Select Committee on Education and Employment Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Annex

STATISTICAL SNAPSHOT

1.  STAFF

Table 1

TEACHING-AND-RESEARCH ACADEMIC STAFF, CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL, WHOLLY AND PARTIALLY UNIVERSITY FUNDED (EXCLUDES RESEARCH-ONLY STAFF), AT UK HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, 1980-98

  
Full-time
Part-time
Full-time
equivalent
1980-81
35,107
1,678
35,694
1985-86
33,260
2,328
34,075
1990-91
33,547
3,107
34,634
1995-96
78,923
11,396
82,912
1997-98
77,015
13,746
81,826

Part time = 0.35 full-time

Source: Universities' Statistical Record, series; Higher Education Statistics Agency

2.  STUDENTS

Table 2

STUDENTS AT UK HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, UNDERGRADUATES AND POSTGRADUATE, HOME AND OVERSEAS, 1980-1997

   
Full-time
Part-time
Full-time
equivalent
1980-81
306,614
33,311
318,273
1985-86
310,145
42,274
324,941
1990-91
370,254
58,604
390,765
1995-96
1,107,841
612,253
1,322,130
1997-98
1,166,127
633,937
1,388,005

Part time = 0.35 full-time

Source: Universities' Statistical Record, series; Higher Education Statistics Agency

3.  STUDENT:STAFF RATIO

Table 3

STUDENT:STAFF RATIO, FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT, UK HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, 1980-1997

1980-81
9:1
1985-86
10:1
1990-91
11:1
1995-96
16:1
1997-98
17:1

Source: Association of University Teachers
  

4.  PAY

Table 4

INDEXED REAL TERMS CHANGES IN PAY FOR ACADEMIC AND RELATED STAFF COMPARED WITH NEW EARNINGS SURVEY AVERAGE EARNINGS, 1981-1997

  
Pre-1992 academic
and related staff
NES average earnings
1980-81
100.0
100.0
1982-83
96.0
100.0
1983-84
95.5
103.1
1984-85
97.0
105.8
1985-86
95.4
106.3
1986-87
107.4
111.6
1987-88
103.0
115.4
1988-89
105.1
122.1
1989-90
103.1
123.9
1990-91
102.7
124.4
1991-92
101.4
126.9
1992-93
102.6
130.5
1993-94
102.9
134.1
1994-95
102.8
134.5
1995-96
102.2
134.5
1996-97
102.6
137.4
1997-98
103.1
140.3
1998-99
101.1
141.1

Source: Association of University Teachers; New Earnings Survey, series



5.  EDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURE AS A PERCENTAGE OF GDP FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION

Table 5

DIRECT PUBLIC EXPENDITURE FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 1995

  
% of GDP
Finland
1.7
Sweden
1.6
Canada
1.5
Norway
1.5
Denmark
1.3
Australia
1.2
Netherlands
1.1
New Zealand
1.1
Switzerland
1.1
United States
1.1
France
1.0
Germany
1.0
Portugal
1.0
Austria
0.9
Belgium
0.9
Ireland
0.9
mean
0.9
OECD total
0.9
Greece
0.8
Hungary
0.8
Mexico
0.8
Poland
0.8
Spain
0.8
Turkey
0.8
Czech Republic
0.7
Iceland
0.7
Italy
0.7
UK
0.7
Japan
0.4
Korea
0.3
Luxembourg
0.1
Source: OECD Indicators 1998 Table B1




 
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