Age: Over 60 per cent of all entrants to undergraduate courses were under 21 years old and this proportion has been increasing year on year.
Disability: The proportion of all undergraduate entrants who report a disability has increased to 12.0 per cent in 2016-17 and amongst UK entrants the proportion is higher (13.4 per cent).
Ethnicity: The proportion of Asian and black undergraduate entrants increased, while the proportion of white entrants decreased.
Gender: The gender profile of undergraduate entrants remained almost unchanged throughout the years reported.
Disadvantage: The distribution of young undergraduate entrants from the UK by the POLAR4 quintile of their home address was broadly the same in 2016-17 as it was in 2013-14.
Gender identity: In 2016-17, 0.9 per cent of UK undergraduate entrants reported identifying as a different gender from the one assigned at birth. This is a much smaller proportion than in the 2015-16 academic year (3.3 per cent). It is likely that this is due, at least in part, to improved data quality.
Religion or belief: There were 6.4 per cent of UK undergraduate entrants who actively chose to not share their religion or belief, a further 45.6 per cent reported having no religion or belief, 31.9 per cent were Christian and 9.1 per cent were Muslim. These proportions are similar to the entrants in the 2015-16 academic year.
Sexual orientation: With sexual orientation, 7.3 per cent refused to report their sexual orientation, which was 0.4 percentage points lower than in 2015-16. In 2016-17, 86.7 per cent of undergraduates entering higher education from the UK reported being heterosexual, 2.8 per cent reported being bisexual, 1.2 per cent were gay men, and 0.8 per cent were gay women.
Parental education: For parental education, 40.4 per cent of UK undergraduate entrants reported that their parents had a higher education level qualification and an equal proportion (45.8 per cent) reported that they did not, 8.1 per cent reported not knowing, and 5.7 per cent refused to answer the question.