Equal Opportunities

2015 Entry

The tables below cover applicants for NHS clinical psychology training places. (People currently training as clinical psychologists are employed by the NHS. Please see the Funding page for more information.)

The tables include data from applicants who gave their authorisation for it to be made public. Some applicants who gave their authorisation preferred not to give details for particular questions. Some categories with small numbers are grouped together to maintain anonymity.

GENDER - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 10 0% 498 86%
Female 2922 82%
Male 633 18% 84 14%

SEXUAL ORIENTATION - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 136 4% 24 4%
Bisexual 83 2% 19 3%
Gay man 81 2% 12 2%
Gay woman/lesbian 52 1% 13 2%
Other sexual orientation 7 0%
Heterosexual/straight 3206 90% 514 88%

MARITAL STATUS - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 40 1% 6 1%
Divorced/Separated, Widowed 59 2% 8 1%
Married/Civil partnership/Co-habiting 1186 33% 226 39%
Single 2280 64% 342 59%

DEPENDANTS - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 28 1% 5 1%
Has dependants 381 11% 33 6%
No dependants 3156 89% 544 93%

RESIDENCE - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 7 0% 0 0%
UK 3308 93% 572 98%
Other EU/EEA 217 6% 10 2%
Other residence 33 1% 0 0%

AGE - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 6 0% 0 0%
20-24 years 927 26% 114 24%
25-29 years 1727 48% 373 57%
30-34 years 548 15% 62 13%
35-39 years 184 5% 23 3%
40-44 years 103 3% 10 2%
45-49 years 51 1%
50-54 years 13 0% 0 0%
55 and over 6 0% 0 0%

SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say or Not applicable 1053 30% 131 23%
Quintile 1 (lowest participation rate in Higher Education) 228 6% 26 4%
Quintile 2 344 10% 56 10%
Quintile 3 468 13% 72 12%
Quintile 4 599 17% 124 21%
Quintile 5 (highest participation rate in Higher Education) 873 24% 173 30%

To monitor the socio-economic background of applicants we ask you for your home UK postcode when you were age 17. We compare this with the POLAR data produced by HEFCE about the participation of young people in higher education. Please see the HEFCE website if you need more information about POLAR.


RELIGION - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 225 6% 40 7%
No religion 2152 60% 398 68%
Buddhist 39 1% 6 1%
Christian - Protestant 279 8% 49 8%
Christian - Roman Catholic 332 9% 37 6%
Christian - Other 233 7% 17 3%
Hindu 55 2% 7 1%
Muslim 121 3% 11 2%
Jain, Jewish 24 1% 8 1%
Sikh 33 1%
Baha'i, Religion (not specified) 18 1% 0 0%
Other religion 54 2% 9 2%
Total with a religion 1188 33% 144 25%

DISABILITY - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 42 1% 8 1%
No disability 3206 90% 513 88%
Dyslexia 143 4% 35 6%
Unseen disability 59 2% 12 2%
Blind/partially sighted, Disabled (not specified) 12 0% 6 1%
Deaf/hearing impairment 12 0%
Mental health difficulties 24 1%
Wheelchair user/mobility difficulties 12 0%
Two or more disabilities 22 1%
Personal care support required 0 0% 0 0%
Other disability 33 1% 8 1%
Total with a disability 317 9% 61 10%

ETHNICITY - 2015 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3565 100% 582 100%
Prefer not to say 45 1% 5 1%
Indian 129 4% 20 3%
Pakistani 56 2% 7 1%
Bangladeshi 17 0% 6 1%
Other Asian background, Asian (not specified) 40 1%
Total in the Asian/Asian British/Asian English/Asian Scottish/Asian Welsh group 242 7% 33 6%
African 78 2% 8 1%
Caribbean 54 2%
Other Black background 9 0% 0 0%
Black (not specified) 5 0%
Total in the Black/Black British/Black English/Black Scottish/Black Welsh group 146 4% 8 1%
White and Asian 36 1% 5 1%
White and Black African 12 0% 8 1%
White and Black Caribbean 27 1%
Other Mixed background, Mixed (not specified) 55 2% 6 1%
Total in the Mixed group 130 4% 19 3%
British English 1779 50% 358 62%
British Scottish 168 5% 37 6%
British Welsh 111 3% 19 3%
Other British (white) 84 2% 12 2%
Irish 183 5% 23 4%
White (not specified) 190 5% 18 3%
Other White background 403 11% 37 6%
Total in the White group 2918 82% 504 87%
Middle Eastern/North African 28 1% 5 1%
Chinese 34 1% 8 1%
Other ethnic background, Other ethnicity (not specified) 22 1%
Total in the Other Ethnicity group 84 2% 13 2%