Equal Opportunities

2017 Entry

The tables below cover applicants for NHS clinical psychology training places. (People currently training as clinical psychologists are employed by the NHS. These arrangements may be amended for candidates entering training in 2019, but this is unclear at this stage. 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 - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say 14 0% 498 86%
Female 3088 82%
Male 678 18% 83 14%

SEXUAL ORIENTATION - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say 139 4% 20 3%
Bisexual 124 3% 24 4%
Gay man 94 2% 12 2%
Gay woman/lesbian 58 2% 6 1%
Other sexual orientation 7 0%
Heterosexual/straight 3358 89% 519 89%

MARITAL STATUS - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say 59 2% 9 2%
Divorced/Separated, Widowed 52 1%
Married/Civil partnership/Co-habiting 1202 32% 208 36%
Single 2467 65% 364 63%

DEPENDANTS - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say 22 1% 547 94%
No dependants 3396 90%
Has dependants 362 10% 34 6%

RESIDENCE - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say 6 0% 0 0%
UK 3542 94% 564 97%
Other EU/EEA 200 5% 17 3%
Other residence 32 1%

AGE - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
20-24 years 1045 28% 132 23%
Prefer not to say 12 0% 339 58%
25-29 years 1806 48%
30-34 years 522 14% 73 13%
35-39 years 209 6% 24 4%
40-44 years 109 3% 7 1%
45-49 years 60 2% 6 1%
50-54 years 17 0%
55 and over

SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say or Not applicable 808 21% 84 14%
Quintile 1 (lowest participation rate in Higher Education) 272 7% 43 7%
Quintile 2 424 11% 68 12%
Quintile 3 552 15% 72 12%
Quintile 4 725 19% 128 22%
Quintile 5 (highest participation rate in Higher Education) 999 26% 186 32%

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 the Office for Students about the participation of young people in higher education. Please see the Office for Students website if you need more information about POLAR.


RELIGION - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say 238 6% 35 6%
No religion 2341 62% 421 72%
Christian - Protestant 263 7% 41 7%
Christian - Roman Catholic 326 9% 40 7%
Christian - Other 220 6% 13 2%
Muslim 151 4% 10 2%
Buddhist 47 1% 7 1%
Hindu 53 1% 6 1%
Jewish 24 1%
Sikh 37 1%
Baha'i, Jain, Religion (not specified) 38 1% 8 1%
Other religion 42 1%
Total with a religion 1201 32% 125 22%

DISABILITY - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say 52 1% 522 90%
No disability 3365 89%
Blind/partially sighted, Deaf/hearing impairment 14 0% 7 1%
Wheelchair user/mobility difficulties 9 0%
Mental health difficulties 44 1%
Dyslexia 159 4% 24 4%
Personal care support required 0 0% 0 0%
Unseen disability 66 2% 14 2%
Two or more disabilities 34 1% 9 2%
Other disability 31 1% 5 1%
Disabled (not specified) 6 0%
Total with a disability 363 10% 59 10%

ETHNICITY - 2017 ENTRY
CATEGORY APPLICANTS ACCEPTANCES
Totals 3780 100% 581 100%
Prefer not to say 45 1% 7 1%
Indian 124 3% 5 1%
Pakistani 72 2% 6 1%
Bangladeshi 25 1% 8 1%
Asian (not specified) 7 0%
Other Asian background 50 1%
Total in the Asian/Asian British/Asian English/Asian Scottish/Asian Welsh group 278 7% 19 3%
African 87 2% 10 2%
Caribbean 60 2%
Other Black background, Black (not specified) 5 0% 0 0%
Total in the Black/Black British/Black English/Black Scottish/Black Welsh group 152 4% 10 2%
White and Black African 9 0% 6 1%
White and Black Caribbean 23 1%
White and Asian 46 1% 5 1%
Mixed (not specified) 6 0%
Other Mixed background 70 2% 15 3%
Total in the Mixed group 154 4% 26 4%
British English 1874 50% 346 60%
British Scottish 191 5% 38 7%
British Welsh 130 3% 30 5%
Other British (white) 78 2% 15 3%
Irish 203 5% 25 4%
White (not specified) 174 5% 21 4%
Other White background 413 11% 37 6%
Total in the White group 3063 81% 512 88%
Chinese 37 1% 7 1%
Middle Eastern/North African 25 1%
Other ethnicity (not specified) 7 0%
Other ethnic background 19 1%
Total in the Other Ethnicity group 88 2% 7 1%