2021 cycle applicant figures – 15 October deadline

Statistical release published on 29 October, providing core numbers for the 2021 October 15 application deadline, comparison data over ten cycles, and graphical illustrations of key trends.

This release includes reports covering different characteristics of applicants (including domicile, age, gender, Indices of Multiple Deprivation and POLAR4 quintile) and provision type (including country of provider). In addition to the interactive tool above we’ve produced CSV files containing the data reported.

Further information

Technical notes and definitions are available above in the help section of the dashboard.

The National Statistics Postcode Lookup (NSPL) was updated in August 2020, so some attributes derived from applicant postcode may not match previous releases.

In 2014, the Croatia classification changed from Not EU to EU (excluding UK). In 2019, Croatia was classified as EU (excluding UK) on the domicile page of the dashboard, but not in domicile breakdowns on other pages. This has been rectified, so Croatia is consistently classified as EU (excluding UK) across all cycles.


CSV reports are available below:

 2021 October deadline applicant statistics CSV files (53.4 KB)