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Data includes information by learning centre type, gender and value of EMA awarded for September 2018 to August 2019.

The data, based on applications received by 1 September 2019, are correct as at 3 September 2019.

22,610 total applications. Continued to fall. Of all EMA applications: 8,870 (42.5%) from 16 year olds 8,235 (39.5%) from 17 year olds 3,755 (18.0%) from 18 year olds and over.

Main points

  • The number of both applications and approvals has shown a downward trend since 2010/11; this corresponds with demographic trends.
  • In 2018-19, 20,855 (92.2%) of applications received were approved, 875 (3.9%) were rejected and 855 (3.8%) were incomplete.
  • Of the approved applications, 10,080 (48.3%) were from first year claimants.


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