Analysing family circumstances and education

Closed 31 Jul 2017

Opened 12 Apr 2017


We’re seeking views on the methodology in our paper analysing the household income and educational outcomes of pupils in England.

Why your views matter

The statistical paper describes a provisional methodology we used to calculate equivalised household income bands. We have done this by matching administrative income data from other government departments to anonymised pupil records.

It includes analysis on:

  • educational outcomes at key stage 2 (age 11) and key stage 4 (age 16)
  • characteristics of schools attended
  • family characteristics and size
  • effect of housing costs
  • geographical distribution of households

The paper also outlines an approach to looking at ordinary working families.

An explanation of equivalisation is set out in Annex A of the consultation document.




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  • Education
  • Equality