Brain Drain Indicator Index

This Data Tool shows the data set for graduate retention across cities by qualification, sector and occupational skills levels. It accompanies the November 2016 report The Great British Brain DrainThe bulk of graduate data is based on the Annual Higher Education Skills and Earnings survey. The survey is taken six months after finishing university.

All cities are shown as Primary Urban Areas. More details on this definition are here: www.centreforcities.org/puas.

All data is shown for the years 2013/14 – 2014/15 and is presented on the titles of the Data Tool as 2014.

Indicators

Economy

This section offers some comparators for the graduate survey data, base don the The Centre for Cities standard Cities Outlook dataset. All data in this section is for 2014 only.

Average weekly workplace wages

The average weekly earnings of people working in the city in current prices

GVA Per worker

A measurement of the productivity of workers in the city

Population

The total population of the city

Private Sector Jobs

The total number of private sector jobs in the city

Total Jobs

The total number of jobs in the city

Graduate qualifications and wages

Graduate wages

The average annual earnings of graduates working in that city, adjusted for inflation and in current prices.

Proportion of all Russell Group graduates with a 1st or 2.1

The proportion of all new Russell Group graduates in the UK that live in the city and hold a 1st class or 2.1 degree

Proportion of all UK graduates with a 1st or 2.1

The proportion of all new UK graduates with a 1st class or 2.1 degree that live in the city.

Working graduates with a 1st or 2.1 degree

The proportion of the city’s working new graduates that hold any 1st or 2.1 degree.

Working graduates with a 1st or 2.1 from a non Russell Group university

The proportion of the city’s working new graduates that hold a non Russell Group 1st class or 2.1 degree.

Working graduates with a 1st or 2.1 from a Russell Group university

The proportion of the city’s working new graduates that hold a  1st class or 2.1 degree from a Russell Group University.

Working graduates with a 2.2, 3rd or unclassified degree

The proportion of the city’s working new graduates holding a 2.2 or below

Working graduates with a 2.2, 3rd or unclassified degree from a non Russell Group university

The proportion of the city’s working new graduates with a 2.2 or below from a non Russell Group university

Working graduates with a 2.2, 3rd or unclassified degree from a Russell Group university

The proportion of the city’s working new graduates with a 2.2 or below from a Russell Group university

Graduate retention and loss

This section details where new graduates move to within six months of completing their studies and looks at how far they stay in the city they studied, return home, or move to a new city for work.

Graduate gain

The total number of graduates gained in that city.

Graduate loss

Graduates lost to the rest of the country as a share of all students that went to university in that city

Graduate retention rate

The share of students at university in the city who stayed to work there after graduation

Working graduates that moved for work

The proportion of new graduates working in that city that moved there for a job

Working graduates who neither studied or grew up in the city

The proporiton of new graduates working in the city who did not study or grow up there.

Working graduates who studied and grew up in the city

The proportion of new graduates working in the city who also studied and grew up there. Referred to in the report as ‘home-grown’

Working graduates who studied elsewhere but grew up in the city

The proprtion of new graduates who did not study in the city, but grew up and now work there.

Working graduates who studied in the city

The proportion of new graduates who studied in the city and are now working there

Working Oxbridge graduates that moved for work

The proportion of Oxbridge graduates who moved to the city to work

Working graduates with a 1st or 2.1 that moved for work

The proportion of working graduates who hold a 1st class or 2.1 that moved to that city for work.

Graduates working by occupation level

This section looks at what types of occupations new graduates are working in by skills-level required.

Working graduates in high-skilled occupations

The proportion of new graduates in a city that work in high-skilled occupations. These are defined as occupations in Major Groups 1, 2 or 3 of the ONS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Hierarchy

Working graduates in low-skilled occupations

The proportion of new graduates in a city that work in high-skilled occupations. These are defined as occupations in Major Groups 7, 8 or 9 of the ONS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Hierarchy

Working graduates in medium-skilled occupations

The proportion of new graduates in a city that work in high-skilled occupations. These are defined as occupations in Major Groups 4, 5 or 6 of the ONS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Hierarchy

Graduates working by sector

This section shows which sectors new graduates are working in within a city

Working graduates in construction, extraction, logistics or utilities sectors

Working graduates in the KIBS sector

Working graduates in the Manufacturing sector

Working graduates in the other private services sector

Working graduates in the publicly funded services sector