Last Updated: 10th August 2020

Ethnic demographic data for the STP trainee applications

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2019 ethnic demographic data

Ethnic group Total number of applications by ethnicity – 2019 Total number of accepted offers by ethnicity – 2019
White – British 4479 297
White Irish 140 16
Any other white background 634 25
Asian or Asian British – Bangladesh 196 6
Asian or Asian British – Indian 499 17
Asian or Asian British – Pakistani 345 7
Any other Asian background 315 11
Black or Black British – African 527 <5
Black or Black British – Caribbean 81 <5
Chinese 194 14
Mixed White and Asian 116 7
Mixed White and Black Caribbean 57 <5
Mixed White and Black African 66 <5
Any other mixed background 95 <5
Any other Ethnic Group 109 <5
Any other Black background 32 <5
Not Stated/Blank 289 21
Total 8174 434

Percentage of successful applications in 2019 for each of the ethnic categories stated

This graph is a visual representation of the 2019 ethnic demographic data, detailed in the above table.

2015 - 2018 ethnic demographic data

Percentage applications from each of the stated ethnic groups out of the total
number of applications (2015-2019)
Ethnic group 2015 (%) 2016 (%) 2017 (%) 2018 (%) 2019 (%)
Any other Asian background 3.7 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.9
Any other Black Background 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4
Any other ethnic group 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.3
Any other mixed background 0.9 0.8 1.3 0.9 1.2
Any other White Background 8 7.7 8.6 8.7 7.8
Asian or Asian British – Bangladeshi 1.9 1.5 1.4 2 2.4
Asian or Asian British – Indian 6.7 6.8 6.6 6 6.1
Asian or Asian British – Pakistani 4.9 3.9 4.6 3.8 4.2
Black or Black British- African 6.7 7.2 7.5 5.5 6.4
Black or Black British -Caribbean 1.1 1 1 5.5 1.0
Chinese 2.5 1.7 1.3 1.9 2.4
Mixed White and Asian 1.3 1 1.5 1.5 1.4
Mixed White and Black African 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.8
Mixed White and Black Caribbean 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7
Not Stated 1.3 1.9 1.5 1.5 3.5
White British 56 55 55.2 57.3 54.8
White Irish 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.1 1.7
Total numbers of accepted offers by ethnic group (2015-2019)
Ethnic group 2015 (%) 2016 (%) 2017 (%) 2018 (%) 2019 (%)
Any other Asian background <5 <5 <5 <5 11
Any other ethnic background 0 <5 <5 <5 3
Any other mixed background <5 <5 <5 5 3
Any other White Background 15 13 14 27 25
Asian or Asian British – Bangladeshi <5 0 <5 <5 6
Asian or Asian British – Indian 11 14 16 7 17
Asian or Asian British – Pakistani <5 5 8 9 7
Black or Black British- African <5 <5 7 <5 4
Black or Black British -Caribbean <5 0 <5 <5 10
Chinese 0 <5 <5 >5 14
Mixed White and Asian 6 <5 <5 6 7
Mixed White and Black African 0 <5 <5 0
Mixed White and Black Caribbean 0 <5 <5 <5 3
Not Stated <5 <5 <5 <5 21
White British 196 148 222 258 297
White Irish <5 <5 7 <5 16
Total 247 198 295 339 434