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 01 September 2019, are correct as at 03 September 2019.

22,610 total applications. Continued to fall. Of all EMA applications: 8,870 (42.5 per cent) from 16 year olds 8,235 (39.5 per cent) from 17 year olds 3,755 (18.0 per cent) 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 per cent) were from first year claimants.


Education Maintenance Allowances awarded in Wales, September 2018 to August 2019
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