Outstanding amount in student loans in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010/11-2018/19

This statistic displays the amount outstanding in student loans in the United Kingdom from the financial years ending March 2011 to March 2019 by country. The graph shows that the amount in outstanding debt rose across all countries year on year, which indicates that outstanding amounts outweigh loan repayments being paid by former students. England has a far higher amount of outstanding loans due to the far higher number of students attending universities as well as the higher amount of loans taken out. As it stands in 2019 the amount outstanding respectively is 121.8 billion British pounds in England, 3.6 billion in Northern Ireland, 5.5 billion in Scotland and 4.7 billion in Wales. This comes to a total of 135.6 billion British pounds outstanding in loans across the United Kingdom.

Amount outstanding in student loans in the United Kingdom (UK) from financial year 2010/11 to 2018/19, by country

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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Financial year 2010/11 to 2018/19*

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "Statistics are presented according to financial years, where the financial year runs from 1st April to 31st March."

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