Generation Y (also called Millennials) are the largest demographic to pursue higher education, with over 45% of them joining a university before age 20. However, is this surge in university applications just because of a generational shift? Or are there some external factors that we should be looking at?
The largest educational demographic is also the most culturally diverse. In regards to racial ethnicity, there are more non-white Millennials as most were born during a period of heightened immigration.
There are less British born Millennials than any other generation, however when combined with foreign ethnicities, they are set to become the largest demographic.