This is the sixth report on demand for higher education that HEPI has published, updated each year in the light of the most recent information. The previous report considered the extent of latent demand from under-represented groups – particularly males and disadvantaged social groups, as well as regional variations. It also showed that there were significant numbers of pupils with very good GCSEs who did not progress with their education. This year’s report builds on these findings, and considers the extent of likely unmet demand in the future, in passing also shedding light on the previous educational profile of students entering higher education – in particular that more than one third of entrants have no UCAS tariff points.