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Primary Schools

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the number of primary school teachers that will be required in September 1981, showing how this figure compares with the figure currently planned.

My right hon. Friend is engaged at present in consultations before deciding his policy about the supply of teachers in the 1980s, in the light of the latest projections of school population.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the primary school population in each local education authority area at the present time and at September 1981.

Following is the information for January 1974, the latest available, expressed in terms of new authority areas. The primary school population in England and Wales as a whole is projected to decrease by about 15 per cent. by January 1982. It is not considered meaningful to project figures for the individual new authorities for a period so far ahead.

Total Maintained Primary School Population (inc. Middle Deemed Primary)
ENGLAND
Greater London
Barking16,537
Barnet25,696
Bexley23,246
Brent26,447
Bromley28,218
Croydon34,432
Ealing29,071
Enfield26,269
Haringey24,547
Harrow21,353
Havering26,592
Hillingdon23,665
Hounslow20,483
Kingston-upon-Thames11,674
Merton10,918
Newham25,117
Redbridge21,192
Richmond-upon-Thames12,562
Sutton14,503
Waltham Forest21,916
Total Outer London Boroughs444,432
ILEA232,555
Total Greater London676,987
METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS
West Midlands
Birmingham122,409
Coventry40,698
Dudley34,104
Sandwell38,480
Solihull25,290
Walsall32,882
Wolverhampton31,727
Total325,589
Merseyside
Knowsley26,440
Liverpool64,148
St. Helens23,376
Sefton35,495
Wirral38,189
Total187,646

Total Maintained Primary School Population (inc. Middle Deemed Primary)

Greater Manchester

Bolton30,887
Bury19,162
Manchester59,301
Oldham26,034
Rochdale23,748
Salford31,578
Stockport33,176
Tameside25,410
Trafford25,811
Wigan36,112
Total311,217

South Yorkshire

Barnsley26,361
Doncaster35,478
Rotherham30,169
Sheffield62,839
Total154,846

West Yorkshire

Bradford43,567
Calderdale21,067
Kirklees39,530
Leeds64,541
Wakefield34,314
Total203,018

Tyne and Wear

Gateshead25,011
Newcastle upon Tyne27,570
North Tyneside18,780
South Tyneside19,352
Sunderland35,599
Total126,312

Non-Metropolitan Counties

Isles of Scilly210
Avon93,790
Bedfordshire53,707
Berkshire70,808
Buckinghamshire63,136
Cambridgeshire56,648
Cheshire105,085
Cleveland72,648
Cornwall38,697
Cumbria52,111
Derbyshire96,843
Devon85,029
Dorset48,088
Durham68,435
East Sussex54,028
Essex147,716
Gloucestershire52,021
Hampshire152,266
Hereford and Worcester56,096
Hertfordshire101,461
Humberside88,663
Isle of Wight7,447
Kent146,460
Lancashire146,032
Leicestershire89,330
Lincolnshire56,005

Total Maintained Primary School Population (inc. Middle Deemed Primary)

Norfolk69,196
North Yorkshire62,872
Northamptonshire55,600
Northumberland28,391
Nottinghamshire109,966
Oxfordshire53,159
Salop38,366
Somerset38,340
Staffordshire114,913
Suffolk50,207
Surrey95,963
Warwickshire55,881
West Sussex55,294
Wiltshire56,527
Total non-Metropolitan Counties2,887,423
Total England4,873,037

WALES

Counties

Clwyd43,111
Dyfed33,981
Gwent53,070
Gwynedd24,362
Mid-Glamorgan65,836
Powys11,226
South Glamorgan42,565
West Glamorgan40,623
Total Wales—Counties314,773
Total: England and Wales5,187,810