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Nursery Education

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of three and four-year-old children in each local authority area are (a) in full-time nursery education and (b) in part-time nursery education; and how this compares with each of the last five years.

The percentages of the three and four-year-old population attending nursery schools and classes in maintained nursery and primary schools in England for the past five years are as follows:

Percentages
19801981198219831984
Local Education AuthorityFull-time pupilsPart-time pupilsFull-time pupilsPart-time pupilsFull-time pupilsPart-time pupilsFull-time pupilsPart-time pupilsFull-time pupilsPart-time pupils
Barking8141115923526432
Barnet422325426329329
Bexley18111111111110
Brent624728730630530
Bromley010102202
Croydon2525251626
Ealing223130038036036
Enfield020021222221
Haringey827103093410371035
Harrow11611701901716
Havering444404
Hillingdon040041043041043
Hounslow130132184517481148
Kingston-upon-Thames328329330328327
Merton137139140142140
Newham344449456457456
Redbridge1919181818
Richmond-upon-Thames111117117118016
Sutton2121213115116114
Waltham Forest332336338337337
ILEA14241523162316241624
Birmingham15101612161413151316
Coventry713616517518419
Dudley616617520323323
Sandwell727729631634534
Solihull020024025026025
Walsall344451653554352
Wolverhampton046505153056
Knowsley0150210262728
Liverpool93111341037938737
St. Helens018018019020019
Sefton324422325226226
Wirral115117119117116
Bolton1416131913201022924
Bury5769610512514
Manchester37153815371636183219
Oldham12121311121412141117
Rochdale424624524424424
Salford30632736937123712
Stockport57584949310
Tameside426433435336337
Trafford19110110110110
Wigan016018121122122
Barnsley244251150149148
Doncaster236238240237236
Rotherham102711281128733732
Sheffield624728632632532
Bradford622623623523424
Calderdale20321321316121314
Kirklees126127131130132
Leeds218321323324226
Wakefield634534535537438
Gateshead419525429231230
Newcastle upon Tyne21152316231721202119
North Tyneside539542543443344
South Tyneside735742448252249
Sunderland426526429331332
Avon7575767676
Bedfordshire821823724524524
Berkshire319319219220220
Buckinghamshire01301301201212
Cambridgeshire2921021021029
Cheshire116218119119119
Cleveland142143144146047
Cornwall (including Isles of Scilly)111112112113013
Cumbria314315316216218
Derbyshire514515515415415
Devon1617171717
Dorset550555
Durham526428430331332
East Sussex0717070707
Essex1414141515
Gloucestershire

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

Local Education Authority

Full-time pupils

Part-time pupils

Full-time pupils

Part-time pupils

Full-time pupils

Part-time pupils

Full-time pupils

Part-time pupils

Full-time pupils

Part-time pupils

Hampshire0505050505
Hereford and Worcester1414141415
Hertfordshire230229129130130
Humberside617619521522523
Isle of Wight1414151515
Kent04050555
Lancashire212113114114114
Leicestershire616616717616616
Lincolnshire2626261616
Norfolk0405050505
North Yorkshire313313314214216
Northamptonshire27171729210
Northumberland310313314115217
Nottinghamshire336336338337239
Oxfordshire310310310210111
Shropshire010011011010011
Somerset101010100
Staffordshire1012111310131013913
Suffolk19110110010010
Surrey111111111111111
Warwickshire213213214214214
West Sussex0303030303
Wiltshire0101010101
ENGLAND415416418418418