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Nursery Education

Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what percentage of children aged three and four years were in receipt of nursery education in each

Number of 3 and 4 year olds in education authority nursery schools
1978197919801981198219831984198719881989
Borders299313301363387394359390438447
Central1,3991,5121,6811,8581,9602,1662,2102,4922,5682,744
Dumfries and Galloway253257266247271287316428550625
Fife3,1923,2353,2803,1423,4393,8053,9934,1934,4024,329
Grampian2,2332,1962,2222,2442,2352,4252,4332,6782,9853,171
Highland331455484519567580618617645622
Lothian6,7186,5296,7956,7997,0457,4777,9667,9658,0647,969
Strathclyde14,50114,76814,84115,40616,07116,79317,37617,55117,82818,683
Tayside1,8411,9332,0072,0142,0972,1122,1362,3442,5162,975
Orkney789693748589928397101
Shetland328699918582102110111119
Western Isles1601511621561691460000
Scotland total31,03731,53132,23132,91334,41136,35637,60138,85140,20441,785
Percentage of 3 and 4 year old children in population in receipt of nursery education
1978197919801981198219831984198719881989
Borders12·212·813·717·117·516·615·216·618·719·1
Central19·321·425·228·829·331·231·237·839·241·9
Dumfries and Galloway7·07·48·48·08·17·98·712·715·817·9
Fife35·436·338·339·340·842·242·848·550·449·6
Grampian18·218·018·719·418·318·618·621·224·025·5
Highland6·38·59·110·210·710·310·511·612·311·9
Lothian36·036·640·443·043·343·845·347·847·947·3
Strathclyde22·223·224·727·727·827·727·629·630·131·6
Tayside18·520·422·123·223·523·022·625·126·531·3
Orkney16·819·419·314·916·517·918·318·320·721·5
Shetland4·511·713·212·112·111·113·617·718·119·4
Western Isles19·216·818·419·319·716·20·00·00·00·0
Scotland total22·923·825·627·827·928·028·230·831·933·1

Note: Figures for private nursery schools within each local education authority area are not available.