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Teachers

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will state on the same basis as his reply of 12 November, Official Report, column 46, the actual number of pupils being educated by local education authorities in 1960, 1970, 1980, 1989 and 1990, together with the pupil-teacher ratio in each case, based on actual numbers, showing also the change between 1970 and 1989 in actual and percentage terms.

The information requested for local education authority-maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools is given in the table.

January each yearActual teacher numbers (thousands)Actual pupil numbers (thousands)Ratio of actual pupil numbers to actual teacher numbers
19601
1970347·87,537·221·7
1980455·78,275·518·2
1989421·06,900·516·4
19902424·6
University of Wales—1989
Total students all domicilesWelsh domicilePercentage Welsh domicile
Aberystwyth3,9291,09928
Bangor3,60691325
Cardiff9,3003,30236
Lampeter89718020
Swansea5,7251,67729
UWCM1,12043939
Total24,5777,61031

Source: Universities Statistical Record.