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Young People

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the total number of (a) 18-year-olds, (b) 17-year-olds and (c) 16-year-olds in January (i) 1991, (ii) 1992 and (iii) 1993; and if he will list for each year the number in full-time education in (1) school including maintained, independent and special schools and (2) further education, excluding those on youth training schemes in colleges.

The numbers of 18, 17 and 16-year-olds in England and the numbers in full-time education are shown in the table.

(Academic years, thousands)
1990–911991–921992–93
Population aged
18678.3636.7604.9
17634.5602.2579.4
16599.0577.3554.8
Pupils in full-time education in school (excluding sixth form colleges)1 aged
1814.815.916.5
17130.1135.3138.7
16185.6195.3195.6
Students in full-time further education (including sixth form colleges but excluding those on youth training schemes in colleges)1 aged
1867.277.889.2
17136.2152.9174.2
16161.7180.7193.1
1 The figures for 1992–93 are provisional estimates based on partially processed returns from schools and colleges.