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Primary School Pupils

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many five, six and seven-year-olds there are (a) in each local education authority and (b) nationally. [37150]

[holding answer 15 July 1996]: The latest information on the numbers of pupils in school in each local education authority area in England who were aged between five and seven years of age is shown in the following table.

Pupils aged 5–7 years of age (1)(2) in local education authority area in England
January 1995
Local education authorityPupils
Corporation of London127
Camden6,018
Greenwich9,160
Hackney8,170
Hammersmith and Fulham4,419
Islington6,606
Kensington and Chelsea5,572
Lambeth8,601
Lewisham9,130
Southwark9,815
Tower Hamlets8,760
Wandsworth8,605
Westminster5,072
Barking and Dagenham6,846
Barnet11,376
Bexley9,093
Brent9,641
Bromley11,282
Croydon13,280
Ealing11,514
Enfield10,669
Haringey8,623
Harrow8,035
Havering9,070
Hillingdon9,676
Hounslow8,032
Kingston upon Thames5,060
Merton6,509
Newham11,213
Redbridge9,295
Richmond upon Thames6,210
Sutton6,476
Waltham Forest8,791
Birmingham45,341
Coventry12,801
Dudley11,898
Sandwell12,664
Solihull8,552
Walsall11,099
Wolverhampton10,382
Knowsley7,554
Liverpool20,220
St. Helens7,300
Sefton11,589
Wirral13,938
Bolton11,323
Bury7,358

Pupils aged 5–7 years of age (1)(2) in local education authority area in England

January 1995

Local education authority

Pupils

Manchester18,999
Oldham10,020
Rochdale9,278
Salford9,928
Stockport11,674
Tameside9,515
Trafford8,779
Wigan12,284
Barnsley8,680
Doncaster12,454
Rotherham10,421
Sheffield19,243
Bradford21,809
Calderdale8,330
Kirklees15,657
Leeds28,340
Wakefield13,154
Gateshead7,545
Newcastle upon Tyne10,333
North Tyneside7,642
South Tyneside6,330
Sunderland12,381
Isles of Scilly63
Avon36,777
Bedfordshire23,697
Berkshire30,924
Buckinghamshire27,074
Cambridge26,654
Cheshire38,923
Cleveland24,624
Cornwall17,641
Cumbria17,932
Derbyshire36,029
Devon38,050
Dorset22,743
Durham22,886
East Sussex25,100
Essex60,963
Gloucestershire21,148
Hampshire63,188
Hereford and Worcester26,592
Hertfordshire40,358
Humberside35,985
Isle of Wight4,490
Kent61,756
Lancashire57,654
Leicestershire36,577
Lincolnshire22,699
Norfolk27,148
North Yorkshire26,504
Northamptonshire25,429
Northumberland11,389
Nottinghamshire40,605
Oxfordshire22,009
Shropshire16,623
Somerset18,053
Staffordshire41,776
Suffolk24,876
Surrey38,875
Warwickshire19,322
West Sussex26,245
Wiltshire23,782
England1,918,724

1 Ages as at 31 August 1994.

2 Includes pupils in all maintained and non-maintained schools.