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Education Maintenance Allowance

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many education maintenance allowances are being paid in each local education authority in England; what percentage of the relevant age cohort these figures represent; and what estimate he has made of the take-up rate in each area. (75213)

EMA 2005/06 take-up to April 2006 and is shown in the following table.

Take-up current year (April 2006)Take-up as proportion of age cohortTake-up as proportion of eligible population

Local authority

16-year-olds

17-year-olds

16-year-olds (percentage)

17-year-olds (percentage)

16-year-olds (percentage)

17-year-olds (percentage)

Camden

753

687

41

39

86

86

Greenwich

1,154

930

42

33

87

81

Hackney

1,388

1,227

55

47

91

92

Hammersmith and Fulham

596

550

41

37

83

86

Islington

896

696

52

40

99

85

Kensington and Chelsea

349

317

27

26

96

92

Lambeth

1,517

1,241

60

47

99

92

Lewisham

1,326

1,079

46

38

90

82

Southwark

1,380

1,162

51

44

92

90

Tower Hamlets

1,587

1,336

64

53

93

87

Wandsworth

900

689

46

36

96

81

Westminster

564

534

36

34

86

89

Barking and Dagenham

922

697

40

32

97

88

Barnet

1,125

1,009

29

27

89

92

Bexley

849

677

27

22

81

77

Brent

1,441

1,303

46

42

94

92

Bromley

940

715

23

19

78

73

Croydon

1,568

1,213

35

28

94

83

Ealing

1,330

1,266

39

37

87

91

Enfield

1,380

1,142

38

32

89

83

Haringey

1,228

1,156

50

45

88

92

Harrow

924

825

34

27

95

93

Havering

833

623

28

21

82

72

Hillingdon

909

741

28

23

82

79

Hounslow

978

804

39

32

93

84

Kingston upon Thames

390

308

22

18

85

79

Merton

682

526

33

25

91

81

Newham

2,021

1,749

56

49

96

93

Redbridge

1,139

1,045

33

32

80

85

Richmond upon Thames

352

309

20

18

83

82

Sutton

595

482

25

20

83

76

Waltham Forest

1,246

1,037

45

38

84

83

Birmingham

6,330

5,262

44

37

86

83

Coventry

1,569

1,176

38

29

85

73

Dudley

1,402

1,087

34

27

85

76

Sandwell

1,834

1,445

47

37

89

82

Solihull

728

542

25

19

83

74

Walsall

1,374

1,090

39

32

86

77

Wolverhampton

1,508

1,134

45

35

87

76

Knowsley

1,178

891

51

39

92

82

Liverpool

2,839

2,188

48

37

89

77

St. Helens

976

759

41

33

99

84

Sefton

1,602

1,260

39

31

85

79

Wirral

1,749

1,274

40

29

86

71

Bolton

1,433

1,161

37

31

82

79

Bury

812

647

30

24

76

72

Manchester

2,685

2,213

46

39

88

83

Oldham

1,407

1,005

45

32

91

74

Rochdale

1,246

1,036

40

34

81

79

Salford

997

816

35

29

81

80

Stockport

993

897

26

24

75

76

Tameside

1,183

891

38

29

84

73

Trafford

919

805

32

30

82

80

Wigan

1,476

1,125

36

27

85

76

Barnsley

1,008

789

34

28

81

74

Doncaster

1,445

1,075

36

27

86

74

Rotherham

1,191

880

34

26

85

73

Sheffield

2,213

1,742

35

28

81

75

Bradford

2,963

2,256

43

34

90

79

Calderdale

984

720

37

27

83

69

Kirklees

1,883

1,546

34

29

82

77

Leeds

3,154

2,221

33

23

88

73

Wakefield

1,429

1,064

32

24

82

72

Gateshead

971

783

40

32

84

78

Newcastle upon Tyne

1,149

893

35

29

88

77

North Tyneside

905

676

36

27

80

70

South Tyneside

791

632

38

31

84

78

Sunderland

1,645

1,248

43

33

87

76

Bath and NE Somerset

599

440

26

20

82

74

Bristol, City of

1,561

1,067

34

24

90

69

North Somerset

725

567

29

23

75

71

South Gloucestershire

821

598

25

18

77

68

Hartlepool

607

429

47

33

87

73

Middlesbrough

920

773

46

39

85

78

Redcar and Cleveland

749

613

39

32

85

81

Stockton-on-Tees

917

756

34

29

82

77

Kingston upon Hull, City of

1,580

1,202

46

35

88

76

East Riding of Yorkshire

1,404

1,127

32

27

80

74

North East Lincolnshire

1,061

813

45

34

89

78

North Lincolnshire

779

619

36

30

80

74

North Yorkshire

2,241

1,670

26

20

85

75

York

637

493

29

23

87

79

Bedfordshire

1,302

1,012

24

19

80

73

Luton

1,227

1,032

47

39

87

81

Buckinghamshire

1,337

1,037

20

16

86

81

Milton Keynes

890

702

30

23

80

75

Derbyshire

3,067

2,374

30

25

81

72

Derby

1,088

718

34

24

87

68

Dorset

1,516

1,160

28

21

79

72

Poole

535

406

30

22

84

74

Bournemouth

624

465

33

26

85

74

Durham

2,408

1,851

38

30

84

73

Darlington

520

360

38

28

87

71

East Sussex

2,079

1,690

31

26

76

72

Brighton and Hove

923

721

34

27

87

77

Hampshire

4,165

3,079

25

19

82

73

Portsmouth

880

707

38

30

87

79

Southampton

946

679

38

27

86

72

Leicestershire

2,347

1,798

28

23

79

72

Leicester

2,182

1,880

58

50

89

86

Rutland

82

62

13

8

78

60

Staffordshire

3,487

2,715

32

25

79

70

Stoke-on-Trent

1,482

1,086

46

34

86

74

Wiltshire

1,568

1,148

26

19

78

69

Swindon

717

580

30

25

78

72

Bracknell Forest

327

201

22

12

102

72

Windsor and Maidenhead

295

254

16

12

78

79

West Berkshire

374

249

18

12

83

64

Reading

439

299

26

18

85

66

Slough

587

420

37

26

96

78

Wokingham

344

272

17

14

85

77

Cambridgeshire

1,769

1,325

25

19

82

72

Peterborough

780

577

36

26

84

73

Cheshire

2,521

1,881

28

21

81

73

Halton

751

566

44

33

85

74

Warrington

748

562

28

22

84

73

Devon

3,370

2,605

36

29

79

71

Plymouth

1,320

986

40

30

77

67

Torbay

782

579

45

34

85

73

Essex

4,800

3,455

27

20

83

70

Southend-on-Sea

620

528

30

27

77

74

Thurrock

563

346

27

18

89

63

Herefordshire

783

594

32

25

76

70

Worcestershire

2,324

1,847

31

25

76

74

Kent

5,519

4,068

29

22

83

72

Medway

1,180

897

32

24

79

70

Lancashire

5,374

4,419

33

28

82

78

Blackburn with Darwen

968

824

44

37

87

83

Blackpool

748

534

39

28

88

76

Nottinghamshire

3,330

2,419

32

24

84

70

Nottingham

1,600

1,164

48

35

95

78

Shropshire

1,130

845

28

21

79

70

Telford and Wrekin

777

582

33

24

78

70

Cornwall

3,102

2,542

46

38

79

75

Cumbria

2,034

1,576

32

25

76

69

Gloucestershire

2,121

1,659

27

22

79

74

Hertfordshire

3,217

2,465

23

18

81

74

Isle of Wight

710

618

41

36

72

73

Lincolnshire

3,149

2,374

34

26

79

72

Norfolk

3,484

2,556

34

26

83

70

Northamptonshire

2,477

1,741

27

19

80

68

Northumberland

1,326

1,020

33

26

78

69

Oxfordshire

1,496

1,105

19

14

84

74

Somerset

2,181

1,717

30

23

79

73

Suffolk

2,982

2,248

33

26

80

70

Surrey

2,447

1,916

18

14

83

77

Warwickshire

1,798

1,313

26

19

83

72

West Sussex

2,651

2,057

27

22

81

75

England

220,523

171,980

33

26

84

76

Notes: 1. Take-up figures are the number of learners who have received one or more EMA payments. 2. The eligibility estimates are produced using income distributions (derived from the Family Resources Survey) and expected numbers in full-time further education. When applied to individual localities, the figures may be subject to some variation but they provide a useful estimate. 3. City of London has been omitted because of small population size (see note 2, above). Take-up of EMA in the authority to date is 19 16-year-olds and 42 17-year-olds have received at least one payment.