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Young People

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) men and (b) women in the age groups (i) 15 to 19 years and (ii) 20 to 24 years there were in the UK in each year since 1991. (196824)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 26 March 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question on how many (a) men and (b) women in the age groups (i) 15 to 19 years and (ii) 20 to 24 years there were in the UK in each year since 1991. (196824)

The latest available population estimates are for mid-2006. The attached table shows the figures requested:

Mid-year population estimates: United Kingdom; estimated resident population at ages 15 to 19 and 20 to 24 by sex, 1991 to 2006

Thousand

Male

Female

15 to 19

20 to 24

15 to 19

20 to 24

1991

1,905

2,242

1,815

2,207

1992

1,802

2,193

1,729

2,157

1993

1,733

2,135

1,672

2,097

1994

1,721

2,053

1,666

2,021

1995

1,737

1,979

1,687

1,951

1996

1,763

1,889

1,716

1,863

1997

1,799

1,800

1,752

1,780

1998

1,829

1,741

1,780

1,729

1999

1,839

1,737

1,786

1,727

2000

1,850

1,757

1,783

1,750

2001

1,879

1,792

1,799

1,790

2002

1,935

1,823

1,822

1,820

2003

1,989

1,866

1,867

1,851

2004

2,018

1,935

1,903

1,882

2005

2,030

2,000

1,927

1,929

2006

2,060

2,048

1,936

1,976

Sources:

Office for National Statistics, General Register Office for Scotland and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency