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Pupils: Females

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many girls aged (a) 14, (b) 15, (c) 16, (d) 17 and (e) 18 years attended schools in England in each year since 2003, broken down by (i) ethnicity and (ii) religion. (212953)

The available information is shown in the tables.

Religion of pupils is not collected centrally. The number of girls aged 14 to 18 by religious character of their school has been provided in the final tables.

Secondary schools1, 2, 3: Number of girls aged 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 by ethnic group—Position in January each year 2003 to 2008 (provisional)—England

2003

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

White

242,900

229,170

75,770

58,520

2,770

White British

236,130

222,940

73,070

56,400

2,550

Irish

1,200

1,100

470

380

30

Traveller of Irish heritage

100

60

20

20

0

Gypsy/Roma

170

130

20

10

7

Any other White background

5,310

4,930

2,200

1,700

190

Mixed

5,790

5,230

1,630

1,080

90

White and Black Caribbean

2,170

1,920

390

230

30

White and Black African

450

400

130

90

20

White and Asian

1,030

900

420

290

10

Any other Mixed background

2,140

2,010

700

470

30

Asian

17,650

17,160

7,900

6,420

1,160

Indian

6,760

6,840

3,570

3,220

430

Pakistani

6,580

6,220

2,590

1,920

470

Bangladeshi

2,780

2.640

910

680

150

Any other Asian background

1,530

1.460

830

590

110

Black

9,850

9,610

2,890

1,940

520

Black Caribbean

4,530

4,340

1,120

690

130

Black African

4,080

4,100

1,460

1.040

340

Any other Black background

1,240

1,170

310

220

40

Chinese

980

960

580

550

80

Any other ethnic group

2,100

1,920

860

670

110

Classified4

279,270

264,050

89,630

69,170

4,720

Unclassified5

14,230

14,930

5,450

4,680

360

Minority Ethnic Pupils6

43,140

41,110

16,560

12,770

2,170

Total

293,490

278,980

95,080

73,850

5,080

2004

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

White

241,840

241,350

79,100

60,950

2,990

White British

234,750

234.610

76,040

58,810

2,770

Irish

1,200

1,150

480

390

20

Traveller of Irish heritage

80

60

10

10

0

Gypsy/Roma

160

160

20

10

7

Any other White background

5,650

5,360

2.540

1,730

200

Mixed

6,330

5,810

2,040

1,380

130

White and Black Caribbean

2,330

2,150

550

290

30

White and Black African

580

470

190

120

10

White and Asian

1,170

1,070

490

370

30

Any other Mixed background

2,250

2.130

810

600

50

Asian

17,090

17,680

8,290

6,740

1,330

Indian

6,320

6.830

3,810

3,230

520

Pakistani

6,390

6,510

2.600

2,070

530

Bangladeshi

2,710

2,760

960

710

170

Any other Asian background

1.670

1,590

920

730

110

Black

10,480

10,040

3,290

2,330

590

Black Caribbean

4,590

4,450

1,180

820

170

Black African

4,670

4,400

1,740

1,270

380

Any other Black background

1,220

1,200

360

240

40

Chinese

1,090

1,030

590

560

100

Any other ethnic group

2,240

2,110

1,010

730

160

Classified4

279,050

278,010

94,310

72,680

5,300

Unclassified5

10,380

11,020

4,230

3,490

300

Minority Ethnic Pupils6

44,300

43,400

18,270

13,870

2,530

Total

289,430

289,030

98,540

76,170

5,600

2005

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

White

245,430

238,310

81,880

63,140

3,300

White British

238,250

231,410

78,690

60,740

3,070

Irish

1,160

1,130

510

390

30

Traveller of Irish heritage

80

70

20

10

0

Gypsy/Roma

150

160

10

10

7

Any other White background

5,780

5,540

2,660

1,980

200

Mixed

6,720

6,210

2,170

1,610

150

White and Black Caribbean

2.610

2,290

590

400

40

White and Black African

630

610

200

160

20

White and Asian

1,220

1,140

510

400

30

Any other Mixed background

2,260

2,180

860

650

60

Asian

17,760

17,100

8,610

7,000

1,400

Indian

6,430

6,350

3,820

3,380

510

Pakistani

6,530

6,350

2,770

2,060

550

Bangladeshi

2,970

2,670

1,030

760

170

Any other Asian background

1.840

1,730

980

810

170

Black

10,700

10,550

3,430

2,550

650

Black Caribbean

4,480

4,470

1,190

860

180

Black African

5,000

4,950

1,860

1,430

430

Any other Black background

1,220

1,140

390

260

50

Chinese

1,040

1,130

650

570

110

Any other ethnic group

2,410

2,360

1,180

870

190

Classified4

284,060

275,670

97,920

75,730

5,790

Unclassified5

8,740

9,560

4,110

3,150

310

Minority Ethnic Pupils6

45,810

44,260

19,230

14,980

2,720

Total

292,800

285,230

102,030

78,880

6,100

2006

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

White

249,520

242,630

82,330

66,050

3,100

White British

242,020

235,360

78,760

63,450

2,840

Irish

1,130

1,120

490

420

30

Traveller of Irish heritage

90

60

10

10

0

Gypsy/Roma

190

140

20

10

7

Any other White background

6,090

5,950

3,060

2,160

240

Mixed

7,510

6,800

2,400

1,820

160

White and Black Caribbean

2,960

2,610

620

450

40

White and Black African

680

640

230

160

20

White and Asian

1,380

1,240

580

470

40

Any other Mixed background

2,490

2,320

980

740

70

Asian

18,300

17,930

8,680

7,420

1,350

Indian

6,370

6,470

3,740

3,460

520

Pakistani

6,840

6,530

2,790

2,240

490

Bangladeshi

2,880

2,960

990

820

170

Any other Asian background

2,220

1,960

1,170

900

180

Black

11,010

10,920

3,640

2,720

720

Black Caribbean

4,340

4,360

1,200

830

190

Black African

5,440

5,310

2,050

1,600

470

Any other Black background

1,230

1,250

390

290

60

Chinese

1,020

1,080

710

630

100

Any other ethnic group

2,410

2,360

1,160

910

160

Classified4

289,760

281,720

98,920

79,530

5,600

Unclassified5

6,420

7,160

3,600

2,810

230

Minority Ethnic Pupils6

47,740

46,360

20,160

16,080

2,760

Total

296,180

288,880

102,520

82,350

5,830

2007

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

White

246,680

246,390

85,310

66,220

3,750

White British

238,740

238,670

81,480

63,330

3,440

Irish

1,080

1,100

510

400

20

Traveller of Irish heritage

80

70

10

10

0

Gypsy/Roma

250

180

20

10

7

Any other White background

6,520

6,370

3,290

2,470290

Mixed

8,060

7,460

2,680

2,000210

White and Black Caribbean

3,070

2,870

750

480

50

White and Black African

800

680

250

190

40

White and Asian

1,490

1,400

630

510

30

Any other Mixed background

2,700

2,510

1,050

820

90

Asian

18,860

18,540

9,010

7,500

1,540

Indian

6,400

6,490

3,720

3,370560

Pakistani

7,220

6,850

2,800

2,280580

Bangladeshi

2,840

2,870

1,170

790

180

Any other Asian background

2,400

2,330

1,310

1,070230

Black

11,370

11,210

3,880

2,960760

Black Caribbean

4,090

4,270

1,250

920

170

Black African

5,950

5,710

2,210

1,710540

Any other Black background

1,330

1,230

420

330

50

Chinese

1,070

1,080

710

690

120

Any other ethnic group

2,600

2,490

1,230

960

210

Classified4

288,630

287,170

102,820

80,320

6,590

Unclassified5

4,910

5,400

2,900

2,440260

Minority Ethnic Pupils6

49,890

48,510

21,340

16,990

3,160

Total

293,540

292,570

105,710

82,760

6,850

2008 (provisional)

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

White

236,180

243,520

85,850

68,360

4,100

White British

226,940

234,640

81,550

64,970

3,680

Irish

940

1,070

490

420

30

Traveller of Irish heritage

80

60

10

7

7

Gypsy/Roma

290

230

20

10

7

Any other White background

7,930

7,520

3,790

2,960

390

Mixed

8,460

8,010

2,950

2,190

210

White and Black Caribbean

3,210

3,030

840

560

50

White and Black African

840

790

250

200

20

White and Asian

1,570

1,480

700

530

40

Any other Mixed background

2,840

2,710

1,170

910

100

Asian

19,840

19,250

9,580

7,850

1,610

Indian

6,470

6,510

3,910

3,340

530

Pakistani

7,590

7,260

3,040

2,320

610

Bangladeshi

3,020

2,850

1,170

980

180

Any other Asian background

2,760

2,620

1,460

1,210

290

Black

11,910

11,480

4,260

3,190

860

Black Caribbean

4,110

4,000

1,280

980

210

Black African

6,490

6,130

2,540

1,870

580

Any other Black background

1,310

1,350

440

330

80

Chinese

1,060

1,110

680

680

130

Any other ethnic group

2,810

2,650

1,330

1,050

230

Classified4

280,260

286,020

104,650

83,320

7,120

Unclassified5

4,070

4,230

2,150

1,920

230

Minority Ethnic Pupils6

53,320

51,380

23,100

18,350

3,450

Total

284,320

290,250

106,800

85,240

7,350

1 Excludes dually registered pupils.

2 Includes middle schools as deemed.

3 Includes City technology colleges and academies.

4 Pupils aged 14, 15, 16. 17 and 18 were classified according to ethnic group. Age at start of academic year (31 August).

5 Information refused or not obtained.

6 Includes all pupils classified as belonging to an ethnic group other than White British.

7 Less than five.

Note:

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source.

School Census

Secondary schools1, 2: Number of girls aged 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 by religious character—Position in January each year 2003 to 2008 (provisional—England

2003

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

No Religious character

249,330

236,690

77,350

59,930

4,130

Church of England

13,050

12,530

5,120

4,080

270

Roman Catholic

28,700

27,500

11,110

8,520

620

Methodist

0

0

0

0

0

Other Christian Faith3

1,760

1,630

1,100

970

30

Jewish

540

520

350

320

20

Muslim

50

60

40

30

4

Sikh

30

30

10

10

10

Other

30

30

4

0

0

Total

293,490

278,980

95,080

73,850

5,080

2004

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged16

Girls aged17

Girls aged 18

No Religious character

245,870

245,460

80,320

61,670

4,600

Church of England

13,220

13,020

5,450

4,250

260

Roman Catholic

27,880

28,060

11,200

8,890

680

Methodist

0

0

0

0

0

Other Christian Faith3

1,980

1,990

1,210

1,060

30

Jewish

380

400

320

260

20

Muslim

60

50

40

40

10

Sikh

30

30

20

10

4

Other

20

30

0

0

0

Total

289,430

289,030

98,540

76,170

5,600

2005

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged16

Girls aged17

Girls aged 18

No Religious character

248,190

241,730

83,080

63,800

4,970

Church of England

13,340

13,310

5,660

4,580

290

Roman Catholic

28,530

27,530

11,610

9,070

750

Methodist

0

0

0

0

0

Other Christian Faith3

2,140

2,140

1,280

1,100

60

Jewish

430

410

350

280

10

Muslim

120

60

40

40

10

Sikh

30

30

20

20

4

Other

30

20

4

0

0

Total

292,800

285,230

102,030

78,880

6,100

2006

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

No Religious character

250,680

244,180

83,410

66,490

4,770

Church of England

14,090

13,430

5,840

4,780

310

Roman Catholic

28,330

28,190

11,410

9,490

710

Methodist

0

0

0

0

0

Other Christian Faith3

2,470

2,420

1,460

1,200

40

Jewish

440

480

350

340

10

Muslim

120

110

30

40

10

Sikh

30

30

20

20

4

Other

20

30

0

0

0

Total

296,180

288,880

102,520

82,350

5,830

2007

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

No Religious character

247,440

246,920

86,060

66,880

5,670

Church of England

14,130

14,090

5,860

4,960

350

Roman Catholic

28,320

28,100

11,880

9,300

760

Methodist

0

0

0

0

0

Other Christian Faith3

2,890

2,800

1,440

1,270

60

Jewish

490

440

400

310

10

Muslim

200

180

70

30

10

Sikh

60

30

20

20

0

Other

20

20

4

0

0

Total

293,540

292,570

105,710

82,760

6,850

2008 (provisional)

Girls aged 14

Girls aged 15

Girls aged 16

Girls aged 17

Girls aged 18

No Religious character

238,700

244,230

86,630

68,990

6,040

Church of England

13,990

13,920

6,010

4,870

370

Roman Catholic

27,380

27,920

11,950

9,610

850

Methodist

0

0

0

0

0

Other Christian Faith3

3,380

3,290

1,770

1,370

80

Jewish

480

480

330

340

10

Muslim

340

330

80

60

10

Sikh

30

60

30

20

4

Other

30

20

0

0

0

Total

284,320

290,250

106,800

85,240

7,350

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Excludes dually registered pupils.

3 Includes pupils of mixed denomination or other Christian beliefs.

4 Less than five.

Note:

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census and Edubase