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Children: Essex

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many children of school age there have been in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 1997. (320603)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many children of school age there have been in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 1997 (320603).

The attached table shows the number of children aged 5-16 inclusive, calculated for each mid-year from 1997 to 2008, which are the latest population estimates available.

Number of school age children1 in Essex and Southend in each year since 1997

Essex

Southend on Sea

1997

193,800

24,100

1998

194,000

24,300

1999

197,500

24,400

2000

199,500

24,300

2001

200,900

24,400

2002

202,100

24,400

2003

203,400

24,300

2004

203,700

24,000

2005

203,400

23,800

2006

202,400

23,400

2007

201,400

23,100

2008

200,100

23,000

1 Ages five to 16 inclusive.

Source:

Office for National Statistics