HC Deb 18 January 1988 vol 125 cc466-7W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give the most recent figures for the number of young people going on into sixth forms or other further education establishments for (a) England and Wales, (b) the Inner London education authority, (c) Croydon, (d) Kingston upon Thames, (e) Brent and (f) Sheffield; and if he will give each as a total and as a percentage of the total year group for each area.

Mr. Dunn

[holding reply 11 January 1988]: The number and percentage of 16 and 17-year-olds in full-time

Academic year 1986–87
16 year olds 17 year olds
Nos. (000s) As a percentage1 of age group Nos. (000s) As a percentage1 of age group
England 293.6 46 205.9 31
ILEA2 11.7 51 7.7 31
Croydon LB2 1.9 49 1.3 31
Kingston-upon-Thames LB2 0.9 62 0.6 40
Brent LB2 1.7 65 1.2 43
Sheffield MDC2 3.2 40 2.2 27
1 The number of 16 and 17 year olds expressed as a percentage of the total number of 15 year olds in maintained secondary schools one or two years earlier respectively.
2 Students in Further Education colleges have been reallocated to their normal area of residence and included in the calculation for that authority. Pupils in schools are classified to the LEAs where the schools are situated.