§ Lord Stoddart of Swindon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the proportion of (a) male and (b) female teachers employed in primary and secondary schools in 1994, 1984 and 1974.
§ The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Lord Henley):
The readily available comparable information on the proportions of males and females among full-time teachers employed for service in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom is shown in the table.
Full-time teachers by gender in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom: 1973/74 to 1993/94 (Percentages) Nursery/Primary Secondary All maintained mainstream schools Females Males Females Males Females Males 1973/74 78 22 44 56 60 40 1983/84 79 21 46 54 60 40 1993/941 83 17 50 50 66 34
Education Statistics for the United Kingdom.
1Excluding Sixth Form Colleges in England and Wales which were reclassified as Further Education colleges from April 1993.
1. The figures for 1993/94 are based on teacher numbers taken from the next edition of Education Statistics for the United Kingdom which is due to be published in January 1996. The percentages shown for earlier years are based on teacher numbers taken from earlier editions. Copies of the more recent editions are in the Library of the House.