Written Answers. - Student Numbers.

Richard Bruton

Question:

146 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of students at first, second and third level in each of the academic years from 1991-1992 to 1997-1998; and the forecast for each of the next five years. [16029/97]

The data requested by the Deputy are supplied in the tables below.

Table 1

Total enrolment by level 1991/92 to 1996/97 (thousands)

School Year

First Level

Second Level

Third Level

Total

1992/93

522

358

80

960

1993/94

506

368

86

960

1994/95

491

372

90

953

1995/96

479

370

95

944

1996/97

470

371

99

940

Table 2
Total projected enrolment by level 1997/98 to 2002/03 (thousands)

School Year

First Level

Second Level

Third Level

Total

1997/98

458

372

102

932

1998/99

446

370

107

923

1999/00

435

369

111

915

2000/01

427

364

116

907

2001/02

423

357

120

900

2002/03

419

351

122

892