Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ceisteanna (53)

John Lyons

Ceist:

53. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide statistics in tabular form related to projections for demand for second-level schooling in the feeder areas within the districts of Dublin 7, 9 and 11, over the next five, ten and 15 years respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23728/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

School planning is not carried out on a postal district basis. Each of the areas to which the Deputy refers form part of different school feeder areas for school planning purposes. Provisional projections for the relevant feeder areas are provided in the following table.

The Deputy should be aware that a number of factors will influence the projections such as mobility of students in large urban areas due to the availability of a range of public transport options and parents making choices as to where they will send their children to school. The Department is currently analysing demographic data on a nationwide basis, including the areas concerned, to determine net additional need.

The delivery of major school projects required to meet demographic demand will be the main focus for capital investment in the coming years. The Department's Five Year Construction Plan prioritises new school building projects as well as major extensions in areas where a demographic need has been established.

Provisional Post-Primary Projections for the feeder areas within the Dublin 7, 9 and 11 areas.

Feeder Area:

Actual Enrolment

Projected Enrolment based on current intake rate

Dublin 7.

2013

2018

2023

2025

Cabra_Phibsboro_D7 (Part of feeder area)

3,420

3,640

4,184

4,531

Small Part of Drumcondra (see below)

Dublin 9.

2013

2018

2023

2025

Beaumont_CoolockD5 (Part of feeder area)

3,171

3,111

3,248

3,239

Drumcondra_Marino_Dublin1 (Part of feeder area)

3,914

3,906

4,907

5,722

Whitehall_SantryD9

1,722

1,513

1,620

1,685

Dublin 11.

2013

2018

2023

2025

FinglasEast_BallymunD11 (Part of feeder area)

485

559

831

1,050

Mulhuddart_Tyrrelstown_D15 (Part of feeder area)

405

713

1,153

1,415

Scribblestown_FinglasWest (Part of feeder area)

1,106

1,499

2,265

2,584

Small Part of Cabra (see above)