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Self-Employed Persons

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of the working population in Scotland, England and the United Kingdom, respectively, is self-employed.

According to a 10 per cent. sample from the 1971 Census of Great Britain and comparable figures from the 1971 Census of Northern Ireland the percentages are as follows:

Percentage of self-employed persons in the population in employment aged 15 and over
United Kingdom7·9