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Working Population (Statistics)

Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish the latest figures of the number, and the proportion of the total work force in Wales, of persons employed in extractive, manufacturing, construction and service industries in Wales; and how these compare with the figures for 1966, 1971 and 1976.

The information requested is given in the following table. The 1976 figures are the latest available.




Number ('000s)

Percentage of total work force


Percentage of total work force

Number ('000s)

Percentage of total work force

Total civilian labour force1,152·5100·01,112·8100·01,173·0100·0
Extractive industries123·510·777·77·067·45·7
Manufacturing industries317·027·5324·229·1302·725·8
Service industries487·942·3471·142·3536·645·7

* Includes Registered unemployed, Employers and Self-Employed, and those employed in the Utilities.