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Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing the net outward or inward migration to or from Wales of (a) persons of working age and (b) persons of over working age, for each of the past 15 years for which figures are available.

Information on the age of migrants within Great Britain is available only from the census. The table below gives net migration between Wales and the rest of Great Britain in the year preceding the 1966 and 1971 censuses.

Persons of working age*Persons over working age*
1966 Census−640+680
1971 Census+510+770
* Working age is defined as 15–64 for males and 1559 for females. The data are derived from a 10 per cent. sample.
Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.
Proportion of farms over 600 standard man-days in Wales16·820·319·021·9
* Farms over 500 standard man-days.
Source: June Agricultural Censuses for each year.