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Employee Activity Rates

Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing the employee activity rates for males and for females, respectively,

ACTIVITY RATES
Per cent.*
1966197119751977†
Males83·981·479·778·6
Females42·943·446·245·5
* The percentage of the population aged 16 and over which is in the civilian labour force. The 1966 and 1971 figures are based on the census of population and those for 1975 and 1977 on the biennial EC labour force survey adjusted to be comparable with census of population coverage and definitions. This survey is based on a sample of about 100,000 households throughout the United Kingdom and the results are subject to sampling errors. Small differences in the results, therefore, may not be significant.
† Provisional