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Economically Active Persons

Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the size of the economically active population in (a) Great Britain, (b) the North-West, (c) Merseyside and (d) Birkenhead for each year since 1945; and if he will subdivide the data accordingly to whether they were male or female and according to whether they were aged (i) under 25 years, (ii) 25 to 55 years, (iii) 55 to 60 years, (iv) over 60 years, or according to other convenient age bands.

Following are the numbers economically active in 1971. The data are taken from the results of the 1971 census of population and relate to areas as constituted in that year. Comparable

ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE POPULATION 1971
Thousands
Age
15–24 years25–54 years55–59 years60 years and overAll ages
Birkenhead County Borough
Males8·623·73·84·140·3
Females6·312·52·21·822·8
Merseyside Conurbation
Males75·7211·334·339·9361·3
Females58·1120·522·017·9218·4
North West Region
Males379·71,177·5185·3214·91,957·3
Females280·9692·6119·694·31,187·3
Great Britain
Males3,018·79,597·81,502·51,797·815,916·9
Females2,242·75,320·9871·4751·09,186·1