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Intermediate Areas (Unemployment)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the average rate of unemployment in intermediate areas; and if he will list the unemployment rate in each of those areas.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 November 1981]: In October the average rate of unemployment in intermediate areas on the proposed post-1982 boundaries was 14·3 per cent. and on current boundaries 12·5 per cent. The rates in individual travel-to-work areas which are currently intermediate areas were as follows:

Unemployment rate per cent.
Aberdeen6·8
Aberystwyth12·1
Accrington14·0
Alfreton14·1
Alnwick13·7
Anstruther13·5
Ashton-under-Lyne13·7
Banff8·6
Barmouth10·9
Barnsley14·9
Barnard Castle9·7
Barnoldswick9·7
Barnstaple10·2
Berwick on Tweed10·5
Bideford12·0
Blackburn14·2
Blackpool11·3
Bolton15·5
Bradford14·8
Brecon9·0
Bridlington17·2
Buckie13·5
Burnley11·6
Bury13·4
Buxton8·8
Carlisle10·3
Carmarthen6·7
Castle Douglas12·8
Castleford12·5
Chester12·7
Chesterfield12·8

Unemployment rate per cent.

Clitheroe4·8
Crewe10·3
Cupar10·0
Darlington and SW Durham (Split DA/IA)13·9
Dartmouth12·8
Denbigh9·8
Dewsbury13·8
Doncaster16·3
Driffield5·2
Dumfries12·2
Edinburgh10·8
Elgin10·7
Eyemouth11·8
Filey9·0
Forfar12·0
Forres20·3
Fraserburgh10·0
Furness10·4
Gainborough13·8
Galashiels7·3
Goole15·4
Haddington9·1
Halifax11·8
Harrogate7·9
Hawick8·5
Hexham8·6
Horncastle9·3
Huddersfield12·4
Huntley8·2
Keighley13·0
Kelso7·1
Keswick9·0
Kingsbridge13·6
Kirkwall10·3
Lancaster12·2
Leeds11·6
Leigh15·9
Lerwick4·6
Llandeilo14·2
Llandrindod Wells11·3
Llandudno11·7
Llanelli (Split DA/IA)18·4
Llangollen13·1
Llanrwst12·5
Louth9·6
Mablethorpe20·5
Macclesfield9·0
Machynlleth11·5
Maltby17·8
Malton6·9
Manchester12·9
Monmouth15·2
Montrose9·5
Nairn15·9
Nelson13·6
Newton11·1
Northallerton10·1
Northwich15·9
Nottingham (Split Non AA/IA)11·5
Okehampton9·7
Oldham and Chadderton15·3
Ormskirk (Split SDA/IA)21·8
Oswestry11·6
Peebles5·8
Penrith8·3
Perth8·4
Peterhead9·1
Pickering6·7
Pontypool (Split DA/IA)15·7
Preston12·0
Rawtenstall17·0
Richmond12·9
Ripon8·8
Rochdale17·1
St. Andrews8·8

Unemployment rate per cent.

Scarborough12·8
Selby10·2
Sheffield13·0
Skegness16·1
Skipton7·0
Southport16·0
Stirling13·8
Sutton-in-Ashfield8·6
Swansea (Split DA/IA)15·7
Tenby21·3
Thirsk7·8
Todmorden12·7
Torbay13·9
Tywyn16·1
Wakefield11·2
Warrington14·3
Welshpool11·2
Whitby20·7
Worksop11·4
York7·5