asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the percentage unemployment rate in the construction industry in Glasgow; and how many craftsmen in each of the respective trades are unemployed.
[pursuant to his reply, 27 April 1982, c. 270]: In August 1981, the latest date for which information is available, the number of people registered as unemployed in the Glasgow travel-to-work area who last worked in the construction industry represented 31·6 per cent. of the construction industry labour force in the area. The percentage is based on the 1977 census of employment and is subject to revision when later census results become available.The following table gives the numbers of unemployed people, last employed in the construction industry, who were registered at employment offices in the Glasgow travel-to-work area for work in each of the building trades listed in October 1981, the latest date for which information is available.
|Occupation||Numbers registered as unemployed|
|Carpenters and joiners||982|
|Cable jointers and linesmen||7|
|Heating and ventilation engineering fitters||85|
|Plumbers, pipe fitters and gas fitters||607|
|Other steel erectors, riggers and cable splicers||293|
|Painters and decorators||674|
|Bricklayers and stone setters||591|
|Terrazo workers and tile setters||59|
|Pipe layers and jointers||38|
|Site work concreters||8|
|Earth moving and civil engineering equipment operators||126|
|Crane hoist and other materials handling equipment operators||196|
|TOTAL GLASGOW TRAVEL-TO-WORK AREA||4,751|
Note: The Glasgow travel-to-work area comprises the 13 employment office areas within the city of Glasgow, together with the Barrhead, Clydebank, Cumbernauld, East Kilbride, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch employment office areas.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give a breakdown of those unemployed in Glasgow by (a) age group and (b) area employment office.
[pursuant to his reply, 27 April 1982, c. 270]: Table 1 provides an analysis by age of those unemployed in the Glasgow travel-to-work area at 14 January 1982, the latest date for which the information is available. Table 2 gives the numbers registered as unemployed in each employment office area within the travel-to-work area on the same date.
|Number registered as unemployed|
|60 and over||4,279|
|Employment office area and number registered as unemployed|
|Glasgow Central JC||3,040|
|Glasgow City JC||1,045|
|Total for Glasgow travel-to-work area||97,629|