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Population Statistics

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the latest available figure for the total population of the Greater London Area, and of each of the six metropolitan counties, respectively.

employment; in how many one parent is in paid employment; and in how many of these cases the woman is the sole earner.

The table shows the position at the end of October 1984, the latest date at which this breakdown is available.

Two-earner couples receiving family income supplement11,000
Man only earning in couples receiving family income supplement109,000
Woman only earning in couple receiving family income supplement2,000

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report (a) the numbers of families with one, two, three, four or more children, respectively, with means (i) below, (ii) at, and (iii) within 140 per cent. of their supplementary benefit level, (b) how many of the families in each case were in or out of work and (c) what were the total number of families with one, two, three or four or more children in Great Britain, at the latest date for which comparable figures are available.

The information requested is shown in the table. All figures relate to 1981 which is the latest year for which information on low income families is available.

The latest available information relates to 30 June 1983 and is as follows:

AreaEstimated resident population
Greater London6,754,500
Greater Manchester2,598,500
South Yorkshire1,310,500
Tyne and Wear1,145,300
West Midlands2,657,600
West Yorkshire2,059,300

Source: OPCS monitor PP1 84/4.

Equivalent figures for 1984 will be published in June.