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Labour Statistics (Birkenhead)

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General if he will give a detailed breakdown of the number of jobless in Birkenhead, covering the distribution between (a) sexes and (b) skilled and unskilled; and if this data could also be presented by age and by duration.

The following information is in the Library. The table shows the number of unemployed claimants in the Birkenhead parliamentary constituency as at 10 October 1985, analysed by sex and by the age of the unemployed and duration of unemployment.

Age and Duration Analysis of the Unemployed for Statistical Date 10 October 1985 Parliamentary Constituencies AD
Birkenhead BC
Males
Duration of Unemployment in weeksUnder 1717181920–2425–2930–3435–3940–4445–4950–5455–5960 and overTotal
One or less3665421581155323114
Over 1 and up to 2491093518127136256136
Over 2 and up to 4131416187033202017861711263
Over 4 and up to 647303910542822141698174298
Over 6 and up to 8216141043182616282714175236
Over 8 and up to 1333121201015838363121142113408
Over 13 and up to 261150425218811071664345323911760
Over 26 and up to 3952029331148058513920252520519
Over 39 and up to 52018332212410063562941343327580
Over 52 and up to 650283535858044374130263418493
Over 65 and up to 7806241777403422182321234309
Over 78 and up to 104002232111816769495238421564
Over 104 and up to 1560025471521098291664747653734
Over 156 and up to 208000131511027475605571612664
Over 208 and up to 260000079766668593655570496
Over 26000008115515416810113912811131040
Total over 52 weeks034106144736643521530394382386393314,300
Grand totals Males882283163231,5071,1038398076155645245691317,614
Females
Duration of Unemployment in weeksUnder 1717181920–2425–2930–3435–3940–4445–4950–5455–5960 and overTotal
One or less7771165413030054
Over 1 and up to 254262014655040071
Over 2 and up to 4968836103584120100
Over 4 and up to 646223811231314836490197
Over 6 and up to 83141061412511261075
Over 8 and up to 1321813145224181053650170
Over 13 and up to 26743242484523619151711140346
Over 26 and up to 393271816493426126141290226
Over 39 and up to 520111822534314710106120206
Over 52 and up to 65013242229261381074170173
Over 65 and up to 78038928113541176095
Over 78 and up to 10400813392013691914150156
Over 104 and up to 1560081751181311131120250187
Over 156 and up to 20800064611101061819150141
Over 208 and up to 260000026672361313076
Over 2600000182413510719191116
Total over 52 weeks016486723711672475579961101944
Grand totals Females8216818617558432319811511113514916212,389