asked the Paymaster General if he will publish a table showing (a) the number and percentage
|Changes in the numbers of employees in employment between June 1979 and June 1985|
|Northern region||Great Britain|
|Thousand||Per cent.||Thousand||Per cent.|
|All industries and services||-219||-18||-1,812||-8|
|Metal goods, engineering and vehicles||-60||-33||-781||-23|
|Shipbuilding and repairing||NA||NA||-51||-36|
|Electrical and electronic engineering||NA||NA||-104||-14|
asked the Paymaster General how many people were in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in the Wirral and Chester travel-to-work areas in 1979, and at the latest available date.
Comprehensive employment statistics for travel-to-work areas are not available except for dates when censuses of employment are taken. Censuses have been taken triennially since 1978 and the latest results are for September 1981.Results of the 1978 census of employment are not available for the travel-to-work areas announced last year, but figures for the area covered by the old Chester and Birkenhead travel-to-work areas, which corresponds most closely to the Wirral and Chester travel-to-work area, are as follows:
|Employees in employment|
of jobs lost in the northern region and in Britain between June 1979 and June 1985 in (i) all manufacturing industries, (ii) service industries, (iii) all industries, (iv) shipbuilding and (v) engineering industries and (b) the numbers of long-term unemployed as a proportion of all those in (1) full-time employment and (2) all employment in the northern region and in Britain in June 1979 and June 1985.
The following table contains the changes for the areas, dates and categories specified. Separate statistics are available for the shipbuilding and engineering industries only at national level. At regional level they are included in the metal goods, engineering and vehicles industries—division 3 of the 1980 standard industrial classification.More up-to-date employment figures for travel-to-work areas will become available following the publication of the 1984 census of employment in the spring of 1986.
asked the Paymaster General what is the breakdown of unemployed people (a) by sex and (b) by duration for each of the years since 1979 for the London borough of Wandsworth.
The following information is in the Library. The table gives the breakdown of unemployed claimants by sex and duration for October 1984 and October 1985. Statistics of unemployment for local authority districts are derived from the new ward-based system. At present the analysis by duration is only available from April 1984 onwards, but information back to June 1983 will shortly be available.
|London borough of Wandsworth|
|11 October 1984||10 October 1985|
|Duration of unemployment in weeks|
|One or less||347||200||307||202|
|Over 1 and up to 2||358||225||349||217|
|Over 2 and up to 4||562||327||581||356|
|Over 4 and up to 6||628||425||620||397|
|Over 4 and up to 8||390||212||395||225|
|Over 8 and up to 13||853||508||863||457|
|Over 13 and up to 26||1,611||829||1,676||934|
|Over 26 and up to 39||1,186||492||1,085||525|
|Over 39 and up to 52||897||381||797||352|
|Over 52 and up to 65||743||303||736||309|
|Over 65 and up to 78||535||165||533||186|
|Over 78 and up to 104||901||250||800||220|
11 October 1984
10 October 1985
|Over 104 and up to 156||1,147||323||1,163||350|
|Over 156 and up to 208||704||133||751||198|
|Over 208 and up to 260||391||52||514||95|