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Self-Employed Persons

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if he will provide for each year, since 1979 and for each region, Scotland and Wales the revised numbers of self-employed; and if he will state, for each figure, the variation from his previously published estimates.

The available estimates of the numbers of self-employed in each region, Scotland and Wales between 1979 and 1984 may be found on page 40 of "Historical Supplement No. 1" published with the February issue of Employment Gazette.These estimates have not been revised. Following the 1986 labour force survey the estimates for 1985 have been revised, and they are given in the following table, which shows the variation between the revised figures and those previously published, together with the latest estimates for 1986.

Self-Employed: Regional Analysis
June each yearThousand
1985Variations from previous estimate1986
South East9030904
East Anglia114+ 1105
South West251- 1256
West Midlands1850187
East Midlands1570167
Yorkshire and Humberside222-1216
North West2670267
Scotland200+ 8205