asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will express by sex the percentage of the Scottish population in each socio-economic group.
The latest information available comes from the 1981 census of population and is as follows:
|Percentage of economically active persons in each socio-economic group, by sex, Scotland, 1981|
|1 Employers and managers in central and local government, industry, commerce, etc.—large establishments||5·7||2·4|
|2 Employers and managers in industry, commerce, etc.—small establishments||5·6||2·6|
|3 Professional workers—self-employed||0·8||0·1|
|4 Professional workers—employees||4·2||0·9|
|5.1 Ancillary workers and artists||6·1||14·4|
|5.2 Foremen and supervisors—non-manual||0·7||1·0|
|6 Junior non-manual workers||8·5||35·7|
|7 Personal service workers||1·4||13·4|
|8 Foremen and supervisors—manual||3·8||0·7|
|9 Skilled manual workers||29·2||4·2|
|10 Semi-skilled manual workers||14·0||10·0|
|11 Unskilled manual workers||7·3||8·1|
|12 Own account workers (other than professional)||3·1||1·0|
|13 Farmers—employers and managers||1·0||0·1|
|14 Farmers—own account||0·8||0·1|
|15 Agricultural workers||2·0||0·4|
|16 Members of armed forces||1·4||0·1|
|17 Inadequately described occupations||4·3||4·7|
Source: 1981 census of population (10 per cent. sample).
Note: The sum of the percentages may not be 100 due to rounding.