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Labour Statistics

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General whether he will publish in the Official Report the number of employees covered by each column in tables 18.7 to 18.11 of the Monthly Digest of Statistics.

For industries within manufacturing industry at September 1986, the available information on the number of manual employees corresponding to tables 18.7 to 18.9 of the "Monthly Digest of Statistics" is shown in Table 1.10 of Employment Gazette, December 1986, a copy of which is in the Library.Employment estimates for the nearest comparable industry groupings to those shown for the average earnings index in tables 18.10 and 18.11 of the "Monthly Digest of Statistics", at December 1986, are as follows:

Employees in Employment in Great Britain December 1986
Division, Class or Group of SIC (80)Number of employees in employment (thousands)
0–921,270
2–45,152
1–45,666
01–03313
11–14216
15–17298
21–24434
25–26343
32705
33–34630
35249
36274
31, 37394
41–42551
43251
44–45331
46217
47476
48–49296
501007
61–65, 673,301
661,018
71–72, 75–77, 791,313
81–82, 83, 842,046
91,9211,699
93,952,941
97–98656
Some of these estimates are subject to considerable estimation error due to the small number of employees in the industries concerned.