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Labour Statistics

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many women are in (a) part-time and (b) full-time employment; what were the similar figures in 1960, 1970 and 1980; what the figure is estimated to be in 1995, 2000 and 2010; and if he will make a statement.

Information for full-time and part-time employment was collected only from June 1971. The Department does not make forecasts of employment. The available figures are as follows:

Female Employees in Employment (Thousands, United Kingdom, Seasonally adjusted)
June 19712,7935,603
June 19803,9135,739
December 198914,4796,516
1 Latest available.