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Economically Inactive People

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many and what percentage of (a) men between 16 and 65 years and (b) women between 16 and 60 years were recorded by the 1991 census in Wales as economically inactive;(2) how many people, and what percentage of adults aged between 16 years and the pensionable age, were recorded by the 1991 census in Wales as economically inactive.

The numbers and percentages of (a) males, (b) females and (c) adults in Wales aged between 16 years and the pensionable age recorded by the 1991 census as economically inactive are given in the table. "Economically Inactive" includes housewives, students and others who are making an important contribution to community life.

Notifications of food poisoning—(data are for weeks ending)
8 January to 29 January5 February to 26 February5 March to 2 April9 April to 30 April7 May to 28 May
Mid Glamorgan5042373866
South Glamorgan102839886155
West Glamorgan3437293265
Economically inactivePercentage of resident population aged 16 to 59/64 per cent.
Males aged 16 to 64164,93318.8
Females aged 16 to 59303,72237.5
Persons aged 16 to 59/64468,65527.8

Source: Aggregated from 1991 Local Base Statistics.

Note: Information for age-groups 16 to 65 and 16 to 60 for men and women respectively are not available.