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Economically Inactive Persons

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information is held as to the numbers of economically inactive persons in Wales recorded by the 1991 census as (a) housewives, (b) students and (c) long-term sick.

The 1991 census recorded the number of economically inactive residents aged 16 and over in Wales. Of these, 91,226 were students, 160,652 were permanently sick and 303,378 were females in the category "other inactive" which includes persons looking after the family/home.