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Travel-To-Work Areas

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many travel to work areas have (a) less than five per cent. (b) six to 10 per cent. (c) 11 to 15 per cent. (d) 16 to 20 per cent. and (e) over 20 per cent. of the work force turning over each year. [110688]

The information requested is not available.However, a measure of turnover is available in Great Britain at government office region level using the quarterly Labour Force Survey. The definition of turnover used for this analysis is the number of people who have been with their employer for less than three months at the time of the survey. By adding the quarterly figures together we are able to estimate the number of people who have changed jobs over the year.In 2002 we estimate that six of the 11 regions in Great Britain had a turnover of 16 to 20 per cent. of the workforce over the year, whilst the remaining five regions had turnover of over 20 per cent. of the workforce.