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Demography (Greater London)

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the working population within the Greater London area is over 50 years of age. [116706]

I have been asked to reply.The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell to Mr. Cox dated 3 June 2003:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the percentage of (he working population within Greater London who are over 50 years of age. I am replying in his absence. (116706)

The latest available Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimate, for the three month period ending in February 2003. is that of the population resident in Greater London who were in employment, 20.4 per cent were aged 50 years or over.