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Household Statistics

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were recorded as living in households with no one in work in (a) the UK, (b) the North, (c) South Tyneside and (d) Jarrow constituency in each year since 1996. (97855)

Information is not available below Government Office Region or between the Government Office Region level and the national level.

The available information is in the following table.

Number of children living in households where no-one is in work in:

Spring

North West

North East

UK

1996

306,000

144,000

2,383,000

1997

324,000

123,000

2,214,000

1998

339,000

133,000

2,216,000

1999

317,000

135,000

2,156,000

2000

274,000

118,000

1,980,000

2001

266,000

108,000

1,915,000

2002

280,000

96,000

1,978,000

2003

286,000

122,000

1,892,000

2004

249,000

105,000

1,861,000

2005

237,000

89,000

1,814,000

2006

220,000

83,000

1,744,000

Notes:

1. Figures for the UK are taken directly from the ONS first release and have not been adjusted for unknown economic activity. Figures for the North West and North East have been corrected for unknown economic activity.

2. The Department’s PSA 1b is based on a reduction in the proportion of children in workless households in Great Britain.

3. The Office for National Statistics produced a statistical first release titled “Work and Worklessness among households” in July 2006.

Source:

ONS Household Labour Force Survey, spring quarters