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Social Rented Housing: Unemployment

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people living in social housing in England are (a) employed and (b) unemployed. (134054)

In England, in 2006, an estimated 1,162,000 householders in social housing were employed and 213,000 were unemployed.

The remaining householders in social housing comprised an estimated 1,195,000 retired householders and 1,084,000 householders who were inactive for some other reason.

These figures are derived from the Labour Force Survey, a continuous survey ran by the Office for National Statistics.