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Manufacturing Industries: Manpower

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 September, Official Report, column 2163W, on Manufacturing Industries: Manpower, how many people were employed in the manufacturing industries, as a proportion of the working age population, in each local authority in each year for which figures are available, broken down by five year age cohorts. (156269)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 8 October 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the proportion of the working-age population employed in manufacturing industries in each local authority area. I am replying in her absence, (156269)

Tables giving the information requested have been placed in the House of Commons Library. The figures in the tables are estimates from the Annual Local Area Labour Force Survey, for the twelve months ending in March of each year from 1996 to 2007.

As with any sample survey, estimates from the Labour Force Survey are subject to a margin of uncertainty.