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Unemployment: Greater London

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many 16 to 24-year-olds were not in employment, education or training in (a) the Uxbridge constituency, (b) each London borough and (c) England in each year since 1997. (169974)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 6 December 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about how many 16 to 24 year olds were not in employment, education or training in (a) the Uxbridge constituency, (b) each London borough and (c) England in each year since 1997. (169974)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics for local areas from the annual local area Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions.

The tables attached show the numbers of 16 to 24 year olds not in full-time education, employment or training, resident in the Uxbridge constituency, each London borough, and England. Estimates are provided from the local area LFS for the twelve months ending February, for 1999 to 2004, and from the APS for the twelve months ending March, for 2005 to 2007. The tables also show these numbers as the percentage of all 16 to 24 year olds in the areas, for each year, which allows changes to be seen in the context of changing population numbers. Data for the twelve month period ending in February 1998 are not readily available.

Estimates for a subset of the population in a small geographical area are based on very small sample sizes, and are therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty. Changes over time should be treated with particular caution.

Table 1: Persons aged 16 to 24 who are not in full-time education, employment or training: 12 months ending February 1999

Area

Number (thousand)

Percentage of all 16 to 24-year-olds

Uxbridge constituency

1

12

City of London

1

1

Barking and Dagenham

4

20

Barnet

4

13

Bexley

4

15

Brent

5

14

Bromley

4

16

Camden

3

14

Croydon

6

17

Ealing

5

19

Enfield

5

15

Greenwich

4

25

Hackney

8

35

Hammersmith and Fulham

3

14

Haringey

7

23

Harrow

2

10

Havering

3

11

Hillingdon

3

10

Hounslow

4

19

Islington

6

28

Kensington and Chelsea

4

24

Kingston upon Thames

2

11

Lambeth

5

17

Lewisham

4

19

Merton

1

9

Newham

12

35

Redbridge

4

17

Richmond upon Thames

2

15

Southwark

10

27

Sutton

2

10

Tower Hamlets

7

26

Waltham Forest

7

23

Wandsworth

3

10

Westminster

4

25

England

811

16

1 Sample size too small to provide estimates.

Notes:

1. Estimates are subject to sampling variability.

2. Changes in the estimates over time should be treated with caution

Source:

Annual local area Labour Force Survey

Table 2: Persons aged 16 to 24 who are not in full-time education, employment or training: 12 months ending February 2000

Area

Number (thousand)

Percentage of all 16 to 24-year-olds

Uxbridge constituency

1

1

City of London

1

1

Barking and Dagenham

4

18

Barnet

6

14

Bexley

5

21

Brent

8

18

Bromley

3

12

Camden

1

5

Croydon

4

14

Ealing

4

11

Enfield

5

15

Greenwich

4

21

Hackney

9

33

Hammersmith and Fulham

5

22

Haringey

6

19

Harrow

4

16

Havering

3

15

Hillingdon

3

13

Hounslow

2

9

Islington

5

25

Kensington and Chelsea

2

20

Kingston upon Thames

2

14

Lambeth

7

24

Lewisham

5

18

Merton

2

13

Newham

11

33

Redbridge

5

17

Richmond upon Thames

1

13

Southwark

7

22

Sutton

2

13

Tower Hamlets

6

19

Waltham Forest

4

16

Wandsworth

4

14

Westminster

3

17

England

792

15

1 Sample size too small to provide estimates.

Notes:

1. Estimates are subject to sampling variability.

2.Changes in the estimates over time should be treated with caution.

Source:

Annual local area Labour Force Survey

Table 3: Persons aged 16 to 24 who are not in full-time education, employment or training: 12 months ending February 2001

Area

Number (thousand)

Percentage of all 16 to 24-year-olds

Uxbridge constituency

1

12

City of London

1

1

Barking and Dagenham

5

24

Barnet

6

15

Bexley

3

12

Brent

8

22

Bromley

4

13

Camden

4

18

Croydon

6

19

Ealing

9

24

Enfield

3

9

Greenwich

7

28

Hackney

6

26

Hammersmith and Fulham

5

22

Haringey

9

31

Harrow

3

15

Havering

2

8

Hillingdon

5

21

Hounslow

3

11

Islington

5

21

Kensington and Chelsea

1

6

Kingston upon Thames

2

11

Lambeth

4

11

Lewisham

4

13

Merton

4

18

Newham

9

26

Redbridge

3

12

Richmond upon Thames

1

7

Southwark

8

28

Sutton

3

16

Tower Hamlets

7

21

Waltham Forest

5

19

Wandsworth

4

14

Westminster

4

17

England

808

16

1 Sample size too small to provide estimates.

Notes:

1. Estimates are subject to sampling variability.

2. Changes in the estimates over time should be treated with caution.

Source:

Annual local area Labour Force Survey