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House of Commons Hansard
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29 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area lived in households with no-one in full-time employment in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available. [324534]

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Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your question asking how many and what proportion of people in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area lived in households with no-one in full-time employment in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available. (324534)

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in how many and what proportion of households in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area had no-one in full-time employment in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available. [324540]

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Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General tor the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your question asking how many and what proportion of households no-one was in full-time employment in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available. (324540)

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of children in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency were living in a workless household in (i) 1997, (ii) 2005 and (iii) the most recent year for which figures are available. [324541]

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Letter from Stephen Penneck:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your question asking how many and what proportion of children in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency were living in a workless household in (i) 1997, (ii) 2005 and (iii) the most recent year for which figures are available. (324541)

Information about children in workless households by (a) constituency and (b) local authority can only be obtained from the Annual Population Survey (APS) household datasets. However, due to the specific level of geographic detail you require, there are insufficient numbers in the sample to provide reliable estimates for practicable purposes. This is explained in an article published on the National Statistics website, published in August 2009, titled, "Quality Measures of household labour market indicators". It can be found at the following address:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?ID=2272

The article explains that to provide robust estimates a larger geographical area would be needed and the following web link provides the number and percentage of children in workless households in 2008 for a range of geographic hierarchies across Great Britain:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_labour/WorklessChildren08.xls

Estimates shaded in grey are such that as mentioned they are not reliable for practical purposes.

The Annual Population Survey household datasets are only available for 2004 to 2008, so estimates for 1997 cannot be provided. To provide the same information for 2005 as at the above weblink would involve disproportional cost.

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people in (a) each constituency in the East of England and (b) the UK were unemployed on the latest date for which figures are available. [324598]

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Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many and what proportion of people in (a) each constituency in the East of England and (b) the UK were unemployed on the latest date for which figures are available (324598).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics in line with International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS). However, due to the small sample size, accurate estimates for parliamentary constituencies in the East of England are not available.

As an alternative, in table 1, we have provided the number and proportion of persons, of working age, claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), in February 2010, for each parliamentary constituency in the East of England and the United Kingdom, from the Jobcentre Plus administrative system.

National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment and unemployment are available from the NOMIS website at:

http://www.nomisweb.co.uk

Table 1: Number and percentage1 of people claiming jobseeker's allowance resident in the UK and each parliamentary constituency in the East of England, February 2010

Number

Percentage

United Kingdom

1,657,041

4.4

Basildon

3,035

5.0

Bedford

3,311

5.3

Billericay

2,386

3.7

Braintree

2,522

3.7

Brentwood and Ongar

1,317

2.6

Broxbourne

2,121

3.7

Bury St. Edmunds

1,563

2.5

Cambridge

1,755

2.3

Castle Point

1,880

3.6

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

1,456

2.5

Colchester

2,653

3.4

Epping Forest

2,267

3.8

Great Yarmouth

3,866

7.1

Harlow

2,824

5.1

Harwich

3,178

5.7

Hemel Hempstead

2,341

3.9

Hertford and Stortford

1,576

24

Hertsmere

1,867

31

Hitchin and Harpenden

1,360

2.5

Huntingdon

2,030

2.8

Ipswich

3,198

5.5

Luton, North

2,669

4.6

Luton, South

3,684

5.7

Maldon and East Chelmsford

1,603

2.9

Mid-Bedfordshire

1,286

2.0

Mid Norfolk

1,736

2.8

North-East Bedfordshire

1,844

3.0

North-East Cambridgeshire

2,843

4.2

North-East Hertfordshire

1,585

2.7

North Essex

1,413

2.4

North Norfolk

2,051

3.8

North-West Cambridgeshire

2,624

3.8

North-West Norfolk

2,372

4.1

Norwich, North

2,471

3.9

Norwich, South

3,132

4.7

Peterborough

3,900

6.5

Rayleigh

1,398

2.5

Rochford and Southend, East

3,467

6.0

Saffron Walden

1,503

2.4

South Cambridgeshire

1,120

1.8

South East Cambridgeshire

1,542

2.2

South Norfolk

1,777

2.8

South Suffolk

1,377

2.7

South-West Bedfordshire

2,413

3.9

South-West Hertfordshire

1,412

2.3

South-West Norfolk

2,515

3.5

Southend, West

1,964

4.0

St. Albans

1,382

2.5

Stevenage

2,424

4.2

Suffolk, Coastal

1,432

2.6

Thurrock

3,831

53

Watford

2,292

3.5

Waveney

2,905

4.9

Welwyn Hatfield

2,032

3.1

West Chelmsford

2,110

3.1

West Suffolk

1,999

2.8

1 Percentage of working age people (men aged 16 to 64, women aged 16 to 59) claiming jobseeker's allowance. Source: Jobcentre Plus Administrative System.