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Table 2: Employment rates and the percentages of people working by gender United Kingdom, seasonally adjusted
Percentage
All persons Men Women
Three months ending December each year All( 1,2) Full-time( 3,4) Part-time( 3,4) All( 1,2) Full-time( 3,4) Part-time( 3,4) All( 1,2) Full-time( 3,4) Part-time( 3,4)

1992

70.4

76

24

75.3

93

7

65.2

56

44

1993

70.3

76

24

75.2

92

8

65.2

56

44

1994

70.9

76

24

76.0

92

8

65.4

56

44

1995

71.8

75

25

76.7

92

8

66.5

55

45

1996

72.2

75

25

77.0

91

9

67.1

55

45

1997

73.1

75

25

78.2

91

9

67.7

56

45

1998

73.7

75

25

78.6

91

9

68.4

56

45

1999

74.2

75

25

79.1

91

9

69.0

56

44

2000

74.4

75

25

79.2

91

9

69.2

55

45

2001

74.4

75

25

79.1

91

10

69.3

56

44

2002

74.7

75

26

79.5

90

10

69.6

56

44

2003

74.6

74

26

79.1

90

10

69.9

56

44

2004

74.9

74

26

79.3

89

11

70.2

57

43

2005

74.5

75

25

78.8

89

11

69.8

58

43

2006

74.5

74

26

78.8

89

11

69.9

57

43

(1) In employment as a percentage of all persons of working age which includes men aged 16-64 and women 16-59.
(2) Includes those who did not state whether they worked full or part-time.
(3) Full and part-time as a percentage of all in employment.
(4) Full and part-time includes people aged 16 and over and is based on respondents' self assessment, not on hours worked.
Source:
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) total employment rate and (b) total full-time employment rate in the (i) 10 local authority areas and (ii) 10 local authority wards in the UK with the (A) highest and (B) lowest employment rates for the latest year for which information is available. [124620]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 21 March 2007:


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Table 1: Employment rates and the percentages of people working full-time and part-time in the ten highest and ten lowest local authorities; Great Britain; July 2005 to June 2006
Percentage
Proportion of all In employment( 1) aged 16 and over who are
Local authority Working age( 2) employment rate Full-time( 3) Part-time( 3)

Ten highest

South Northamptonshire

91.8

71

29

Blaby

89.0

73

27

Cotswold

88.5

66

34

West Oxfordshire

87.1

71

29

Orkney Islands

86.2

65

35

Surrey Heath

86.1

69

31

Bromsgrove

86.1

72

28

Eden

86.0

72

28

Shetland Islands

86.0

72

28

South Bucks

85.5

71

30

Ten lowest

Barking and Dagenham

62.8

79

20

Birmingham

62.8

74

26

Islington

62.5

86

15

Liverpool

61.1

80

20

Merthyr Tydfil

60.9

74

26

Lambeth

60.2

82

18

Newham

58.6

78

22

West Somerset

58.3

53

47

Hackney

55.7

82

18

Tower Hamlets

54.4

77

23

(1) Includes those who did not state whether they worked full-time or part-time.
(2) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59.
(3) Based on respondents’ self assessment not on hours worked.
Estimates are subject to sampling variability. Excludes Isles of Scilly.
Source:
Annual Population Survey.

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