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The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the number of people of (a) UK and (b) non-UK nationals in temporary work in the UK each year since 1997. I am replying in her absence. (173917)
The data for analysing migrant workers comes from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The National Statistics method for estimating the number of migrant workers employed in the UK is routinely based on the number of people at a given time who were born abroad, are of working age (16-64 for men, 16-59 for women), and in employment. This question has been answered on this basis.
The attached table gives the number of working age temporary employees for the categories requested for the three month period ending June each year, from 1997 to 2007. Comparable estimates are not available for 1998 and 2000.
The data for analysing migrant workers comes from the Labour Force Survey. The National Statistics method for estimating the number of migrant workers employed in the UK is based on the number of people at a given time who were born abroad, are of working age (16-64 for men, 16-59 for women), and in employment. This question has been answered on this basis.
When interpreting the figures in the table, it is important to bear in mind that the Labour Force Survey (LFS) is not designed to cover everyone who is present in the UK. The survey may undercount the numbers of people who were born overseas. The reasons are set out in the table footnote.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|People of working age( 1) in temporary employment by country of birth , t hree months ending June, 1997-2007 , United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|Temporary employees||Total( 2)||Foreign-born||UK-born|
|(1 )Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59|
(2) Includes those who did not state their country of birth It should be noted that the above estimates:
exclude certain people who have been resident in the UK for less than 6 months
exclude students in halls of residence who do not have a UK resident parent
exclude people in most types of communal establishment (eg hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.)
are grossed to population estimates that only include migrants staying 12 months or more
are grossed to population estimates consistent with those published in spring 2003 which are significantly lower than the latest population estimates as used in the Labour Market Statistics monthly First Release.
Comparable data are not available for 1998 and 2000.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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