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As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question regarding what percentage of the population is over state pension age in each of the principal seaside towns in England and Wales. (234933)
The attached table shows the percentage of persons of pensionable age for principal seaside towns in England and Wales for mid-2006, the latest year for which estimates are available.
|Percentage of persons of pensionable age in principal seaside towns in England and Wales, mid-2006|
|Principal seaside town||Percentage of persons of pensionable age|
Office for National Statistics
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how many people were employed in Enfield North constituency in each year since 1997, and how many people were unemployed in Enfield North constituency in each year since 1997. 1 am replying in her absence. (235447, 235451)
The Office for National Statistics compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) and its predecessor the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Table 1, attached, shows the number of people aged 16+, resident in the Enfield North constituency, who were in (a) employment since 1997 and (b) unemployment since 1997. Estimates are provided for 12 month periods ending in February from 1997 to 2004 from the annual LFS and for 12 month periods ending in March from 2005 to 2008 from the APS.
As these estimates are for a subset of the population in small geographical areas, they are based on small sample sizes, and are therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty.
These figures along with a wide range of other labour market data for parliamentary constituencies and local authorities are also published on the Office for National Statistics Nomis¬(r) website: www.nomisweb.co.uk.
|Table 1: Number of parsons employed and unemployed( 1) resident in Enfield North|
|12 months ending||Employed||Unemployed|
|(1) Levels of employment and unemployment are provided for persons aged 18 and over. The figures presented are weighted to population estimates published in 2007.|
(2) Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality below.
Guide to Quality
The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CVfor example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5 per cent. we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220.
Key Coefficient of Variation (CV) (%) Statistical Robustness
* 0 < CV< 5 Estimates are considered precise
** 5 < CV < 10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise
*** 10 < CV < 20 Estimates are considered acceptable
**** CV ‚Č• 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes
Annual Population Survey and annual Labour Force Survey
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2008, Official Report, columns 765-6W, on foreign workers, what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of foreign workers in employment in the UK who are living in communal establishments. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on the number of foreign workers in employment in the UK living in communal establishments. (233180)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles its most timely employment statistics from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation definitions. Statistics for the number of foreign workers in employment living in communal establishments are not available from the LFS.
An alternative estimate of the number of jobs, known as Workforce Jobs, is available from surveys of businesses. As part of the reconciliation between the two sources, ONS has estimated
the total number of workers living in communal establishments as 80,000, based on a pilot survey carried out in 2000. In addition, the number of temporary foreign workers not covered by the LFS has been estimated as 170,000, based on ONS experimental short term migration estimates. An estimate of the number of foreign workers living in communal establishments is not explicitly made.
ONS is undertaking a programme of work to test the feasibility of a communal establishments survey. Part of the work programme will establish the content of the survey. One requirement for the survey, if feasible, will be to estimate the number of people in employment living in communal establishments.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many home information packs have been commissioned by his Department or its representatives to market a residential property; for which properties; at what cost; and whether a voluntary home condition report was purchased as part of the packs. 
John Howell: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he plans to reply to the letter of 2 September 2008 from the hon. Member for Henley on a complaint made against a civil servant by a constituent, Mr Geoff Weir. 
Kevin Brennan [holding answer 30 October 2008]: On 30 October 2008 the Cabinet Secretary replied to the hon. Member for Henleys letter on behalf of his constituent, Mr. Geoff Weir, dated 2 September 2008.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people received no more than the national minimum wage in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency in each year since its introduction. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people received no more than the national minimum wage in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency in each year since its introduction. I am replying in her absence.
Estimates for the number of jobs paid at the national minimum wage are not available from the Office for National Statistics. However, estimates for the number of all employee jobs paid below the national wage are available by Government Office Region. This is the lowest geographical breakdown published by ONS.
I attach a table showing the number of jobs earning less than the national minimum wage for London region for all employees in each year since 1998.
A guide to measuring low pay and associated articles can be found on the National Statistics website at:
|Number of employee jobs paid below the National Minimum Wage in London Region|
|Number of jobs (thousand)|
|(1) Sample size too small for reliable estimate|
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics.
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