|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people were recorded as self-employed in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997. I am replying in his absence. (319009)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) 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 (ILO) definitions.
Table 1 shows the number of self-employed persons resident in Milton Keynes for the 12 month periods ending in February 1998 to 2004 from the Annual LFS and for the
12 month periods ending in March 2005 to 2009 from the APS. The latest available estimate, for the 12 months ending June 2009 from the APS, has also been included.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the APS and Annual LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty. A guide to the quality of the estimates is given in table 1.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at
|Table 1: Number( 1) of self-employed persons resident in Milton Keynes|
|(1 )Coefficients of Variation have been calculated 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 CV-for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5% 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 ≥ 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes
Annual Population Survey/Annual Labour Force Survey
Angela E. Smith: The Government are committed to building fairer chances for everyone to succeed in the new economy by boosting social mobility in the U.K. The Government's approach to social mobility takes a holistic view and considers the early years support, schooling, training and academic study, family life and community empowerment, all as being very important in shaping aspirations and achievements of individuals. While those who have criminal convictions have not been the specific focus of this work, the Government's approach aims to support everyone to achieve their potential.
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your recent question asking the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many pregnancies of girls aged between 15 and 19 years there were in England in each year since 1987.1 am replying in his absence. (319363).
Figures on conceptions are estimates based on the number of live births, stillbirths or legal abortions. They do not include miscarriages and illegal abortions.
The table attached provides the number of conceptions among girls aged 15 to 19 years in England in each year from 1992 to 2008 (the most recent year for which figures are available). Comparable figures for 1987 to 1991 are not readily available.
|Conceptions( 1 ) to women aged 15 to 19 years( 2) in England( 3) , 1992-2008( 4)|
|Number of conceptions|
|Age at conception|
|(1 )Figures on conceptions are estimates based on the number of live births, stillbirths or legal abortions. They do not include miscarriages and illegal abortions. (2 )Age at estimated date of conception. (3 )Women usually resident in England. Based on boundaries as of 2009. (4 )Figures for 2008 are provisional.|
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, columns 167-68W, on unemployment, how many economically inactive people of working age wanted employment in (a) each of the last 10 years and (b) each of the last eight quarters. 
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many economically inactive people of working age wanted employment in (a) each of the last ten years and (b) each of the last eight quarters. I am replying in his absence. (318949)
Estimates of economic inactivity are available from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). In accordance with the International Labour Organization (ILO) definition, people arc classed as economically inactive if they are neither in employment nor unemployed.
The estimates provided in the attached table are for economically inactive people of working age who wanted a job. They comprise those who have not been looking for work in the last four weeks, but who say they would like a regular paid job, plus those who have been looking for work but who were unable to start within two weeks. The estimates have been seasonally adjusted.
These estimates are published in Table 13 of the monthly Labour Market Statistical Bulletin.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty. Indications of the sampling variability of LFS aggregate estimates are provided in the Statistical Bulletin.
|Economically inactive people of working age( 1 ) who want a job( 2) , United Kingdom, seasonally adjusted|
|(1) Men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59. (2 )Those who had not been looking for work in the four weeks prior to interview but who said they would like a regular paid job, plus those who had been looking for work but had been unable to start within two weeks. Source: ONS Labour Force Survey.|
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|