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Treasury written question – answered on 28th February 2007.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Department for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what percentage of single parents in (a) England, (b) London and (c) West Ham constituency who have children aged between 11 and 16 years are in employment;

(2) what the employment rates are for working mothers (a) broken down by region, including London, and (b) in West Ham constituency;

(3) how many dual-parent working families there are (a) broken down by region, including London, and (b) in West Ham constituency.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 28 February 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions about single parents with dependent children aged between 11 and 16 years, the employment rates of women with dependent children and the number of dual-parent families. I am replying in her absence, (122956, 122967, 122968)

Table 1, based on the Labour Force Survey (LFS), gives the number of lone parents of working age with dependent children aged between 1.1 and 15 years for the United Kingdom, England and London, who- are in employment together with the percentage who are in employment. Sixteen year olds have been excluded as not all 16 year olds are dependent on their parents so they are treated differently in the LFS. It is not possible to give comparable figures for West Ham as the LFS sample sizes are too small.

Table 2 gives the employment rates for mothers with dependent children (including lone mothers) for the regions of the United Kingdom and the parliamentary constituency of West Ham.

Table 3 gives the number of dual-parent families for the regions of the United Kingdom, and the parliamentary constituency of West Ham.

The three tables provided are for the 3 months ending December 2006 and the data are not seasonally adjusted.

Estimates are taken from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty. This is particularly true for the parliamentary constituency of West Ham.

Table 1: Lone parents( 1) of working age( 2) in employment with dependent children aged between 11 and 15 by selected area, United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted
Three months ending December 2006 Number (000) Percentage( 3)
United Kingdom 378 68.9
of which:
England 318 69.6
London 52 58.5
West Ham (parliamentary constituency) (4) (4)
(1) Refers to people who are not married or cohabiting and have youngest dependent children, who are aged 11 to 15.

(2) Includes men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59.

(3) Lone parents in employment as a percentage of all lone parents for those of working age.

(4 )Samples sizes are too small to provide reliable estimates.

Source:

ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Table 2: Employment rates( 1) for women aged 16 to 59 with dependent children( 2) by Government office region, United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted
Three months ending December 2006 Number (000) Percentage( 1)
United Kingdom 4,725 67.5
North East 193 67.2
North West 552 68.1
Yorkshire and Humberside 395 68.1
East Midlands 355 72.7
West Midlands 413 65.2
Eastern 436 67.7
London 534 55.5
South East 679 71.4
South West 384 72.3
Wales 233 69.7
Scotland 401 71.4
Northern Ireland 151 68.0
West Ham (parliamentary constituency) 4 37.7
(1) Women with dependent children in employment as a percentage of all women with dependent children.

(2) Defined as youngest dependent children aged 0 to 15 years and 16 to 18 years for those in full-time education.

Source:

ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Table 3: Couples of working age( 1) in employment with dependent children( 2) by Government office region, United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted
Three months ending December2006 Number (000)
United Kingdom 6,766
of which:
North East 263
North West 748
Yorkshire and Humberside 585
East Midlands 521
West Midlands 605
Eastern 639
London 688
South East 1,008
Southwest 564
Wales 328
Scotland 582
Northern Ireland 235
West Ham (parliamentary constituency) 7
(1)Includes men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59.

(2)Youngest dependent children aged 0 to 15, or aged 16 to 18 and in full-time education.

Source:

ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)

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