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Employment: Gwent

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 25th June 2008.

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Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Labour, Islwyn

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

(1) how many people in Islwyn constituency were in education, employment or training in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007;

(2) how many people under the age of 30 years in Islwyn constituency were recorded as being in full-time employment in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated June 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions. The first asks how many people under the age of 30 years in Islwyn constituency were recorded as being in full-time employment in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007 (212691). The second asks how many people in Islwyn constituency were in education, employment or training in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. (212690)

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 under the age of 30 years, resident in the Islwyn constituency, who were in full-time employment in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. Table 2, attached, shows the number of people of working age, that is women aged 16 to 59 or men aged 16 to 64, who were in full-time or part-time education, employment or training in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007 resident in the Islwyn constituency. Estimates are obtained from the annual LFS for the 12 months ending in February 1997 and from the APS for the 12 month ending in September 2007, which is the most recent period for which estimates are available.

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.

Table 1: Number of persons in full-time employment under the age of 30 in Islwyn constituency in 1997 and 2007
12 months ending Number (Thousand)
February 1997 7
September 2007 5
Table 2: Number of persons in education, employment or training in Islwyn constituency in 1997 and 2007
12 months ending Number (Thousand)
February 1997 31
September 2007 32
Notes:

1. Estimates are subject to sampling variability.

2. Changes in the estimates over time should be treated with particular caution.

Source:

Annual Population Survey and Annual Labour Force Survey

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