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Unemployment: Households

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of households in each parliamentary constituency have (a) any adult and (b) all adults who have never worked.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated December 2011

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The table shows estimates for part a) and relate to the period January-December 2010. The estimates are derived from the Annual Population Survey (APS) and are not seasonally adjusted. An asterisk indicates that sample sizes are too small to provide reliable estimates for a particular parliamentary constituency. The table will be placed in the Library of the House.

For part b) it is not possible to provide reliable estimates for parliamentary constituencies because the sample sizes are not sufficiently large enough.

As with any sample survey, estimates from the APS are subject to a margin of uncertainty as different samples give different results.

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