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Part-time Employment

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many households include a couple working (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18 and (d) 19 hours a week.

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 June 2012

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking us to make an estimate of how many households include a couple working (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18 and (d) 19 hours a week (114025).

The latest information which is for April to June 2011 can be found in the following table.

Number of couple households(1) by total hours worked per week(2), April to June 2011: United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted
Hours Number of households
16 148
17 16
18 59
19 19
(1) Couple households includes married and cohabiting couples, same sex couples and civil partners with and without dependent children, non-dependent children or other family units. (2) Total hours worked is the total hours worked per week by both partners in main and second jobs. Source: Labour Force Survey household datasets

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