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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|
|(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|