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Employment: Under 25s

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many job vacancies for those aged between 16 and 25 were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012.

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobseekers aged between 16 and 25 there were in the United Kingdom in May 2012.

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many job vacancies for those aged 26 and over were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, Director General for ONS, to Lord Roberts of Llandudno, dated June 2012.

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how many job vacancies for those aged between 16 and 25 were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012 (HL1033); how many jobseekers aged between 16 and 25 there were in the United Kingdom in May 2012 (HL1034); how many job vacancies for those aged 26 and over were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012(HL1035).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates the number of vacancies from the ONS Vacancy Survey, however estimates for geographic areas below UK are not available from this source.

An alternative source of information on job vacancies is administrative data from Jobcentre Plus. This data only includes job vacancies notified to Jobcentre Plus and consequently is inconsistent with the UK estimates from the Vacancy Survey, however geographical area breakdowns of this data are available. Currently Jobcentre Plus vacancies account for around half of the total number of vacancies as reported by the Vacancy Survey.

Vacancies are not provided on the basis of the age of people they are available for. Therefore no age breakdown is possible.

In Table 1, we have provided the number of live unfilled Jobcentre Plus vacancies for May 2012, the most recent for which figures are available for each parliamentary constituency within the UK. We have also provided a figure excluding vacancies which advertise self employment opportunities.

Figures on the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) are available from Jobcentre Plus administrative data. The number of people aged 16 to 24 claiming JSA resident in the UK in May 2012 was 456k.

National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at http://www.nomisweb.co.uk.

Table 1: Number of live unfilled Jobcentre Plus vacancies by Parliamentary Constituency, May 2012
North East
Berwick-upon-Tweed 296 281
Bishop Auckland 309 258
Blaydon 310 308
Blyth Valley 363 289
City of Durham 489 437
Darlington 548 491
Easington 367 363
Gateshead 640 580
Hartlepool 358 270
Hexham 307 250
Houghton and Sunderland South 338 329
Jarrow 290 288
Middlesbrough 816 686
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 149 139
Newcastle upon Tyne Central 932 659
Newcastle upon Tyne East 348 295
Newcastle upon Tyne North 457 452
North Durham 375 358
North Tyneside 433 368
North West Durham 194 182
Redcar 439 425
Sedgefield 239 235
South Shields 257 230
Stockton North 440 358
Stockton South 479 471
Sunderland Central 486 411
Tynemouth 275 250
Wansbeck 209 153
Washington and Sunderland West 497 471
North West
Altrincham and Sale West 763 596
Ashton-under-Lyne 239 204
Barrow and Furness 261 236
Birkenhead 399 308
Blackburn 675 535
Blackley and Broughton 423 282
Blackpool North and Cleveleys 356 239
Blackpool South 791 527
Bolton North East 538 375
Bolton South East 286 253
Bolton West 347 188
Bootle 249 168
Burnley 403 274
Bury North 350 247
Bury South 222 183
Carlisle 376 209
Cheadle 399 349
Chorley 408 345
City of Chester 1,148 898
Congleton 503 442
Copeland 198 171
Crewe and Nantwich 1,043 856
Denton and Reddish 382 370
Eddisbury 642 604
Ellesmere Port and Neston 636 554
Fylde 414 386
Garston and Halewood 368 336
Halton 541 465
Hazel Grove 333 289
Heywood and Middleton 744 649
Hyndburn 372 317
Knowsley 362 340
Lancaster and Fleetwood 451 319
Leigh 307 275
Liverpool, Riverside 1,653 1,264
Liverpool, Walton 850 779
Liverpool, Wavertree 506 482
Liverpool, West Derby 211 180
Macclesfield 532 469
Makerfield 267 252
Manchester Central 2,781 2,332
Manchester, Gorton 270 225
Manchester, Withington 360 327
Morecambe and Lunesdale 287 261
Oldham East and Saddleworth 451 379
Oldham West and Royton 512 437
Pendle 279 269
Penrith and The Border 378 268
Preston 906 721
Ribble Valley 417 353
Rochdale 416 331
Rossendale and Darwen 270 217
Salford and Eccles 974 846
Sefton Central 121 114
South Ribble 392 374
Southport 481 411
St Helens North 541 440
St Helens South and Whiston 542 473
Stalybridge and Hyde 187 183
Stockport 957 865
Stretford and Urmston 1,255 1,153
Tatton 1,044 985
Wallasey 201 185
Warrington North 523 474
Warrington South 960 805
Weaver Vale 653 562
West Lancashire 730 655
Westmorland and Lonsdale 513 441
Wigan 960 598
Wirral South 260 245
Wirral West 112 85
Workington 172 166
Worsley and Eccles South 234 181
Wyre and Preston North 276 265
Wythenshawe and Sale East 635 449
Yorkshire and The Humber
Barnsley Central 313 241
Barnsley East 159 133
Batley and Spen 480 445
Beverley and Holderness 244 171
Bradford East 497 370
Bradford South 395 306
Bradford West 830 640
Brigg and Goole 291 243
Calder Valley 550 488
Cleethorpes 364 300
Colne Valley 203 181
Dewsbury 367 259
Don Valley 200 188
Doncaster Central 791 522
Doncaster North 166 142
East Yorkshire 250 198
Elmet and Rothwell 291 244
Great Grimsby 437 299
Halifax 567 411
Haltemprice and Howden 137 134
Harrogate and Knaresborough 749 621
Hemsworth 272 238
Huddersfield 544 420
Keighley 362 276
Kingston upon Hull East 160 90
Kingston upon Hull North 123 94
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle 606 387
Leeds Central 2,550 2,045
Leeds East 243 161
Leeds North East 189 139
Leeds North West 353 338
Leeds West 275 195
Morley and Outwood 526 402
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford 540 452
Penistone and Stocksbridge 208 150
Pudsey 434 270
Richmond (Yorks) 606 562
Rother Valley 273 247
Rotherham 502 459
Scarborough and Whitby 582 503
Scunthorpe 453 332
Selby and Ainsty 759 713
Sheffield Central 1,215 980
Sheffield South East 308 224
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough 226 200
Sheffield, Hallam 56 53
Sheffield, Heeley 100 96
Shipley 374 311
Skipton and Ripon 538 479
Thirsk and Malton 454 396
Wakefield 749 609
Wentworth and Dearne 297 263
York Central 780 595
York Outer 597 564
East Midlands
Amber Valley 832 750
Ashfield 621 579
Bassetlaw 645 578
Bolsover 595 591
Boston and Skegness 651 502
Bosworth 456 434
Broxtowe 291 249
Charnwood 308 293
Chesterfield 408 358
Corby 704 627
Daventry 997 770
Derby North 302 274
Derby South 1,188 773
Derbyshire Dales 527 498
Erewash 487 458
Gainsborough 311 264
Gedling 295 213
Grantham and Stamford 564 466
Harborough 369 347
High Peak 318 282
Kettering 745 681
Leicester East 352 339
Leicester South 1,444 910
Leicester West 436 385
Lincoln 959 634
Loughborough 607 564
Louth and Horncastle 630 494
Mansfield 609 482
Mid Derbyshire 302 233
Newark 839 688
North East Derbyshire 223 218
North West Leicestershire 947 884
Northampton North 225 216
Northampton South 1,007 518
Nottingham East 694 377
Nottingham North 224 208
Nottingham South 1,436 1,096
Rushcliffe 633 576
Rutland and Melton 540 524
Sherwood 493 482
Sleaford and North Hykeham 668 580
South Derbyshire 410 316
South Holland and The Deepings 404 382
South Leicestershire 1,142 1,087
South Northamptonshire 648 584
Wellingborough 1,126 497
West Midlands
Aldridge-Brownhills 453 450
Birmingham, Edgbaston 521 424
Birmingham, Erdington 494 437
Birmingham, Hall Green 321 307
Birmingham, Hodge Hill 259 232
Birmingham, Ladywood 2,372 1,645
Birmingham, Northfield 239 228
Birmingham, Perry Barr 285 236
Birmingham, Selly Oak 320 244
Birmingham, Yardley 557 471
Bromsgrove 594 556
Burton 642 541
Cannock Chase 531 383
Coventry North East 784 559
Coventry North West 376 318
Coventry South 1,404 943
Dudley North 383 328
Dudley South 369 350
Halesowen and Rowley Regis 512 401
Hereford and South Herefordshire 398 324
Kenilworth and Southam 644 482
Lichfield 793 764
Ludlow 380 321
Meriden 512 440
Mid Worcestershire 840 775
Newcastle-under-Lyme 665 549
North Herefordshire 224 194
North Shropshire 481 426
North Warwickshire 1,111 822
Nuneaton 375 333
Redditch 526 465
Rugby 622 514
Shrewsbury and Atcham 567 499
Solihull 1,050 883
South Staffordshire 533 503
Stafford 693 569
Staffordshire Moorlands 184 184
Stoke-on-Trent Central 760 579
Stoke-on-Trent North 482 446
Stoke-on-Trent South 786 737
Stone 687 625
Stourbridge 349 331
Stratford-on-Avon 735 670
Sutton Coldfield 317 211
Tamworth 647 558
Telford 758 569
The Wrekin 387 369
Walsall North 596 492
Walsall South 459 351
Warley 364 305
Warwick and Leamington 703 471
West Bromwich East 310 235
West Bromwich West 825 806
West Worcestershire 396 343
Wolverhampton North East 838 613
Wolverhampton South East 520 477
Wolverhampton South West 254 185
Worcester 653 552
Wyre Forest 493 403
East of England
Basildon and Billericay 452 322
Bedford 550 412
Braintree 630 442
Brentwood and Ongar 364 317
Broadland 436 332
Broxbourne 604 540
Bury St Edmunds 652 483
Cambridge 1,254 959
Castle Point 189 173
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich 337 257
Chelmsford 745 554
Clacton 382 365
Colchester 829 751
Epping Forest 469 293
Great Yarmouth 348 331
Harlow 425 358
Harwich and North Essex 363 355
Hemel Hempstead 623 596
Hertford and Stortford 497 409
Hertsmere 360 352
Hitchin and Harpenden 287 210
Huntingdon 692 603
Ipswich 579 403
Luton North 85 77
Luton South 681 491
Maldon 271 177
Mid Bedfordshire 232 195
Mid Norfolk 186 178
North East Bedfordshire 244 182
North East Cambridgeshire 338 189
North East Hertfordshire 399 324
North Norfolk 383 358
North West Cambridgeshire 764 610
North West Norfolk 410 333
Norwich North 534 480
Norwich South 952 776
Peterborough 952 657
Rayleigh and Wickford 149 130
Rochford and Southend East 439 338
Saffron Walden 487 396
South Basildon and East Thurrock 217 199
South Cambridgeshire 491 429
South East Cambridgeshire 526 368
South Norfolk 426 330
South Suffolk 325 265
South West Bedfordshire 511 467
South West Hertfordshire 216 197
South West Norfolk 377 290
Southend West 222 194
St Albans 667 558
Stevenage 923 538
Suffolk Coastal 577 459
Thurrock 659 581
Watford 683 545
Waveney 348 215
Welwyn Hatfield 574 521
West Suffolk 581 389
Witham 414 343
London
Barking 464 345
Battersea 219 202
Beckenham 98 82
Bermondsey and Old Southwark 712 546
Bethnal Green and Bow 407 384
Bexleyheath and Crayford 473 408
Brent Central 467 422
Brent North 267 223
Brentford and Isleworth 564 492
Bromley and Chislehurst 356 314
Camberwell and Peckham 254 231
Carshalton and Wallington 156 143
Chelsea and Fulham 296 259
Chingford and Woodford Green 235 224
Chipping Barnet 185 157
Cities of London and Westminster 3,501 3,222
Croydon Central 531 433
Croydon North 359 252
Croydon South 282 271
Dagenham and Rainham 304 275
Dulwich and West Norwood 114 109
Ealing Central and Acton 606 533
Ealing North 259 255
Ealing, Southall 222 218
East Ham 376 345
Edmonton 326 237
Eltham 57 55
Enfield North 578 551
Enfield, Southgate 204 99
Erith and Thamesmead 344 271
Feltham and Heston 435 325
Finchley and Golders Green 250 158
Greenwich and Woolwich 1,254 1,138
Hackney North and Stoke Newington 125 76
Hackney South and Shoreditch 406 374
Hammersmith 511 421
Hampstead and Kilburn 201 188
Harrow East 190 163
Harrow West 302 251
Hayes and Harlington 784 740
Hendon 513 445
Holborn and St Pancras 911 737
Hornchurch and Upminster 231 212
Hornsey and Wood Green 107 104
Ilford North 224 195
Ilford South 312 234
Islington North 135 125
Islington South and Finsbury 576 522
Kensington 234 213
Kingston and Surbiton 493 448
Lewisham East 412 340
Lewisham West and Penge 219 208
Lewisham, Deptford 350 337
Leyton and Wanstead 181 146
Mitcham and Morden 205 166
Old Bexley and Sidcup 108 88
Orpington 162 116
Poplar and Limehouse 306 282
Putney 144 143
Richmond Park 262 254
Romford 735 649
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner 106 85
Streatham 148 139
Sutton and Cheam 172 139
Tooting 96 91
Tottenham 375 318
Twickenham 318 270
Uxbridge and South Ruislip 455 427
Vauxhall 570 467
Walthamstow 317 286
West Ham 1,484 1,424
Westminster North 123 123
Wimbledon 324 260
South East
Aldershot 695 665
Arundel and South Downs 729 169
Ashford 505 389
Aylesbury 664 553
Banbury 795 721
Basingstoke 659 591
Beaconsfield 631 610
Bexhill and Battle 265 206
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton 841 316
Bracknell 400 330
Brighton, Kemptown 623 219
Brighton, Pavilion 403 356
Buckingham 329 276
Canterbury 637 566
Chatham and Aylesford 397 356
Chesham and Amersham 262 227
Chichester 1,280 475
Crawley 1,094 830
Dartford 845 683
Dover 274 208
East Hampshire 397 313
East Surrey 428 387
East Worthing and Shoreham 431 149
Eastbourne 653 256
Eastleigh 498 416
Epsom and Ewell 437 383
Esher and Walton 453 345
Fareham 690 393
Faversham and Mid Kent 512 495
Folkestone and Hythe 396 381
Gillingham and Rainham 96 76
Gosport 345 222
Gravesham 448 415
Guildford 925 840
Hastings and Rye 424 260
Havant 480 358
Henley 373 300
Horsham 510 439
Hove 410 264
Isle of Wight 457 243
Lewes 746 202
Maidenhead 440 296
Maidstone and The Weald 589 502
Meon Valley 312 277
Mid Sussex 608 428
Milton Keynes North 989 810
Milton Keynes South 566 496
Mole Valley 438 355
New Forest East 456 419
New Forest West 427 390
Newbury 1,094 998
North East Hampshire 278 268
North Thanet 275 248
North West Hampshire 622 578
Oxford East 1,398 1,133
Oxford West and Abingdon 831 701
Portsmouth North 457 324
Portsmouth South 974 662
Reading East 734 569
Reading West 378 338
Reigate 574 444
Rochester and Strood 425 343
Romsey and Southampton North 389 371
Runnymede and Weybridge 794 497
Sevenoaks 578 550
Sittingbourne and Sheppey 371 324
Slough 806 781
South Thanet 527 422
South West Surrey 359 319
Southampton, Itchen 1,058 634
Southampton, Test 665 539
Spelthorne 487 353
Surrey Heath 480 373
Tonbridge and Malling 367 344
Tunbridge Wells 515 465
Wantage 601 537
Wealden 496 241
Winchester 604 460
Windsor 642 599
Witney 541 452
Woking 427 381
Wokingham 414 390
Worthing West 610 250
Wycombe 500 441
South West
Bath 719 599
Bournemouth East 760 448
Bournemouth West 1,036 669
Bridgwater and West Somerset 657 508
Bristol East 298 294
Bristol North West 869 833
Bristol South 550 506
Bristol West 1,406 1,122
Camborne and Redruth 248 226
Central Devon 270 256
Cheltenham 563 475
Chippenham 406 314
Christchurch 389 368
Devizes 190 170
East Devon 606 546
Exeter 1,171 831
Filton and Bradley Stoke 527 501
Forest of Dean 169 160
Gloucester 558 429
Kingswood 292 186
Mid Dorset and North Poole 407 383
Newton Abbot 691 518
North Cornwall 408 354
North Devon 430 387
North Dorset 276 272
North East Somerset 179 154
North Somerset 714 685
North Swindon 473 412
North Wiltshire 205 179
Plymouth, Moor View 177 170
Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport 767 455
Poole 842 703
Salisbury 719 423
Somerton and Frome 295 228
South Dorset 985 822
South East Cornwall 201 175
South Swindon 643 484
South West Devon 327 287
South West Wiltshire 350 276
St Austell and Newquay 629 454
St Ives 292 229
Stroud 355 322
Taunton Deane 771 630
Tewkesbury 441 396
The Cotswolds 299 287
Thornbury and Yate 617 550
Tiverton and Honiton 563 512
Torbay 591 452
Torridge and West Devon 218 192
Totnes 335 236
Truro and Falmouth 664 554
Wells 511 469
West Dorset 554 420
Weston-Super-Mare 428 350
Yeovil 343 272
Wales
Ynys Mon 182 171
Delyn 263 228
Alyn and Deeside 719 705
Wrexham 669 548
Llanelli 256 195
Gower 216 188
Swansea West 948 688
Swansea East 745 724
Aberavon 310 257
Cardiff Central 684 598
Cardiff North 237 174
Rhondda 187 47
Torfaen 367 294
Monmouth 342 311
Newport East 230 222
Newport West 559 400
Arfon 231 226
Aberconwy 218 199
Clwyd West 421 389
Vale of Clwyd 300 267
Dwyfor Meirionnydd 294 290
Clwyd South 151 135
Montgomeryshire 271 263
Ceredigion 200 173
Preseli Pembrokeshire 209 168
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 462 391
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 179 128
Brecon and Radnorshire 294 270
Neath 208 137
Cynon Valley 224 152
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 182 159
Blaenau Gwent 290 196
Bridgend 989 410
Ogmore 343 136
Pontypridd 307 209
Caerphilly 329 239
Islwyn 219 176
Vale of Glamorgan 437 277
Cardiff West 329 190
Cardiff South and Penarth 616 486
Scotland
Aberdeen North 514 460
Aberdeen South 725 608
Airdrie and Shotts 118 111
Angus 268 245
Argyll and Bute 241 237
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock 159 147
Banff and Buchan 171 153
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk 182 167
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 84 76
Central Ayrshire 193 191
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill 370 337
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 195 178
Dumfries and Galloway 252 202
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 183 179
Dundee East 156 111
Dundee West 496 361
Dunfermline and West Fife 391 360
East Dunbartonshire 140 122
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow 300 235
East Lothian 351 334
East Renfrewshire 132 94
Edinburgh East 663 504
Edinburgh North and Leith 544 459
Edinburgh South 175 164
Edinburgh South West 475 441
Edinburgh West 541 476
Falkirk 383 320
Glasgow Central 1,218 1,021
Glasgow East 174 153
Glasgow North 152 104
Glasgow North East 183 148
Glasgow North West 385 378
Glasgow South 407 321
Glasgow South West 397 308
Glenrothes 247 191
Gordon 279 265
Inverclyde 228 136
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey 570 519
Kilmarnock and Loudoun 225 194
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 292 256
Lanark and Hamilton East 249 197
Linlithgow and East Falkirk 360 283
Livingston 709 595
Midlothian 243 216
Moray 226 216
Motherwell and Wishaw 261 200
Na h-Eileanan An Iar 41 41
North Ayrshire and Arran 138 136
North East Fife 497 349
Ochil and South Perthshire 235 219
Orkney and Shetland 76 69
Paisley and Renfrewshire North 501 445
Paisley and Renfrewshire South 280 207
Perth and North Perthshire 347 312
Ross, Skye and Lochaber 142 125
Rutherglen and Hamilton West 200 165
Stirling 262 238
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 339 326
West Dunbartonshire 192 179
Total 18,457 15,784

Source: Jobcentre Plus Administrative System

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