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Letter from Stephen Penneck
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what proportion of people in Bexleyheath and Crayford are employed in part-time roles. (114531)
Table 1 as follows shows the number and proportion of people aged 16 to 64 employed in part-time jobs resident in Bexleyheath and Crayford parliamentary constituency from APS for the 12 month period ending March 2012, the latest period for which figures are available.
As with any sample survey, estimates from APS are subject to a margin of uncertainty. A guide to the quality of the estimates is given in the table.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at
|Table 1 Number and proportion of part-time employment in Bexleyheath and Crayford parliamentary constituency|
|Aged 16-64 (thousand)||Part-time proportion (percentage)|
|Total people||Employed||Part-time||Of total people||Of employed|
|April 2011-March 2012||**51||***37||***10||19.4||27.4|
|Note: Coefficients of Variation have been calculated as an indication of the quality of the estimates, as described below: Guide to Quality: The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV—for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5% we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220. Key: * 0 ≤ CV<5%—Statistical Robustness: Estimates are considered precise ** 5 ≤ CV <10%—Statistical Robustness: Estimates are considered reasonably precise *** 10 ≤ CV <20%—Statistical Robustness: Estimates are considered acceptable **** CV ≥ 20%—Statistical Robustness: Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes CV = Coefficient of Variation Source: Annual Population Survey|