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 how many unemployed (a) men and (b) women of Somali origin there were in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Milton Keynes in the latest period for which figures are available. (115075)
Due to small sample sizes estimates are not available of the number of unemployed Somali men and women in England and Wales or Milton Keynes. However, the estimated total number of people born in Somalia who were unemployed in England and Wales was 11,000 from the April 2011 to March 2012 Annual Population Survey.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the APS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
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