Part-time Employment: Females

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th February 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many women were classified as working part-time in each of the last five years.

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 Glen Watson, dated February 2014

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question to ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many women were classified as working part-time in each of the last five years. 186196

Estimates of employment are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The table shows estimates of the number of women in part-time employment between 2009 and 2013. An individual's part-time status is self-classified on the LFS.

Number of women in part-time employment September to November each year, 2009 to 2013 United Kingdom, seasonally adjusted
  Thousand
2009 5,826
2010 5,880
2011 5,849
2012 5,995
2013 5,938
Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Estimates of part-time employment by gender are published monthly in Table 3 of the Labour Market Statistical Bulletin, available here:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl= labour+Market#tab-sum-pub

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