Construction: Industry

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in the construction sector in (a) the UK, (b) the East Midlands, (c) Nottinghamshire and (d) Ashfield constituency 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

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in the construction sector in (a) the UK, (b) the East Midlands, (c) Nottinghamshire and (d) Ashfield constituency in each of the last five years. (197307)

Annual employment statistics are available from the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES). Table 1 below contains estimates of the number of employees employed in businesses in the construction sector for Ashfield Constituency, Nottinghamshire, the East Midlands and Great Britain between 2008 and 2012, the most recent year that figures are available. The 2013 provisional (and 2012 revised) BRES estimates will be published on 25th September 2014. Estimates for Great Britain have been provided as UK based estimates are not available on a consistent basis.

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: Employees between 2008 and 2012 for construction
  Ashfield constituency Nottinghamshire East Midlands Great Britain
2008 3,700 19,900 102,000 1,364,200
         
2009 3,700 21,200 101,600 1,334,300
2010 3,400 17,100 86,000 1,229,600
2011 3,600 19,100 93,300 1,216,500
2012 3,400 16,100 80,800 1,193,900
Notes: 1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100. 2. Comparable UK figures are not available. 3. There is a small discontinuity between the 2008 and 2009-2012 estimates, relating to data source and methodological differences.

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