§ Mr. Barnett
asked the Minister of Health what percentage of men and women over 65 years of age are estimated to be at work in Heywood at the most recent date for which information is avail- 262W able; and if he will give the same information for the urban districts of Royton, Crompton, Milnrow, Wardle, Littleborough, and Whitworth, respectively, and for the country as a whole.
§ Mr. Loughlin
Information in the precise form asked for is not available but the following figures are derived from the 1961 Census of population:
Percentage of the enumerated population aged 65 and over who were economically active* in April, 1961 Males Females Heywood 15.9 2.7 Royton 24.3 4.6 Crompton 31.0 6.2 Milnrow 22.2 11.9 Wardle 20.3 4.0 Littleborough 32.7 3.7 Whitworth 23.4 3.7 England and Wales 24.6 5.5 * The economically active are those people who in the week before the census either had a job or were out of employment but intending to get work.