§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons in Wales are employed in units of fewer than 25 employees, between 25 and 50 employees, between 50 and 100, between 100 and 200, between 200 and 500, and in units of more than 500 employees; and what proportion of the total working population is employed in each category.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
I have been asked to reply.
Information on employment in manufacturing industry by size groups of units employing more than 10 persons, and by country and standard region of the United Kingdom, is published in Business Monitor PA 1003 "Analysis of United Kingdom manufacturing (local) units by employment size, 1972".
The information is not available by the precise employment size ranges requested neither is it available for industries not classified as manufacturing.
The proportions employed in the various size groups quoted in the Business Monitor in Wales were:
Employment Size Group per cent. 11–19 2.1 20–24 1.8 25–99 10.5 100–199 10.2 200–499 21.0 500–999 14.3 1,000 and over 40.1 Total 100.0
For the United Kingdom as a whole, employees in units employing 10 or fewer persons were estimated to have amounted to 3.4 per cent. of those employed in units of 11 or more; thus to 3.3 per cent. of all employees in manufacturing units of all sizes.