HC Deb 28 January 1985 vol 72 cc18-9W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what number and what proportion of men of working age are full-time employees, part-time employees, self-employed and not employed, respectively; and what are the comparable figures for women.

Mr. Alan Clark

Preliminary estimates from the 1983 labour force survey in Great Britain are given in the following table:

Men aged 16–64 Women aged 15–59
Number (000) Per cent. Number (000) Per cent.
All employed* 13,240 77 8,880 57
Full-time employees 11,040 64 4,750 30
Part-time employees 240 1 3,280 21

Men aged 16–64 Women aged 15–59
Number(000) Per cent. Number(000) Per cent.
Self-employed 1,660 10 490 3
Not employed 3,880 23 6,740 43
All 17,120 100 15,620 100
* Includes those whose hours of work were not stated and those in employment who did not state whether they were employees or self-employed.

Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of employers and managers, professional and scientific workers, supervisory staff and skilled manual workers, respectively, were women in the latest year for which figures are available; and what have been the trends in these figures in the past decade.

Mr. Alan Clark

The available information for Great Britain is set out in the table:

Women as proportion of all in group (per cent.)
1971* 1981* 19831
Employers and managers 19 22 22
Professional and scientific workers 6 11 11
Supervisoy staff 37
Skilled manual workers 12 11 12
*Estimates based on census of population.
† Estimates based on labour force survey.
‡ Estimate not available on a comparable basis to the 1981 estimate.
≑ Estimate not available.