§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Manpower Services Commission last compiled a labour force survey covering the Dundee and Tayside area; and if he will publish figures in the Official Report showing those in work and out of work by occupation.
§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Manpower Services Commission last compiled a labour force survey in Scotland; and if he will publish in the Official Report data (a) for occupations in the building industry showing the estimated numbers in work and out of work and (b) for occupations in the National Health Service showing the numbers in work and out of work.
§ Mr. Lang
In Scotland, the labour force survey is conducted by the General Register Office for Scotland on behalf of the Department of Employment and the European Community. The latest available estimates, from the spring 1985 survey, are given in the following tables.
(a) Employment and unemployment in the construction industry Scotland, Spring 1985 Order(s) Types of occupation Number of people In employment: by occupation 4 Professional and related in science, engineering technology and similar fields (eg civil engineers, quantity surveyors) 11,000 6 Clerical and related 11,000 11 Materials processing; making and repairing (excluding metal and electrical) (eg carpenters and joiners) 20,000 12 Processing, making, repairing and related (metal and electrical) (eg plumbers, gas fitters, scaffolders 33,000 13 Painting, repetitive assembling, product inspecting, packaging and related 16,000 14 Construction, mining and related not identified elsewhere (eg bricklayers, plasterers, builders' labourers) 56,000 15 Transport operating, materials moving and storing and related 10,000 Other Other occupations 18,000 TOTAL IN EMPLOYMENT 175,000 Not in employment Looking for work in Scotland during the week prior to the survey, whose last job was in the construction industry, and who had been unemployed for less than three years 36,000
(b) Employment and unemployment in medical and other health services and veterinary services (Class 95 of SIC 1980) Scotland, Spring 1985 Order(s) Types of occupation Number of people In employment: by occupation 2 Professional and related in education, welfare and health (eg medical practitioners, nursers) 85,000 6 Clerical and related 13,000 9 Catering, cleaning, hairdressing and other personal services (including porters, ambulancemen etc) 33,000 Other Other occupations 13,000 TOTAL IN EMPLOYMENT 144,000
(1) All figures are subject to sampling errors. The survey covered under half a per cent. of those resident in private households, but not those who reside in institutions.
(2) The sample size is too small to provide a reliable breakdown of the number not in employment by previous occupation in the construction industry, or to give a reliable estimate for unemployed health workers.
(3) The occupation "orders" relate to the 1980 classification of occupations.