§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many(a) males and (b) females were in full-time employment in the latest month for which figures are available and for the same month in each of the last 10 years indicating, in each case and for each year, the proportion of this figure as a percentage of the total population.
§ Mr. Ancram
[holding answer 14 December 1994]: The information requested is as follows:741W
Full-time employees Male Self employed Total male population3 full-time and self employed per cent. September 1991 244,300 63,500 39.4 September 1993 238,300 62,400 37.8 September 1994 239,200 n/a n/a
Full-time employees1 Female Self employed2 Total female population3 full-time and self employed per cent. September 1984 147,300 9,100 19.8 September 1987 149,300 11,500 20.1 September 1989 154,000 12,200 20.6 September 1991 158,300 13,400 20.9 September 1993 157,400 12,100 20.3 September 1994 157,100 n/a n/a Notes to Tables: 1 Prior to December 1992, a full-time/part-time breakdown of employees in employment is only available from the Northern Ireland census of employment which from 1979 was conducted only every two or three years. 2 Self-employment figures are at June of each year and are not available on a full-time/part-time basis. Self-employment estimates for Northern Ireland in respect of June 1994 are not yet available. 3 Gneral register office mid-year population estimates are not yet available for 1994.