§ 31. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Health the number of persons described as engaged in gainful 2073 occupations, including those unemployed at the moment, recorded at the Census of 1931, distinguishing separately males and females; and what increase has occurred as compared with 1921?
Sir H. YOUNG
Persons aged 14 and over enumerated in England and Wales at the 1931 Census as following a gainful occupation, including those out of work, amounted to 13,247,333 males and 5,606,043 females. The corresponding figures for 1921 were 12,069,331 males and 5,036,727 females, and there was an increase from 1921 to 1931 of 1,178,002 males and 569,316 females.
§ Mr. MABANE
Is it possible for the Minister to give these figures as a percentage of the total population?
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Is it not the case that the most recent number of the Statistical Abstract does not give these figures, and that the figures for the various occupations have not yet been published?