HC Deb 05 July 1934 vol 291 cc2055-6
26 and 27. Colonel CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Minister of Health (I) whether he will state the percentage in England of married women wage-earners to all women wage-earners in 1911, 1921, and 1931;

(2) what was the total percentage of women wage-earners to all women in England in 1911, 1921 and 1931?


The best information available is that provided by the 1921 and 1931 Censuses with reference to women employés, i.e., women in gainful occupations in the employé capacity, excluding those of the employer and managerial classes and those working on their own account. As the answer involves a tabular statement, I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the tabular statement:

England and Wales.
Age 12 and over in 1921. Age 14 and over in 1931.
Per cent. Per cent.
Proportion of Married Women "employés" to all Women "employés" 12.6 14.9
Proportion of all Women "employés" to all Women. 29.7 31.4

Corresponding figures are not available for England alone or for 1911. The age limit given of course applies only to unmarried women included in the figures.