HC Deb 17 June 1968 vol 766 c93W
Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, what projections have been made from the most recent available data of the proportions of the total male and of the total female population of Great Britain over school-leaving age that will be ready to engage in gainful occupation in 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000.

Mr. Fernyhough

The most recent projections of the Working Population, which are currently being revised, were those published in the November, 1966 issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette.

The totals expressed as percentages of the forecast total populations over school leaving age are as follows:

1970 1981
Males 83.8 81.8
Females 41.0 41.8
Total 61.6 61.2

Estimates for 1980 and for years later than 1981 are not available.

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