HC Deb 14 March 1984 vol 56 cc180-1W
Mr. Coombs

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the 10 largest categories of employment in the Swindon constituency in 1971, 1976, 1981 and in the latest available year; how many were employed in each category; and what percentage of the total work force these represent.

Mr. Alan Clark

Employment statistics are compiled for jobcentre areas and not for parliamentary constituencies. The following is the available information for the Swindon jobcentre area which includes Marlborough. Figures for 1981 are expected to become available shortly and I shall write separately to the hon. Member to provide them when the information is to hand.

June 1971 June 1976 June 1978
Orders of the Standard Industrial Classification 1968 Number (000s) Per cent. Number (000s) Per cent. Number (000s) Per cent.
Professional and scientific services 9.2 13.0 9.6 13.0 10.8 13.7
Miscellaneous services 5.9 8.3 7.7 10.4 8.4 10.6
Public administration and defence 4.0 5.6 4.2 5.7 3.8 4.8