HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 cc193-5W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the sectoral distribution of the Northern Ireland labour force in percentage terms in 1971, 1981 and 1991 in(a) agriculture, (b) manufacturing, (c) other industry, including construction, mining, transport and communication, gas, electricity and water, (d) private services, including distribution, banking and finance and

Mr. Mates

Statistics collected distinguish offences scheduled under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991 and its predecessors, which are usually terrorist related, and tried at the Crown court sitting without a jury. They are readily available only from 1987 onwards and are as follows:

miscellaneous services, but excluding security, (e) public services, including professional and scientific agencies, and public administration, but excluding security related activities and (f) security, including locally recruited armed forces and private security personnel, but excluding regular Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

Mr. Atkins

The sectoral distribution of the employed civilian labour force in Northern Ireland in percentage terms in 1971, 1981 and 1991 is as follows.

Sectoral distribution of Northern Ireland civilian employment, 1971, 1981, 1991
Employees in employment Self-employed
1971 Per cent. 1981 Per cent. 1991 Per cent. 1971 Per cent. 1981 Per cent. 1991 Per cent.
Agriculture 5.9 3.8 3.6 46.5 40.0 n/a
Manufacturing 35.2 24.0 19.1 2.0 3.9 n/a
Other industry 15.0 12.0 10.2 12.7 17.1 n/a
Private services 44.0 60.3 32.2 38.8 39.0 n/a
Public Services 34.9 0.0 0.0 n/a
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0


1. It is not possible to provide separate information for security personnel in the form requested.

2. Figures for self employed have been obtained from the census of population, and are not yet available by industrial sector for 1991.

3. Separate information on public and private sector services was not collected prior to 1983.

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