HC Deb 18 January 2001 vol 361 cc384-5W
Mr. Grieve

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of children lived in workless households in Scotland in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [145673]

Mr. Bayley

The information is in the table.

Percentage of children living in workless households in Scotland
Year Percentage
1996 19.5
1997 18.6
1998 17.9
1999 16.8
2000 16.7


1. Children refers to all children aged under 16.

2. A workless household is a household that includes at least one person of working age where no-one is in employment.

3. The percentages given in the reply have not been adjusted for the small proportion of households where the household economic activity is not known.


Labour Force Survey, spring quarters (covering March to May). The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a quarterly sample survey of over 60,000 households in the United Kingdom.

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