HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c751W
Mr. Kaufman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the(a) change and (b) percentage change was in full-time permanent jobs in Manchester, Gorton from 1997 to 31 December 2003;[167476]

(2) how many new jobs have been created in Manchester, Gorton since 1997.[167477]

Ruth Kelly

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Gerald Kaufman, dated 26 April 2004:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions about full-time jobs and jobs created in Manchester, Gorton.

While statistics of new jobs created are not available explicitly, statistics from surveys enable comparisons to be made of net changes in numbers of jobs, from year to year.

The following table shows the annual average numbers of jobs, and full-time jobs, in Manchester, Gorton for 1997 and 2002, the latest year for which information is available. No information is available about whether these jobs were permanent.

Annual average number of full-time employees and total number

of employees1 in Manchester, Gorton Parliamentary Constituency

1997 and 2002

Full-time Total
Number of employees
1997 9,800 15,100
2002 11,300 17,800
Change from 1997 to 2002
Absolute 1,500 2,600
Percentage 14.7 17.5
1Employee jobs only, not self-employed jobs.
1997; Annual Employment Survey, resealed.
2002; Annual Business Inquiry (ABI).