Council staff are among the oldest

Forty-five per cent are aged between 35 and 49, compared with 36 per cent generally, while 29 per cent are aged over 50, compared with 22 per cent.

The latest IRS Employment Review, The Labour Force Survey, summer 1999, says 42 per cent of staff in the sector have the equivalent of NVQ Level 4 or 5, against 26 per cent of other staff.

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