Labour Bureau
Government of India
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STATISTICS

Unorganised Sector

SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF LICENSED RAILWAY PORTERS AT FIVE SELECTED CENTRES

Sl. No.

Name of the Centre

Total No. of Sampled Porters

Total No. of Migrant Porters

Average Size of the Family

Average No. of Earners

Total No. of Family members

Educational Standard Secondary & Above

Earners Dependency Ratio

Percentage of Families Staying at Place of Work

Average Monthly Earnings

Average Family Monthly Income

No. of Families Reported Indebtedness

Percentage of Loan Cases by Purpose of Loan Household, Sickness & Marriage

Source of Loan Percentage of Loan Contracted from Money Lender

 
 

Male

Female

Min

Max

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

17

18

 

1

Bangalore

120

14

5.5

1.26

657

3.2

1.5

3.1

92.5

3124

4101

4302

11.7

92.8

85.7

 

2

Chennai

160

1

4.8

1.19

764

11.2

6.4

2.8

53.8

2650

3555

3594

16.9

66.6

32.1

 

3

Delhi

160

157

6.7

1.17

1078

6.5

1.2

4.2

8.1

3273

4444

5139

46.3

82.5

87.7

 

4

Kolkata

160

159

6.5

1.05

1033

6.8

0.4

4.9

2.5

2363

2926

3135

21.9

88.6

82.9

 

5

Mumbai

160

6

6.1

1.16

983

12.7

3.6

3.9

21.3

2567

3181

3816

55.6

68.5

3.3

 

 

All Centres

760

337

5.9

1.16

4515

8.2

2.4

3.8

32.7

2778

3617

3981

31.4

76.9

50.0

 

Unorganized Surveys in different Industries

Sl.
No.

Name of Report & Year

Sampled Units

Sampled Workers

%age No.of Workers Employed through

Average Monthly Income

Migration in (%)

Average Size of Family

Average no. of Earners in a family

% age No. of Dwellings (Self Owned)

% Families Reported Indebtedness

Reasons of Indebtedness in ( % age ) (Household Expense, Sickness, Marriage)

Directly

Others

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

1

Beedi rolling in India (1995).

278

1023

94.3

5.7

1442.3

3.1

5.2

2.1

70.8

14.1

69.7

2

Man-made Fibre Textile Industry (1996).

253

330

99.5

0.5

2417

31.5

4.0

1.5

40.3

19.1

74.3

3

Marine Fishing Industry in India (1997).

226

516

38.2

61.8

2751

1.0

5.2

1.8

84.1

17.2

44.7

4

Artistic Metalware industry in India (1999).

200

213

62

38

3090

1.4

5.3

1.8

65.7

29.1

78.5

Working and Living Conditions of Workers in
Artistic Metalware Industry in India (1999)
 

S.No.

Item Description

Value

1.

Percentage of Workers
A. Directly Employed

i) Male
ii) Female
iii) Children
iv) Time Rated
v) Piece Rated

B) Through Contractor

C) House Hold Workers

i) Male
ii) Female
iii) Children

93.4
6.6
-
32.0
68.0

-
 
 

70.5
17.8
11.7

2.

Average Size of Family

5.3

3.

Average Number of earners per family

1.8

4.

Average monthly income per family

Rs. 3,090/-

5.

Average monthly expenditure per family (including savings/investments)

Rs. 3,090/-

6.

Literacy level rate in percentage

67.1

7.

Number of Migrant Workers

3

8.

Percentage of Indebted families

29.1