You asked

I would like to request data from the Labour Force Survey on the number of people describing themselves as large goods vehicle drivers (SOC 8211), broken down by age and gender.

I would like this data from 2012 to 2016 (if 2016 data is now available, if not then the most recent 2015 data will suffice).

We said

Estimates for the number of men and women in employment for SOC code 8211 are available on our website at Dataset EMP05:

However we do not publish an age breakdown for these statistics but our Social Survey Data Service would be able to produce some figures for you. You can contact them at: or call +44 (0)1633 455678. There may be a cost for this service.

As this information is already available to you via this route ONS considers that s.21(1) applies to this request and the information does not have to be supplied under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. s.21(1) is an absolute exemption and no consideration of the public interest test needs to be applied.