2001 Census Appendix 44

Economic Activity
ECOPUK

This derived variable is created using information from the questions above, and the question on Hours Worked (see HOUPUK) and Employment Type (EMTPUK). The classification is based on the International Labour Office (ILO) definition of economic activity, and is an ONS harmonised survey classification.

As well as inevitable differences between a census and surveys, minor differences include the definition of part-time and full-time, and the sub-categorisation of economically inactive. For the Census, part-time is defined as working 30 hours or less, whereas for the harmonised output classification, part-time status is self-assessed. 'In employment' includes people on Government Sponsored Training Schemes.

The full classification given below provides detailed economic activity information for all economically active full-time students.

Applicability : All people aged between 16 and 74 years, UK

Economically Active (excluding full-time students)

In Employment

   

Employee

   

01

Part-Time

 

02

Full-Time

 

Self employed with employees

   

03

Part -time

 

04

Full-time

 

Self employed without employees

   

05

Part-time

 

06

Full-time

 

Unemployed

   

07

Seeking work and available to start within 2 weeks

 

08

Waiting to start a job already obtained and available to start within 2 weeks

 


Economically Active full-time students

In Employment

   

Employee

   

09

Part-time

 

10

Full-time

 

Self employed with employees

   

11

Part -time

 

12

Full-time

 

Self employed without employees

   

13

Part-time

 

14

Full-time

 

Unemployed

   

15

Seeking work and available to start within 2 weeks

 

16

Waiting to start a job already obtained and available to start within 2 weeks

 


Economically Inactive

17

Retired

18

Student

19

Looking after home/family

20

Permanently sick/disabled

21

Other

XX

Not applicable


Total number of categories: 22

Not applicable category (XX) comprises:
- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over