Classification: ECONPOS71
Short name: ECONPOS71
Full name: Economic Position 1971
General description: Classification of economic position distinguishes primarily between the economically active and the economically inactive according to whether a person is or is not a member of the labour force at some reference in time. There are further distinctions within these two broad categories, which attempt to identify mutually exclusive groups according to their position in the labour force or employment status. In 1971 there were two categories for economically active persons out of employment:
a) Sick
b) others.
In 1971 and 1981 students were treated as economically inactive. In 1991 students could be counted as economically active if they had a job.
LS description:
Keyword: Employment
Start date: Census 1971
Equivalent classifications: ECONPOS91 (Census 1991)
ECONPOS01 (Census 2001)
ECONPOS81 (Census 1981)