Classification: ECONPOS91
Short name: ECONPOS91
Full name: Economic Position 1991
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 1991, (unlike 1981) students could be classified as economically active if they had a job.
LS description: In 1991, students were classified as economically active if they were working, unlike 1981, in line with International Labour Organisation definitions adopted in the early 1980s.
Keyword: Employment
Start date: Census 1991
Equivalent classifications: ECONPOS81 (Census 1981)
ECONPOS71 (Census 1971)
ECONPOS01 (Census 2001)