Classification: EMPST81
Short name: EMPST81
Full name: Employment Status 1981
General description: Employment status refers to a personís relationship to the means of production in employment; that is, whether an individual is an employee, an employer or self-employed. For an employee, employment status also describes a personís seniority in the workplace e.g. apprentice or manager.
LS description: ONS uses the Census classification in census processing, and Statistics classification for the collection of event information (births, cancers, deaths) statistics.
The LS census and statistics form of the variable differ in the way in which students and apprentices are treated. Unlike the 1971 Census version, the 1981 Census version does not distinguish apprentices and articled trainees from employees.
The statistics form has separate categories for people with no current occupation who are students, the permanently sick or disabled and housewives.
Keyword: Employment
Start date: Census 1981
Equivalent classifications: EMPST01 (Census 2001)
EMPST91 (Census 1991)
EMPST71 (Census 1971)