Census Data

England and Wales: Hours worked

Location Type: England and Wales, ONS Geographic Code: K04000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 59,597,542
Male 29,177,340
Female 30,420,202
Households 24,783,199
Population Density (people/km2) 394.6

This is the top-level dataset for the whole of England and Wales. Drill down further by selecting a country:



Table Codets059
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options5

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 years and over in employment the week before the census in England and Wales by the number of hours they worked per week. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


The number of hours worked per week before the census includes paid and unpaid overtime. This covers the main job of anyone aged 16 years and over.

Quality Statement

As Census 2021 was during a unique period of rapid change, take care when using this data for planning purposes.
Read more in our Labour market quality information for Census 2021 methodology.

Hours worked: Total: All usual residents aged 16 years and over in employment the week before the census 27,773,665
Part-time 8,281,004
Part-time: 15 hours or less worked 2,855,066
Part-time: 16 to 30 hours worked 5,425,938
Full-time 19,492,661
Full-time: 31 to 48 hours worked 16,427,651
Full-time: 49 or more hours worked 3,065,010

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