Census Data

England and Wales: Economic activity status

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:

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Table Codets066
Issued2022-12-08
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options20

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 years and over in England and Wales by economic activity status. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.

Summary

People aged 16 years and over are economically active if, between 15 March and 21 March 2021, they were:

* in employment (an employee or self-employed)
* unemployed, but looking for work and could start within two weeks
* unemployed, but waiting to start a job that had been offered and accepted

It is a measure of whether or not a person was an active participant in the labour market during this period. Economically inactive are those aged 16 years and over who did not have a job between 15 March to 21 March 2021 and had not looked for work between 22 February to 21 March 2021 or could not start work within two weeks.

The census definition differs from International Labour Organization definition used on the Labour Force Survey, so estimates are not directly comparable.

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.

Economic activity status: Total: All usual residents aged 16 years and over 48,566,371
Economically active (excluding full-time students) 28,336,631
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment 26,960,268
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Employee 22,361,153
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Employee: Part-time 5,778,651
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Employee: Full-time 16,582,502
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Self-employed with employees 740,625
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Self-employed with employees: Part-time 176,124
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Self-employed with employees: Full-time 564,501
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Self-employed without employees 3,858,490
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Self-employed without employees: Part-time 1,678,095
Economically active (excluding full-time students): In employment: Self-employed without employees: Full-time 2,180,395
Economically active (excluding full-time students): Unemployed 1,376,363
Economically active and a full-time student 1,112,219
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment 813,397
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Employee 746,230
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Employee: Part-time 598,281
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Employee: Full-time 147,949
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Self-employed with employees 7,165
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Self-employed with employees: Part-time 4,254
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Self-employed with employees: Full-time 2,911
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Self-employed without employees 60,002
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Self-employed without employees: Part-time 45,599
Economically active and a full-time student: In employment: Self-employed without employees: Full-time 14,403
Economically active and a full-time student: Unemployed 298,822
Economically inactive 19,117,521
Economically inactive: Retired 10,513,713
Economically inactive: Student 2,740,634
Economically inactive: Looking after home or family 2,317,340
Economically inactive: Long-term sick or disabled 2,025,621
Economically inactive: Other 1,520,213

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