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Economic activity (Daytime/workday population) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) 2011

Dataset population: Persons aged 16 to 74

Daytime/workday population
England and Wales (Workday Population)
Workday population is where the usually resident population is re-distributed to their places of work, while those not in work are recorded at their usual residence.
The workday population of an area is defined as all usual residents aged 16 and above who are in employment and whose workplace is in the area, and all other usual residents of any age who are not in employment but are resident in the area. People who work mainly at or from home or do not have a fixed place of work are included in their area of their usual residence. The following population groups are excluded from the workday population of an area:

  • Those living in England and Wales but working in Scotland, Northern Ireland, outside the UK or on offshore installations,
  • Those with a place of work in England and Wales but who are not usually resident in England and Wales, and
  • Short-term residents

England and Wales (Workplace Population)
Workplace population is where the usually resident population is re-distributed to their main place of work, but those not working are excluded.

Northern Ireland (Daytime Population)
The daytime population of an area is defined as 'All usual residents who are either in employment or full-time students in the area, or not in employment or full-time students but are usually resident in the area'. People who work or study mainly at or from home, or do not have a fixed place of work or study, are included in the area of their usual residence.
The following population groups are excluded from the daytime population of an area:

  • Those living in Northern Ireland but working or studying in England, Wales, Scotland, outside the UK or on offshore installations
  • Those with a place of work or study in Northern Ireland but who are not usually resident in Northern Ireland
  • Short-term residents

Northern Ireland (Workplace Population)
The workplace population of an area is defined as 'All usual residents aged 16 to 74 who are in employment and whose workplace is in the area'. People who work mainly at or from home or do not have a fixed place of work are included in the area of their usual residence.
The following population groups are excluded from the workplace population of an area:

  • Those not working the week before 27 March 2011
  • Those living in Northern Ireland but working in England, Wales, Scotland, outside the UK or on offshore installations
  • Those with a place of work in Northern Ireland but who are not usually resident in Northern Ireland
  • Short-term residents

Economic activity
Economic activity relates to whether or not a person who was aged 16 and over was working or looking for work in the week before census. Rather than a simple indicator of whether or not someone was currently in employment, it provides a measure of whether or not a person was an active participant in the labour market.
A person's economic activity is derived from their 'activity last week'. This is an indicator of their status or availability for employment - whether employed, unemployed, or their status if not employed and not seeking employment. Additional information included in the economic activity classification is also derived from information about the number of hours a person works and their type of employment - whether employed or self-employed.
The census concept of economic activity is compatible with the standard for economic status defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It is one of a number of definitions used internationally to produce accurate and comparable statistics on employment, unemployment and economic status.

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FieldValue
Publisher
Modified Date
2018-02-20
Release Date
2018-02-20
Frequency
Decennial
Identifier
d6d00dec-6cf8-44c9-9cd2-83f97646a010
Geographical Coverage Location
England, Northern Ireland and Wales
Licence
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Country level down to Output Areas
Public Access Level
Public
Year: 
Citation: 
Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-2011-2