This dataset provides 2011 estimates that classify Household Reference Persons in England and Wales by economic activity. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

This is the first time this information has been available from the census. 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. The data will be used by local and regional authorities, central government departments, other public sector bodies, academics and research institutions to understand, and develop policies for local labour markets, employment and unemployment.

Statistical Disclosure Control
In order to protect against disclosure of personal information from the 2011 Census, there has been swapping of records in the Census database between different geographic areas, and so some counts will be affected. In the main, the greatest effects will be at the lowest geographies, since the record swapping is targeted towards those households with unusual characteristics in small areas.

More details on the ONS Census disclosure control strategy may be found on the Statistical Disclosure Control page on the ONS web site.
Table ID
Census 2011
Economic activity, Economically active, Economically inactive, Employed (in employment), Employee, Full-time working, HRP (Household reference person), Long-term unemployed, Main job, Part-time working, Self-employed, Students, Schoolchildren, Unemployed, Usual Resident
England and Wales
Area types
Output area and above
Latest data
Last updated
2013-02-01 09:30
Rural Urban, Economic Activity
01329 444 972
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