This dataset provides 2011 Census estimates that classify the workday population aged 16 to 74 in England and Wales by hours worked. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

This information is used to identify working patterns in local areas, to target resources and to identify potential labour supply.

The statistics give an understanding, at a local level, of likely travel patterns and times. They can be used to identify the requirements for public transport, for example in order to reduce reliance on private transport.
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
WD604EW
Source
Census 2011
Units
Keywords
Workday population, Alternative population, Hours worked
Coverage
England and Wales
Area types
MSOA and above
Latest data
2011
Last updated
2014-05-23 09:30
Variables
Hours Worked
Contact
Census
Email
census.customerservices@ons.gov.uk
Phone
01329 444 972
Website
http://www.ons.gov.uk/census
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