Hours worked

Mnemonic (reference code): HOUPUK

Definition: This question records how many hours people normally work in their main job. The person is asked to answer the question to the nearest whole hour and give the average for the last four weeks.

This variable is used in the derived variable Economic Activity (ECOPUK) to determine whether a person is working part-time (30 hours or less per week) or full-time (31 hours or more per week).

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 who were working the week before the Census, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All people aged 16 to 74 who have ever worked, Scotland.

Classification:

Code

Name

01 - 99

1 to 99 hours singly

XX

Not applicable

Total number of categories: 100

Not applicable (XX) comprises: All people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over, all people aged 16 to 74 who were not working in the week before the Census, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, all people aged 16 to 74 who have never worked, Scotland.

Output:

CAS029, CAS040

S21, S29, S35, S38, S40

KS10

T17, T18, T28

UV41

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.