Economic activity by Means of travel to place of work (Northern Ireland and Scotland) 2011

Dataset population: Persons aged 16 to 74

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.

Means of travel to work

The means of travel used for the longest part, by distance, of the usual journey to work. This topic is only applicable to people who were in employment in the week before the census.

'Public transport' and 'car or van availability' are a different statistic to the 2001 Census.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated September 20, 2022, 17:11 (+0100)
Created September 20, 2022, 16:55 (+0100)
Visibility Public
Year 2011
Topics Labour market
Transport
Travel to work or study
Units Persons
Geographic Layer Census Data Zones
Census Electoral Divisions
Census Intermediate Zones
Census Wards
Council Areas
Countries
Local Government Districts
Output Areas
Small Areas
Super Output Areas
Frequency Decennial
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-2011-2
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
Geographical Coverage Location Northern Ireland and Scotland
Granularity Country level down to Output Areas and Small Areas
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