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CSO statistical release, 26 July 2017, 11am

Quarterly National Household Survey

QNHS Detailed Employment Series Quarter 1 2011 - Quarter 1 2017

IndicatorQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17Change Q1 16 to Q1 17
Total Employed1,841,8001,825,0001,845,6001,888,2001,929,5001,976,5002,045,100 + 68,600

Number of persons in employment at 2,045,100 in Q1 2017

Figure 1 Numbers in employment (ILO) in the first Quarters 2011 to 2017
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In Q1 2017, the number of persons in employment was 2,045,100, and this represented an increase of 68,600 (+3.5%) since Q1 2016. Full-time employment increased by 84,200 (+5.5%) to 1,604,500 during the same period and accounted for 78.5% of total employment in Q1 2017. On the other hand, part-time employment fell by 15,600 (-3.4%) to 440,600 and accounted for 21.5% of total employment. See Tables 1 and 6.

The number of persons in employment has increased by 203,300 (+11.0%) between Q1 2011 and Q1 2017. Full-time employment (+202,700) accounted for virtually all of this increase while there was a very slight increase in part-time employment. See Table 1.

Employment Status

The total number of persons classified as self-employed increased by 18,000 (+6.1%) to 312,300 between Q1 2011 and Q1 2017. The number of employees increased by 12.1% from 1,535,900 to 1,721,200 over the same period. See Table 4.

While there was an increase in the number of employees in most economic sectors over this period, the most notable increases were in the Accommodation and food service activities (+43,400 or 45.4%) and Construction (+30,600 or 45.9%) economic sectors. By contrast, the number of self employed persons fell in a number of economic sectors with the greater decrease occuring in the Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles sector (-7,500). See Table 4.

The Skilled trades and Professional occupational groups, rising by 45,700 and 30,400 respectively, showed the largest increase in the number of employees over the period. The greater increases in self-employed were recorded in the Skilled trades and Managers, directors and senior officials groups with increases of 14,100 and 10,500 respectively. See Table 5.

Broad Occupational GroupSelf EmployedEmployees
159700112500
242200328200
330900207100
43700205700
5126900195900
612800157700
74100160500
822600129600
97500207400
10016500
KEY  
1- Managers, directors and senior officials
2- Professional
3- Associate professional and technical
4- Administrative and secretarial
5- Skilled trades
6- Caring, leisure and other services
7- Sales and customer service
8- Process, plant and machine operatives
9- Elementary
10- Other/Not stated

Full-time/Part-time Status

The number of persons in part-time employment decreased in nine of the fourteen economic sectors in the year to Q1 2017, with full-time employment having increased in twelve economic sectors. The largest annual decrease in part-time employment was in the Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles sector (-11,400 or -12.4%). This sector along with the Construction sector recorded the largest annual increases in the numbers of full-time employed at 15,400 and 15,300 respectively. See Table 6.

In Q1 2017, the Elementary occupational group had the largest number of part-time employees at 88,400 (40.6%) persons followed by the Sales and customer service group with 69,800 (42.3%) part-time employees. See Table 7.

In Q1 2011, part-time employment accounted for 23.9% (440,000) of total employment. This proportion had decreased to 21.5% (440,600) in Q1 2017. See Tables 6 and 7.

Average Usual Hours Worked per Week

The average usual hours worked per week in Q1 2017 was 35.9 hours compared to 34.7 hours six years earlier. Of the fourteen economic sectors, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector had the highest average at 48.2 hours per week in Q1 2017 with the Education sector having the lowest at 29.5 hours per week. See Table 8.

When classified by occupational group, the average usual hours worked per week by Managers, directors and senior officials was the highest at 42.5 hours in Q1 2017The Sales and customer service group had the lowest average hours worked per week at 30.2 hours for the same period. See Table 9.

Self-employed persons usually worked an average of 45.1 hours per week in Q1 2017, while the corresponding number for employees was 34.7 hours. The average for persons in part-time employment was 19.1 hours per week. See Tables 10 and 11.

Duration of Employment

There were 1,678,500 persons in their current employment for 1 year or more in Q1 2017. This accounted for 82.1% of total employment and has declined from 87.0% in Q1 2011. The number of persons in their current employment for less than 1 year was 282,500 or 13.8% of total employment and this has increased from 11.4% in Q1 2011. See Table 12.

Size of Firm

Medium and large firms (50 persons or more) employed 707,800 persons in Q1 2017 with smaller firms (less than 50 persons) employing 868,900 persons in the same period. It should be noted that size of firm information was not available for just under 248,000 persons in Q1 2017. See Table 13.

Reasons for Part-time Employment

There were 440,600 persons in part-time employment in Q1 2017. The most common reason given for being in part-time employment was Person could not find a full-time job, (26.9% or 118,400 persons). This compares with Q1 2011 when 142,000 or 32.3% of persons in part-time employment gave their reason for being in part-time employment as Person could not find a full-time job. See Table 14.

Permanency of Employment

Permanent employment increased by 208,300 (+15.2%) to 1,579,800 persons between Q1 2011 and Q1 2017 while temporary employment fell by 29,600 (-19.6%) to 121,100 persons. The proportion of employees in temporary employment was 7.0% in Q1 2017 down from 9.8% in Q1 2011. See Table 15.

In terms of volumes, the largest reductions in temporary employment between Q1 2011 and Q1 2017 were in the Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (-10,400), Education (-7,600) and Human health and social work activities (-6,800) sectors. Together these sectoral reductions accounted for 83.8% of the total loss in temporary employment over the period. See Table 15.

On the other hand, the Accommodation and food service activities (+40,200), Construction (+27,400) and Human health and social work activities (+25,700) sectors accounted showed the largest volume changes in permanent employment and these accounted for 44.8% of the overall increase over the period. See Table 15.

Supervisory Duties

Out of a total of 1,721,200 employees in Q1 2017, there were 477,500 (27.7%) employees classified as having supervisory duties while 1,225,900 employees were classified as not having supervisory duties. The number of employees classified as having supervisory duties increased by 27,400 (+6.1%) in the year to Q1 2017. The overall number of employees increased by 5.2% (+84,700) over the year. See Table 19.

Table 1 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by detailed NACE Rev. 2 Economic Sector
'000
Detailed NACE Rev. 2 Economic SectorQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
01 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities77.376.489.6103.9102.5104.2101.2
02 Forestry and logging[3.0]*[3.1][3.2]**[3.6]
03 Fishing and aquaculture[2.9]*[3.4][3.4][3.4]**
05 Mining of coal and lignite*******
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas*******
07 Mining of metal ores*******
08 Other mining and quarrying4.3[4.0]5.6[4.4]5.2[4.3][4.4]
09 Mining support service activities*******
10 Manufacture of food products44.145.644.946.147.148.150.7
11 Manufacture of beverages5.46.06.25.35.8[4.9][5.0]
12 Manufacture of tobacco products*******
13 Manufacture of textiles*[2.5][2.6][2.8][3.4]**
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel[3.2][2.9][2.9][3.3][3.5]*[3.6]
15 Manufacture of leather and related products*******
16 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials6.65.05.05.1*[3.4][4.8]
17 Manufacture of paper and paper products***[2.8]***
18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media7.86.88.59.59.66.88.8
19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products*******
20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products[3.8][2.9][3.3]*[3.6][4.6][4.1]
21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations32.928.033.533.632.536.136.2
22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products4.75.65.14.5[3.2][6.0]6.1
23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products5.26.35.45.66.26.07.0
24 Manufacture of basic metals[3.0]4.2[3.2][2.9][3.6][5.0]5.9
25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment12.413.812.611.913.314.213.4
26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products22.826.124.924.128.126.324.3
27 Manufacture of electrical equipment[3.1]******
28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.26.728.931.229.628.929.331.3
29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers4.3[3.3][2.7][3.7][3.0]**
30 Manufacture of other transport equipment*******
31 Manufacture of furniture6.34.1[3.9][4.1]6.66.26.6
32 Other manufacturing9.37.16.75.76.56.67.3
33 Repair and installation of machinery and equipment5.65.84.94.66.27.18.8
35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply9.710.89.010.39.311.512.6
36 Water collection, treatment and supply[2.8][2.4]**[3.1]**
37 Sewerage*******
38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery8.77.08.08.27.76.48.3
39 Remediation activities and other waste management services*******
41 Construction of buildings47.545.441.245.655.263.462.2
42 Civil engineering7.06.2[3.4]6.36.56.47.8
43 Specialised construction activities54.051.751.750.460.161.472.5
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles34.734.434.135.441.735.935.0
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles48.749.757.955.247.243.250.4
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles187.9187.2182.1177.6181.6193.3191.1
49 Land transport and transport via pipelines52.449.046.947.747.550.852.5
50 Water transport*******
51 Air transport9.19.19.99.212.39.47.7
52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation13.513.913.814.112.917.118.0
53 Postal and courier activities17.716.916.415.915.815.715.1
55 Accommodation35.446.544.848.050.350.154.4
56 Food and beverage service activities75.371.175.685.782.192.397.9
58 Publishing activities[3.7][3.1]4.95.7[4.2][4.4][4.3]
59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities[4.1][3.7][3.5][4.4][3.0][4.0]6.6
60 Programming and broadcasting activities4.25.3[3.9][4.3][4.9][3.2][3.3]
61 Telecommunications19.818.918.016.117.715.615.3
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities36.041.141.243.747.151.156.7
63 Information service activities4.86.45.96.55.06.96.6
64 Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding62.362.665.763.161.860.861.8
65 Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security20.819.319.620.720.421.319.6
66 Activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities8.47.95.65.47.37.47.9
68 Real estate activities8.311.28.78.512.811.311.0
69 Legal and accounting activities25.821.726.528.827.526.629.5
70 Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities7.16.36.36.55.17.68.0
71 Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis22.727.927.531.330.728.826.5
72 Scientific research and development6.14.55.46.27.1[6.3]8.1
73 Advertising and market research6.28.07.27.35.57.07.9
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities33.726.727.831.530.930.232.9
75 Veterinary activities*[2.7][3.1][4.1]*[3.8][3.6]
77 Rental and leasing activities5.45.24.85.44.9[5.0]5.9
78 Employment activities6.77.76.66.16.06.19.8
79 Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities6.05.65.46.86.3[5.0]7.2
80 Security and investigation activities10.810.19.810.710.411.012.6
81 Services to buildings and landscape activities25.123.523.220.324.028.625.4
82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities10.910.49.713.310.512.411.3
84 Public administration and defence; compulsory social security104.599.595.296.497.898.5100.7
85 Education148.2146.6147.5150.3154.2153.9158.1
86 Human health activities150.7154.9156.5153.1146.0154.7150.9
87 Residential care activities25.623.426.726.128.825.331.5
88 Social work activities without accommodation58.861.364.365.171.768.673.8
90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities13.812.912.413.414.516.314.1
91 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities[4.0][3.2][4.0][3.4]5.0[4.4][4.8]
92 Gambling and betting activities4.55.95.9[4.2][4.4][5.7]6.1
93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities22.420.019.618.919.022.620.9
94 Activities of membership organisations17.414.213.811.214.811.313.9
95 Repair of computers and personal and household goods*******
96 Other personal service activities27.228.630.532.330.932.333.8
97 Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel7.98.97.76.76.98.37.4
99 Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies*[3.1][4.3]7.0[5.2]**
Not stated6.9****[6.3]7.3
Total persons1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 2 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by detailed occupational group (UK SOC2010)
'000
Detailed occupational group   Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
1 Managers, directors and senior officials141.1147.1149.8154.8156.3164.1172.7
11 Corporate managers and directors93.3102.6103.4105.4111.3117.9121.7
111 Chief Executives and senior officials**[3.5][2.7]***
112 Production managers and directors12.913.512.014.415.916.621.1
113 Functional managers and directors46.955.358.059.659.059.861.8
115 Financial institution managers and directors6.46.15.24.7[4.8]7.15.4
116 Managers and directors in transport and logistics7.27.17.46.66.76.58.2
117 Senior officers in protective services*******
118 Health and social services managers and directors*******
119 Managers and directors in retail and wholesale15.615.214.115.319.221.419.3
12 Other managers and proprietors47.844.546.349.445.046.251.0
121 Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services*******
122 Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services21.119.218.221.018.321.122.0
124 Managers and proprietors in health and care services*******
125 Managers and proprietors in other services24.023.024.624.123.122.625.0
2 Professional339.5341.5354.3351.0345.2357.2370.5
21 Science, research, engineering and technology professionals71.972.674.378.072.880.386.9
211 Natural and social science professionals11.59.510.210.38.88.811.9
212 Engineering professionals18.220.717.618.318.218.223.0
213 Information technology and telecommunications professionals39.239.544.347.243.149.849.2
214 Conservation and environment professionals*[2.5]*****
215 Research and development managers*******
22 Health professionals87.791.392.187.589.682.789.3
221 Health professionals22.324.825.625.425.623.626.5
222 Therapy professionals7.69.68.26.89.27.09.4
223 Nursing and midwifery professionals57.756.958.255.354.852.253.4
23 Teaching and educational professionals96.293.899.096.497.598.3102.8
231 Teaching and educational professionals96.293.899.096.497.598.3102.8
24 Business, media and public service professionals83.883.788.989.185.296.091.6
241 Legal professionals11.313.210.710.09.312.811.4
242 Business, research and administrative professionals45.944.650.052.150.550.848.7
243 Architects, town planners and surveyors7.89.79.48.88.39.510.3
244 Welfare professionals6.37.16.37.15.38.47.3
245 Librarians and related professionals[2.5]*[3.3]****
246 Quality and regulatory professionals[4.0][4.0]4.3[3.5][4.0][5.6][5.1]
247 Media professionals5.9[3.4]4.95.45.07.06.2
3 Associate professional and technical210.3220.0213.9220.7226.1232.6238.4
31 Science, engineering and technology associate professionals30.536.533.034.437.837.244.4
311 Science, engineering and production technicians17.521.119.418.219.820.323.7
312 Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians[2.6][2.9]*[2.8]*[4.1]*
313 Information technology technicians10.412.511.113.415.412.717.7
32 Health and social care associate professionals18.416.516.517.419.017.618.8
321 Health associate professionals7.48.38.29.09.49.910.0
323 Welfare and housing associate professionals11.08.38.38.49.67.78.8
33 Protective service occupations31.727.124.925.623.623.524.7
331 Protective service occupations31.727.124.925.623.623.524.7
34 Culture, media and sports occupations28.626.729.229.831.432.031.4
341 Artistic, literary and media occupations15.814.414.516.116.716.216.1
342 Design occupations5.55.57.05.96.96.56.0
344 Sports and fitness occupations7.36.87.77.87.89.39.3
35 Business and public service associate professionals101.2113.2110.3113.4114.3122.3119.1
351 Transport associate professionals*[2.6][2.6]****
352 Legal associate professionals***[2.7]**[3.3]
353 Business, finance and related associate professionals25.730.528.829.330.734.334.5
354 Sales, marketing and related associate professionals50.054.253.954.253.557.154.2
355 Conservation and environmental associate professionals*******
356 Public services and other associate professionals21.823.622.824.824.525.425.3
4 Administrative and secreterial221.7207.9201.8208.8206.6206.8211.1
41 Administrative occupations175.4162.7161.6167.2167.2164.7170.5
411 Administrative occupations: Government and related organisations42.641.937.437.034.833.536.3
412 Administrative occupations: Finance55.950.549.448.650.246.744.5
413 Administrative occupations: Records17.316.817.017.615.118.521.9
415 Other administrative occupations52.946.851.856.258.557.258.1
416 Administrative occupations: Office managers and supervisors6.76.76.07.88.68.79.7
42 Secretarial and related occupations46.245.240.141.539.442.140.6
421 Secretarial and related occupations46.245.240.141.539.442.140.6
5 Skilled trades267.6261.0269.2296.2312.1318.1326.7
51 Skilled agricultural and related trades74.073.185.495.497.7100.195.0
511 Agricultural and related trades74.073.185.495.497.7100.195.0
52 Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades85.384.285.090.492.194.294.5
521 Metal forming, welding and related trades6.77.37.69.310.111.712.2
522 Metal machining, fitting and instrument making trades19.822.524.926.128.827.626.0
523 Vehicle trades18.018.317.920.420.816.218.9
524 Electrical and electronic trades39.934.432.733.130.636.636.0
525 Skilled Metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors*******
53 Skilled construction and building trades58.052.951.055.665.365.073.7
531 Construction and building trades43.540.738.940.948.247.055.1
532 Building finishing trades12.310.19.411.514.014.213.9
533 Construction and building trades supervisors**[2.8][3.1][3.2][3.8][4.6]
54 Textiles, printing and other skilled trades50.350.747.854.957.058.863.5
541 Textiles and garments trades*******
542 Printing trades[3.9][3.8]4.4[3.8][3.0]*[3.4]
543 Food preparation and hospitality trades36.539.036.543.544.646.752.2
544 Other skilled trades8.65.55.55.36.86.96.8
6 Caring, leisure and other services145.9145.1143.0142.9157.3159.1171.3
61 Caring personal service occupations103.4102.8102.599.2111.5112.8124.0
612 Childcare and related personal services37.038.535.837.038.539.644.1
613 Animal care and control services*******
614 Caring personal services64.462.465.060.870.870.877.1
62 Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations42.542.240.643.745.846.447.3
621 Leisure and travel services8.38.36.38.08.17.09.3
622 Hairdressers and related services20.420.520.722.122.522.025.4
623 Housekeeping and related services13.312.712.812.514.016.511.6
624 Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors*******
7 Sales and customer service158.7157.7162.0154.4162.4161.0165.1
71 Sales occupations143.1143.3145.6134.4140.7140.6140.3
711 Sales assistants and retail cashiers126.5128.2129.9119.4124.3125.6122.2
712 Sales related occupations13.311.412.111.911.79.611.6
713 Sales supervisors[3.3][3.6][3.6][3.1][4.7][5.5]6.5
72 Customer service occupations15.614.416.419.921.620.324.8
721 Customer service occupations12.012.613.715.717.817.120.0
722 Customer service managers and supervisors[3.6]*[2.7][4.3][3.8]*[4.7]
8 Process, plant and machine operatives150.7145.9146.5140.9142.2149.8152.8
81 Process, plant and machine operatives72.373.972.069.667.770.072.0
811 Process Operatives30.125.222.621.422.320.219.7
812 Plant and machine operatives5.87.96.58.67.17.78.5
813 Assemblers and routine operatives26.430.433.129.528.527.531.4
814 Construction operatives10.010.49.710.19.814.612.4
82 Transport and mobile machine drivers and operatives78.472.074.671.374.579.880.9
821 Road transport drivers62.557.359.956.958.764.563.7
822 Mobile machine drivers and operatives10.810.211.09.611.911.413.4
823 Other drivers and transport operatives5.14.5[3.7]4.8[4.0][3.9][3.7]
9 Elementary198.5192.5200.2211.1211.2210.2218.0
91 Elementary trades and related occupations47.346.151.653.660.853.756.4
911 Elementary agricultural occupations13.610.313.715.911.611.09.6
912 Elementary construction occupations23.124.127.528.936.632.538.2
913 Elementary process plant occupations10.011.29.58.411.99.78.3
92 Elementary administration and service occupations151.2146.4148.6157.5150.3156.5161.6
921 Elementary administration occupations13.010.110.710.28.28.97.7
923 Elementary cleaning occupations37.538.137.840.138.237.242.7
924 Elementary security occupations14.215.012.613.713.713.913.0
925 Elementary sales occupations*******
926 Elementary storage occupations23.320.318.920.619.419.117.6
927 Other elementary services occupations62.361.767.172.069.676.779.8
Other/Not stated7.86.24.87.510.317.418.4
Total persons1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 3 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by NACE Rev. 2 Economic Sector and occupational group (UK SOC2010)
'000
NACE Rev.2 Economic Sector/Occupational groupQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
AAgriculture, forestry and fishing1. Managers, directors and senior officials**[2.6][3.7][2.7]*[3.0]
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical*******
4. Administrative and secreterial*******
5. Skilled trades63.362.674.684.987.088.485.2
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives******[3.7]
9. Elementary11.610.612.514.711.412.410.3
Other/Not stated*******
  Total83.280.596.2110.5107.8109.3107.7
B-FTotal Industry1. Managers, directors and senior officials24.425.527.126.528.632.433.6
2. Professional25.826.726.628.228.527.735.0
3. Associate professional and technical34.239.834.836.239.241.041.4
4. Administrative and secreterial21.722.121.022.722.222.023.6
5. Skilled trades115.2107.5104.6109.8123.4130.1139.9
6. Caring, leisure and other services*****[4.0]*
7. Sales and customer service8.05.59.88.48.07.78.2
8. Process, plant and machine operatives77.874.173.968.570.573.075.7
9. Elementary37.135.935.037.245.140.544.3
Other/Not stated*******
  Total346.9339.3334.3339.3368.2381.4406.2
B-EIndustry1. Managers, directors and senior officials19.219.720.119.520.023.225.6
2. Professional22.824.424.425.425.823.828.6
3. Associate professional and technical30.534.331.432.735.635.436.5
4. Administrative and secreterial16.517.916.817.516.817.018.5
5. Skilled trades51.149.248.649.653.457.357.0
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service7.24.69.17.47.26.67.3
8. Process, plant and machine operatives66.161.161.957.857.256.159.8
9. Elementary23.123.224.725.628.328.227.9
Other/Not stated*******
  Total238.4236.0238.0237.0246.3250.0263.8
FConstruction1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.25.87.07.08.79.28.0
2. Professional[3.0]**[2.8]*[3.9]6.4
3. Associate professional and technical[3.6]5.5[3.4][3.5][3.6][5.7][4.9]
4. Administrative and secreterial5.1[4.2]4.25.25.3[5.1][5.1]
5. Skilled trades64.158.355.960.370.072.883.0
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives11.813.012.010.713.316.915.8
9. Elementary13.912.710.311.616.812.416.4
Other/Not stated*******
  Total108.5103.396.3102.3121.8131.3142.5
G-UTotal Services1. Managers, directors and senior officials114.3119.5119.9124.6124.4129.8136.0
2. Professional312.2314.0327.1321.6315.7329.0334.0
3. Associate professional and technical174.6179.4177.7183.0185.0189.9196.2
4. Administrative and secreterial197.5184.9179.2184.5182.8183.2185.7
5. Skilled trades88.690.990.1101.2101.299.6101.6
6. Caring, leisure and other services143.8143.0141.3141.3154.8154.2167.5
7. Sales and customer service150.4152.0152.0145.7153.9153.1156.7
8. Process, plant and machine operatives70.469.670.270.269.375.073.4
9. Elementary149.3145.6152.4159.0154.5157.3163.1
Other/Not stated[3.8][4.4][3.5]6.68.98.49.9
  Total1,404.81,403.31,413.51,437.71,450.51,479.61,524.0
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1. Managers, directors and senior officials41.042.943.142.542.441.743.4
  2. Professional8.79.08.79.37.29.09.2
3. Associate professional and technical22.524.424.924.824.226.924.4
4. Administrative and secreterial19.016.821.421.517.020.719.1
5. Skilled trades24.624.326.225.428.821.725.7
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service123.1120.8117.3112.8119.6120.7121.2
8. Process, plant and machine operatives11.513.813.911.911.012.512.7
9. Elementary18.717.416.318.318.418.118.2
Other/Not stated*******
  Total271.3271.3274.1268.2270.5272.5276.5
HTransportation and storage 1. Managers, directors and senior officials6.46.35.16.06.17.66.1
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical5.15.15.25.45.2[5.3][4.9]
4. Administrative and secreterial11.910.89.39.310.09.112.8
5. Skilled trades[3.6][4.0][3.5][4.2][3.0][3.9][3.9]
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service***[3.1][3.1]**
8. Process, plant and machine operatives45.442.443.142.844.247.646.6
9. Elementary16.314.716.115.514.315.512.6
Other/Not stated*******
  Total94.690.288.889.590.795.095.4
IAccommodation and food service activities 1. Managers, directors and senior officials19.219.218.018.718.021.921.2
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical***[3.5][3.8][4.0]*
4. Administrative and secreterial4.76.56.35.47.26.47.9
5. Skilled trades20.122.119.126.926.931.835.2
6. Caring, leisure and other services[3.6]4.8[3.7][4.2][4.6][5.0][4.3]
7. Sales and customer service[4.0]6.07.16.85.8[4.8][4.1]
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary55.254.960.565.463.366.072.0
Other/Not stated*******
  Total110.7117.6120.3133.8132.3142.4152.2
JInformation and communication1. Managers, directors and senior officials6.88.67.56.96.89.011.1
2. Professional28.526.929.632.330.337.936.7
3. Associate professional and technical15.420.620.019.622.218.524.4
4. Administrative and secreterial5.35.34.45.35.65.45.5
5. Skilled trades8.98.26.27.56.87.67.2
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service[3.5]5.96.64.85.4[3.2]4.9
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary*******
Other/Not stated*******
  Total72.678.577.480.781.885.292.7
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activities 1. Managers, directors and senior officials12.712.312.612.813.114.014.5
2. Professional13.117.319.120.018.321.018.2
3. Associate professional and technical21.025.023.220.124.026.025.9
4. Administrative and secreterial42.637.635.734.234.127.728.1
5. Skilled trades*******
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service6.75.66.36.27.38.08.7
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary*******
Other/Not stated*******
  Total99.7101.099.797.8102.3100.7100.4
MProfessional, scientific and technical activities 1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.36.37.29.38.46.710.3
2. Professional50.448.851.451.647.852.354.1
3. Associate professional and technical20.018.518.520.318.519.420.4
4. Administrative and secreterial12.810.610.514.815.113.415.2
5. Skilled trades7.58.410.312.011.39.76.5
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service[2.7]******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary*******
Other/Not stated*******
  Total103.698.0103.9115.7109.3110.3116.5
NAdministrative and support service activities 1. Managers, directors and senior officials4.0[3.9]5.1[4.3]5.2[4.3][5.3]
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical5.55.85.87.55.15.59.3
4. Administrative and secreterial10.89.69.810.010.79.69.3
5. Skilled trades7.36.47.27.06.48.16.9
6. Caring, leisure and other services5.2[4.7]*[3.3][3.3][3.7][4.8]
7. Sales and customer service5.0[3.3][2.9][4.1][4.3]6.56.4
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*[2.8]*****
9. Elementary22.423.823.121.823.625.427.2
Other/Not stated*******
  Total64.962.559.562.562.168.272.2
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social security 1. Managers, directors and senior officials4.2[3.4]5.34.45.56.16.9
2. Professional8.29.210.59.110.79.58.8
3. Associate professional and technical37.334.533.434.933.134.534.5
4. Administrative and secreterial45.841.435.738.639.737.040.6
5. Skilled trades*******
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary4.15.2[4.0][3.7][2.7][4.1][3.3]
Other/Not stated*******
  Total104.599.595.296.497.898.5100.7
PEducation1. Managers, directors and senior officials***[3.1][3.6]*[3.2]
2. Professional97.694.197.895.197.698.099.5
3. Associate professional and technical10.29.48.911.59.99.410.1
4. Administrative and secreterial10.310.59.410.29.712.111.8
5. Skilled trades****[3.8]**
6. Caring, leisure and other services19.420.820.719.020.520.022.3
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary5.45.85.16.76.06.75.5
Other/Not stated*******
  Total148.2146.6147.5150.3154.2153.9158.1
QHuman health and social work activities 1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.47.26.78.66.57.77.6
2. Professional91.795.095.290.890.888.092.2
3. Associate professional and technical17.617.418.018.219.119.118.6
4. Administrative and secreterial21.924.025.125.123.129.123.7
5. Skilled trades4.45.95.95.64.8[3.9][4.2]
6. Caring, leisure and other services76.774.876.776.086.385.892.7
7. Sales and customer service**[3.0]****
8. Process, plant and machine operatives[2.7]**[2.8]***
9. Elementary12.511.114.814.912.210.611.5
Other/Not stated*******
  Total235.1239.6247.5244.3246.5248.7256.2
R-UOther NACE activities 1. Managers, directors and senior officials7.47.47.08.08.88.06.4
2. Professional9.48.99.98.48.18.910.6
3. Associate professional and technical17.716.217.617.219.921.420.3
4. Administrative and secreterial12.411.911.410.110.612.611.5
5. Skilled trades8.67.27.47.66.06.76.2
6. Caring, leisure and other services31.631.330.931.431.734.736.1
7. Sales and customer service*[3.6][3.4]*[3.0]**
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary9.18.88.57.78.67.07.8
Other/Not stated***[4.6][5.0]**
  Total99.498.599.898.6103.0104.1103.1
Not stated1. Managers, directors and senior officials*******
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical*******
4. Administrative and secreterial*******
5. Skilled trades*******
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary*******
Other/Not stated*****[6.0]6.4
  Total6.9****[6.3]7.3
All persons1. Managers, directors and senior officials141.1147.1149.8154.8156.3164.1172.7
2. Professional339.5341.5354.3351.0345.2357.2370.5
3. Associate professional and technical210.3220.0213.9220.7226.1232.6238.4
4. Administrative and secreterial221.7207.9201.8208.8206.6206.8211.1
5. Skilled trades267.6261.0269.2296.2312.1318.1326.7
6. Caring, leisure and other services145.9145.1143.0142.9157.3159.1171.3
7. Sales and customer service158.7157.7162.0154.4162.4161.0165.1
8. Process, plant and machine operatives150.7145.9146.5140.9142.2149.8152.8
9. Elementary198.5192.5200.2211.1211.2210.2218.0
Other/Not stated7.86.24.87.510.317.418.4
   Total persons1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 4 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by NACE Rev. 2 Economic Sector and employment status
'000
NACE Rev.2 Economic Sector/Employment status Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
AAgriculture, forestry and fishingSelf-employed (with paid employees)5.15.37.77.48.19.67.8
Self-employed (with no paid employees)54.555.061.873.171.970.469.6
Total self employed59.660.369.580.580.180.177.4
Employee18.216.020.023.823.122.924.6
Assisting relative5.44.36.76.34.76.35.6
   Total83.280.596.2110.5107.8109.3107.7
B-FTotal IndustrySelf-employed (with paid employees)18.421.019.217.720.919.423.1
Self-employed (with no paid employees)40.536.941.241.743.948.943.0
Total self employed59.058.060.459.464.868.366.1
Employee286.8279.4272.7278.0301.8311.7338.4
Assisting relative*******
   Total346.9339.3334.3339.3368.2381.4406.2
B-EIndustrySelf-employed (with paid employees)7.110.48.67.46.76.59.0
Self-employed (with no paid employees)10.610.112.513.313.315.212.6
Total self employed17.820.621.120.720.021.721.6
Employee220.3214.5216.4215.4225.9227.6241.2
Assisting relative*******
   Total238.4236.0238.0237.0246.3250.0263.8
FConstructionSelf-employed (with paid employees)11.310.610.610.214.212.914.1
Self-employed (with no paid employees)29.926.828.728.430.633.730.4
Total self employed41.237.439.338.744.846.644.5
Employee66.664.956.362.575.984.297.2
Assisting relative*******
   Total108.5103.396.3102.3121.8131.3142.5
G-UTotal ServicesSelf-employed (with paid employees)68.365.161.362.260.463.460.4
Self-employed (with no paid employees)106.9107.5112.1116.2112.9113.4107.6
Total self employed175.2172.6173.4178.4173.3176.8168.0
Employee1,224.61,225.71,233.21,253.11,271.21,295.91,351.6
Assisting relative5.04.96.96.16.06.8[4.3]
   Total1,404.81,403.31,413.51,437.71,450.51,479.61,524.0
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles Self-employed (with paid employees)19.919.217.217.117.718.117.2
Self-employed (with no paid employees)17.315.017.319.216.713.412.5
Total self employed37.234.234.536.234.431.629.7
Employee233.0235.9237.7230.7234.9239.2246.0
Assisting relative*******
   Total271.3271.3274.1268.2270.5272.5276.5
HTransportation and storage Self-employed (with paid employees)4.83.9[3.6][3.5][3.6][4.7][3.5]
Self-employed (with no paid employees)19.619.817.618.918.918.615.9
Total self employed24.423.721.222.422.523.319.4
Employee70.066.266.966.467.871.375.5
Assisting relative*******
   Total94.690.288.889.590.795.095.4
IAccommodation and food service activities Self-employed (with paid employees)10.410.37.09.18.39.88.2
Self-employed (with no paid employees)[3.8]4.05.04.8[5.0]5.2[4.1]
Total self employed14.114.412.014.013.215.012.3
Employee95.7102.2107.6119.0118.3126.2139.1
Assisting relative*******
   Total110.7117.6120.3133.8132.3142.4152.2
JInformation and communicationSelf-employed (with paid employees)[2.7][3.6]*[2.9]***
Self-employed (with no paid employees)8.28.28.38.68.59.110.0
Total self employed10.911.810.911.510.210.813.3
Employee61.866.766.269.271.474.579.4
Assisting relative*******
   Total72.678.577.480.781.885.292.7
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activities Self-employed (with paid employees)[3.2][2.9][3.2][2.7][3.2]**
Self-employed (with no paid employees)5.15.64.6[4.1]5.65.6[4.3]
Total self employed8.28.57.86.88.88.16.2
Employee91.592.491.890.893.292.494.2
Assisting relative*******
   Total99.7101.099.797.8102.3100.7100.4
MProfessional, scientific and technical activities Self-employed (with paid employees)11.78.610.110.810.411.210.1
Self-employed (with no paid employees)18.020.521.821.220.018.718.8
Total self employed29.729.031.832.130.429.928.9
Employee73.368.771.683.478.479.886.9
   Assisting relative*******
Total103.698.0103.9115.7109.3110.3116.5
NAdministrative and support service activities Self-employed (with paid employees)[3.0][3.3][2.7]****
Self-employed (with no paid employees)5.15.86.26.1[4.3]6.06.5
Total self employed8.29.18.98.76.38.39.2
Employee56.253.250.653.555.659.762.9
Assisting relative*******
   Total64.962.559.562.562.168.272.2
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social security Self-employed (with paid employees)*******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)*******
Total self employed*******
Employee103.898.893.895.596.696.999.3
Assisting relative*******
   Total104.599.595.296.497.898.5100.7
PEducationSelf-employed (with paid employees)*******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)6.55.25.85.75.46.76.1
Total self employed8.16.58.48.28.08.37.4
Employee140.1140.0139.1141.8146.1145.2150.6
Assisting relative*******
   Total148.2146.6147.5150.3154.2153.9158.1
QHuman health and social work activities Self-employed (with paid employees)5.06.26.14.94.8[4.5][4.8]
Self-employed (with no paid employees)6.88.47.37.88.18.28.4
Total self employed11.814.613.412.712.912.713.2
Employee222.3223.8232.4230.3232.4234.6242.2
Assisting relative*******
   Total235.1239.6247.5244.3246.5248.7256.2
R-UOther NACE activities Self-employed (with paid employees)5.85.66.25.86.16.66.8
Self-employed (with no paid employees)16.114.617.019.219.420.620.3
Total self employed21.920.123.225.025.427.227.1
Employee76.977.875.672.676.776.075.7
Assisting relative*******
   Total99.498.599.898.6103.0104.1103.1
Not statedSelf-employed (with paid employees)*******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)*******
Total self employed*******
Employee6.2****[5.9]6.5
Assisting relative*******
   Total6.9****[6.3]7.3
All personsSelf-employed (with paid employees)92.091.488.287.289.692.591.5
Self-employed (with no paid employees)202.3199.5215.3231.1229.2233.0220.8
Total self employed294.3290.9303.4318.4318.8325.5312.3
Employee1,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.61,636.41,721.2
Assisting relative11.711.214.914.312.214.511.6
   Total1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 5 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by occupational group (UK SOC2010) and employment status
'000
Occupational group/Employment status   Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
a. Managers, directors and senior officialsSelf-employed (with paid employees)33.039.438.635.937.038.941.4
Self-employed (with no paid employees)16.216.623.424.722.519.818.3
Total self employed49.256.062.060.659.458.759.7
Employee91.590.887.293.696.3104.6112.5
Assisting relative*******
Total141.1147.1149.8154.8156.3164.1172.7
b. ProfessionalSelf-employed (with paid employees)16.314.714.814.614.013.813.9
Self-employed (with no paid employees)25.226.225.923.924.426.128.3
Total self employed41.540.840.738.538.440.042.2
Employee297.8300.2312.9312.1306.0316.7328.2
Assisting relative*******
Total339.5341.5354.3351.0345.2357.2370.5
c. Associate professional and technicalSelf-employed (with paid employees)6.45.34.64.74.9[4.5][3.6]
Self-employed (with no paid employees)25.925.126.028.027.428.927.4
Total self employed32.230.530.632.832.233.430.9
Employee177.7189.5182.9187.4193.3198.8207.1
Assisting relative*******
Total210.3220.0213.9220.7226.1232.6238.4
d. Administrative and secreterialSelf-employed (with paid employees)[2.2]******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)[3.2][2.8]*[3.2]*[3.5]*
Total self employed5.44.6[3.1]4.9[3.9]6.0[3.7]
Employee214.2201.6196.4201.2200.9199.0205.7
Assisting relative*******
Total221.7207.9201.8208.8206.6206.8211.1
e. Skilled tradesSelf-employed (with paid employees)20.720.219.620.223.323.321.3
Self-employed (with no paid employees)92.190.399.1109.8111.5112.6105.5
Total self employed112.8110.4118.7130.0134.8135.9126.9
Employee150.2146.5145.5162.5173.3177.9195.9
Assisting relative4.74.15.1[3.7][3.9][4.3][4.0]
Total267.6261.0269.2296.2312.1318.1326.7
f. Caring, leisure and other serviceSelf-employed (with paid employees)[3.5]4.3[3.1][3.2][4.0]*[4.2]
Self-employed (with no paid employees)6.26.25.98.07.99.88.7
Total self employed9.710.59.011.311.912.812.8
Employee135.1133.4132.6130.3144.3144.6157.7
Assisting relative*******
Total145.9145.1143.0142.9157.3159.1171.3
g. Sales and customer serviceSelf-employed (with paid employees)[2.5]******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)4.2[3.6]5.14.6[3.8][4.0]*
Total self employed6.74.96.56.2[4.6]5.9[4.1]
Employee151.5152.5154.9147.4157.3153.8160.5
Assisting relative*******
Total158.7157.7162.0154.4162.4161.0165.1
h. Process, plant and machine operativesSelf-employed (with paid employees)[3.9][3.0][3.2][3.5]*[3.5]*
Self-employed (with no paid employees)22.623.622.422.823.522.120.1
Total self employed26.526.625.626.426.225.622.6
Employee123.8118.7120.3114.1115.2123.7129.6
Assisting relative*******
Total150.7145.9146.5140.9142.2149.8152.8
i. ElementarySelf-employed (with paid employees)[3.2]******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)6.24.85.15.75.7[5.3]6.2
Total self employed9.36.06.67.16.96.37.5
Employee187.3184.1190.2200.3202.1200.9207.4
Assisting relative*[2.5][3.3][3.7]**[3.1]
Total198.5192.5200.2211.1211.2210.2218.0
j. Not statedSelf-employed (with paid employees)*******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)*******
Total self employed*******
Employee6.85.64.46.89.916.416.5
Assisting relative*******
Total7.86.24.87.510.317.418.4
All personsSelf-employed (with paid employees)92.091.488.287.289.692.591.5
Self-employed (with no paid employees)202.3199.5215.3231.1229.2233.0220.8
Total self employed294.3290.9303.4318.4318.8325.5312.3
Employee1,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.61,636.41,721.2
Assisting relative11.711.214.914.312.214.511.6
   Total1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 6 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by NACE Rev. 2 Economic Sector and full-time/part-time status
'000
NACE Rev.2 Economic Sector/Full and part-time status  Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
AAgriculture, forestry and fishingFull-time71.967.279.792.193.190.788.9
 Part-time11.313.316.418.514.718.618.7
 Total 83.280.596.2110.5107.8109.3107.7
B-FTotal IndustryFull-time306.5298.6288.3293.5325.6334.9364.1
 Part-time40.440.746.145.742.646.542.1
 Total 346.9339.3334.3339.3368.2381.4406.2
B-EIndustryFull-time214.7214.2212.9213.8223.5226.5240.6
 Part-time23.721.925.123.222.823.523.2
 Total 238.4236.0238.0237.0246.3250.0263.8
FConstructionFull-time91.884.575.479.7102.1108.3123.6
 Part-time16.718.821.022.519.823.018.9
 Total 108.5103.396.3102.3121.8131.3142.5
G-UTotal ServicesFull-time1,018.31,028.11,022.31,051.61,068.31,089.61,145.6
 Part-time386.5375.2391.2386.1382.2390.0378.4
 Total 1,404.81,403.31,413.51,437.71,450.51,479.61,524.0
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesFull-time173.8181.1177.8177.8180.5180.3195.7
 Part-time97.490.296.390.490.092.280.8
 Total 271.3271.3274.1268.2270.5272.5276.5
HTransportation and storage Full-time80.775.974.576.976.479.380.4
 Part-time13.914.314.312.514.315.714.9
 Total 94.690.288.889.590.795.095.4
IAccommodation and food service activitiesFull-time64.469.067.476.678.687.489.5
 Part-time46.348.652.957.153.755.062.7
 Total 110.7117.6120.3133.8132.3142.4152.2
JInformation and communicationFull-time66.271.870.774.975.479.185.5
 Part-time6.46.76.65.86.46.17.2
 Total 72.678.577.480.781.885.292.7
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activitiesFull-time87.588.587.186.089.891.189.7
 Part-time12.212.412.611.812.59.610.6
 Total 99.7101.099.797.8102.3100.7100.4
MProfessional, scientific and technical activitiesFull-time86.781.887.498.393.792.798.2
 Part-time16.916.116.517.315.517.618.3
 Total 103.698.0103.9115.7109.3110.3116.5
NAdministrative and support service activitiesFull-time43.242.337.542.742.044.248.6
 Part-time21.720.222.019.820.024.023.6
 Total 64.962.559.562.562.168.272.2
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social securityFull-time92.787.485.986.386.485.289.5
 Part-time11.912.09.310.111.513.311.2
 Total 104.599.595.296.497.898.5100.7
PEducationFull-time111.2110.3110.0112.3117.6117.8122.5
 Part-time37.136.437.538.036.736.135.6
 Total 148.2146.6147.5150.3154.2153.9158.1
QHuman health and social work activitiesFull-time151.8159.5165.1161.3165.1168.5178.6
 Part-time83.380.182.383.081.480.177.6
 Total 235.1239.6247.5244.3246.5248.7256.2
R-UOther NACE activities Full-time60.160.458.858.562.863.867.3
Part-time39.438.140.940.240.240.335.8
Total 99.498.599.898.6103.0104.1103.1
Not statedFull-time5.0****[5.2]5.9
 Part-time*******
 Total 6.9****[6.3]7.3
Total Full-time1,401.81,394.81,391.11,437.51,489.61,520.31,604.5
Part-time440.0430.2454.4450.7439.9456.2440.6
   Total 1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 7 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by occupational group (UK SOC2010) and full-time/part-time status
'000
Occupational group/Full and part-time status Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
1.Managers, directors and senior officialsFull-time129.2135.8137.0142.4144.1153.6161.6
Part-time12.011.412.712.412.210.611.1
Total141.1147.1149.8154.8156.3164.1172.7
2.ProfessionalFull-time291.5293.1303.2300.9294.9310.6321.8
Part-time47.948.451.050.150.346.648.8
Total339.5341.5354.3351.0345.2357.2370.5
3.Associate professional and technicalFull-time179.2192.4184.0188.8194.5197.6210.5
Part-time31.127.630.031.931.534.927.9
Total210.3220.0213.9220.7226.1232.6238.4
4.Administrative and secreterialFull-time154.0146.4146.3148.8148.0142.0150.1
Part-time67.661.655.559.958.664.861.0
Total221.7207.9201.8208.8206.6206.8211.1
5.Skilled tradesFull-time232.0223.1225.1251.8269.7271.7283.3
Part-time35.737.944.244.442.346.443.5
Total267.6261.0269.2296.2312.1318.1326.7
6.Caring, leisure and other servicesFull-time78.580.076.977.089.291.8105.4
Part-time67.465.066.165.968.167.365.9
Total145.9145.1143.0142.9157.3159.1171.3
7.Sales and customer serviceFull-time79.079.577.780.789.188.395.3
Part-time79.878.284.373.773.372.769.8
Total158.7157.7162.0154.4162.4161.0165.1
8.Process, plant and machine operativesFull-time130.9123.9121.9119.3122.5124.5131.6
Part-time19.822.024.621.619.725.321.3
Total150.7145.9146.5140.9142.2149.8152.8
9.ElementaryFull-time121.6115.6115.0121.7128.7125.7129.6
Part-time76.976.985.289.482.584.588.4
Total198.5192.5200.2211.1211.2210.2218.0
Other/Not statedFull-time5.95.0[4.0]6.18.914.515.4
Part-time******[3.0]
Total7.86.24.87.510.317.418.4
Total Full-time1,401.81,394.81,391.11,437.51,489.61,520.31,604.5
Part-time440.0430.2454.4450.7439.9456.2440.6
   Total1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 8 Average usual hours worked per week for persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by NACE Rev. 2 Economic Sector
Average usual hours worked per week
NACE Rev.2 Economic SectorQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
AAgriculture, forestry and fishing49.048.647.747.150.449.148.2
B-FTotal Industry38.138.238.238.338.738.639.0
B-EIndustry38.238.538.638.738.938.738.9
FConstruction37.937.537.137.038.538.439.1
G-UTotal Services33.333.633.834.234.234.434.4
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles32.633.233.033.633.333.533.8
HTransportation and storage 39.038.838.538.438.539.738.1
IAccommodation and food service activities30.831.631.131.631.932.231.3
JInformation and communication39.239.339.139.539.639.939.3
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activities37.337.737.937.938.038.438.3
MProfessional, scientific and technical activities38.338.138.738.338.638.738.7
NAdministrative and support service activities32.232.231.833.232.332.633.3
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social security36.335.937.037.737.337.137.1
PEducation27.828.528.829.729.729.429.5
QHuman health and social work activities31.231.732.132.432.832.733.1
R-UOther NACE activities 30.430.630.931.631.031.232.3
Not stated33.8****[36.1][36.9]
Total34.734.935.035.535.735.835.9
Table 9 Average usual hours worked per week for persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by occupational group (UK SOC2010)
Average usual hours worked per week
Occupational groupQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
1.Managers, directors and senior officials41.942.741.942.342.643.042.5
2.Professional34.935.235.635.935.836.136.1
3.Associate professional and technical37.237.937.837.937.737.638.2
4.Administrative and secreterial32.032.132.933.233.032.532.7
5.Skilled trades40.440.440.340.941.841.641.5
6.Caring, leisure and other services28.228.428.929.129.830.030.3
7.Sales and customer service28.428.328.529.629.729.930.2
8.Process, plant and machine operatives38.538.037.838.038.438.238.4
9.Elementary30.630.530.430.630.930.730.6
Other/Not stated35.036.6[35.8]37.438.035.937.4
Total 34.734.935.035.535.735.835.9
Table 10 Average usual hours worked per week for persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by employment status
Average usual hours worked per week
Employment statusQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
Self-employed (with paid employees)46.747.144.745.848.148.848.7
Self-employed (with no paid employees)41.341.441.442.043.042.043.4
Total self employed43.343.442.543.244.644.045.1
Employee33.633.834.134.534.534.634.7
Assisting relative29.630.129.726.929.027.627.4
Total34.734.935.035.535.735.835.9
Table 11 Average usual hours worked per week for persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by full-time/part-time status
Average usual hours worked per week
Full and part-time statusQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
Full-time39.639.739.940.240.340.540.3
Part-time18.618.819.119.319.319.319.1
Total34.734.935.035.535.735.835.9
Table 12 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by detailed duration of employment
'000
Detailed duration of employmentQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
Less than 3 months51.356.960.363.364.367.259.7
3-5 months72.863.274.075.380.381.781.4
6-11 months84.994.496.1107.4116.2128.0141.5
Total less than 1 year209.1214.5230.4246.0260.8276.9282.5
12-17 months72.578.784.490.992.0109.3117.5
18-23 months46.049.952.959.254.968.078.2
24-47 months175.3148.5145.4136.0153.4159.1195.6
48 months and greater1,307.81,301.91,298.61,304.31,314.41,289.01,287.3
Total 1 year and over1,601.71,578.91,581.31,590.41,614.71,625.51,678.5
Not stated31.131.633.851.854.174.184.0
Total1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 13 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by detailed size of firm
'000
Detailed size of firmQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
1 to 4 persons245.3234.5232.1222.8225.2210.5196.7
5 to 10 persons244.7242.5230.8226.7222.9227.0229.4
Not sure but less than 11 persons****[2.8]*5.2
Total less than 11 persons490.6477.9464.9452.2450.9440.1431.4
 
11 to 19 persons170.9160.8144.2136.9144.9155.5166.9
20-49 persons233.8222.4241.9242.0237.9243.0270.5
Total 11 to 49 persons404.6383.2386.2378.9382.8398.5437.5
 
Total less than 50 persons895.3861.1851.1831.0833.7838.6868.9
 
50-99 persons157.7159.9146.7153.4155.3161.2175.4
100 to 249 persons::168.5166.5164.0159.2169.5
Total 50 to 249 persons::315.2319.9319.3320.5345.0
 
250 to 500 persons::109.7114.2118.1117.4121.7
Total 100 to 500 persons264.8276.3278.2280.7282.1276.7291.2
 
500 persons or more201.0194.0190.5189.7191.1217.2241.2
Total 50 persons or more623.5630.2615.4623.8628.4655.1707.8
 
Not stated120.7134.2163.8202.3238.3249.8247.6
Not applicable - Self-employed person with no employees202.3199.5215.3231.1229.2233.0220.8
Total1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
: Data not available
Note: There is a varying level of detail available over time due to question changes
Table 14 Persons aged 15 years and over in full and part-time employment (ILO) classified by reasons for being in part-time employment
'000
Full-time employment/Reasons for part-time employmentQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
Full-time 1,401.81,394.81,391.11,437.51,489.61,520.31,604.5
Part-time440.0430.2454.4450.7439.9456.2440.6
of which:Person is undergoing school education or training55.249.653.550.351.256.163.2
Of own illness or disability5.55.95.34.87.07.07.0
Looking after children or incapacitated adults59.755.462.469.974.078.081.3
Other personal or family reasons108.391.180.577.588.1108.4112.0
Person could not find a full-time job142.0157.4173.1174.9158.8141.4118.4
Of other reasons42.242.844.943.436.143.742.6
No answer27.027.934.630.024.721.516.1
Total1,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.51,976.52,045.1
Table 15 Employees aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by NACE Rev. 2 Economic Sector and permanency of employment
'000
NACE Rev.2 Economic Sector/Permanency of employment Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
AAgriculture, forestry and fishingPermanent employees16.413.617.520.420.420.020.9
   Temporary employees*******
   Not stated*******
   Total employees18.216.020.023.823.122.924.6
B-FTotal IndustryPermanent employees265.5252.8245.5251.1271.5282.3316.3
   Temporary employees18.823.022.922.026.022.718.3
   Not stated*[3.7][4.3]4.8[4.4]6.7[3.7]
   Total employees286.8279.4272.7278.0301.8311.7338.4
B-EIndustryPermanent employees207.3198.4199.3197.7207.8212.9230.8
   Temporary employees11.514.315.415.816.912.99.8
   Not stated*******
   Total employees220.3214.5216.4215.4225.9227.6241.2
FConstructionPermanent employees58.254.446.253.463.769.485.6
   Temporary employees7.48.77.56.39.19.88.6
   Not stated**[2.7][2.9][3.1][5.0]*
   Total employees66.664.956.362.575.984.297.2
G-UTotal ServicesPermanent employees1,085.11,082.61,100.51,120.11,151.31,180.11,238.3
   Temporary employees129.2131.9119.7117.7105.7100.799.3
   Not stated10.311.312.915.414.215.014.0
   Total employees1,224.61,225.71,233.21,253.11,271.21,295.91,351.6
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesPermanent employees205.3209.5213.0208.8211.1218.1227.5
   Temporary employees26.325.123.119.922.319.115.9
   Not stated*******
   Total employees233.0235.9237.7230.7234.9239.2246.0
HTransportation and storage Permanent employees64.960.862.162.163.567.772.4
   Temporary employees5.05.1[3.8][4.0][4.2][3.4]*
   Not stated*******
   Total employees70.066.266.966.467.871.375.5
IAccommodation and food service activities Permanent employees80.883.792.1100.3102.4111.3121.0
   Temporary employees14.217.214.918.015.214.116.4
   Not stated*******
   Total employees95.7102.2107.6119.0118.3126.2139.1
JInformation and communicationPermanent employees58.962.060.364.367.768.875.8
   Temporary employees[2.8][4.2]5.74.6[3.3][4.9]*
   Not stated*******
   Total employees61.866.766.269.271.474.579.4
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activitiesPermanent employees87.889.287.284.888.289.390.5
   Temporary employees[3.5][2.9][4.4]5.5[4.4]*[3.6]
   Not stated*******
   Total employees91.592.491.890.893.292.494.2
MProfessional, scientific and technical activitiesPermanent employees67.062.063.776.472.875.280.3
   Temporary employees6.16.17.56.14.7[3.9]5.9
   Not stated*******
   Total employees73.368.771.683.478.479.886.9
NAdministrative and support service activitiesPermanent employees48.546.044.646.950.453.055.4
   Temporary employees6.56.24.75.6[4.6][5.5]5.9
   Not stated*******
   Total employees56.253.250.653.555.659.762.9
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social securityPermanent employees100.296.191.492.292.992.095.5
   Temporary employees[3.6][2.7]*[2.7][3.0][3.8][3.4]
   Not stated*******
   Total employees103.898.893.895.596.696.999.3
PEducationPermanent employees112.5116.2116.4118.3128.4125.5131.3
   Temporary employees25.522.821.321.516.017.517.9
Not stated*******
Total employees140.1140.0139.1141.8146.1145.2150.6
QHuman health and social work activitiesPermanent employees197.9196.7207.9206.0211.9213.9223.6
Temporary employees21.924.020.719.916.817.015.1
Not stated[2.5][3.2][3.7]4.4[3.8][3.7][3.4]
Total employees222.3223.8232.4230.3232.4234.6242.2
R-UOther NACE activities Permanent employees61.360.561.859.962.065.464.9
Temporary employees13.915.511.79.811.48.69.1
Not stated***[2.9][3.3]**
Total employees76.977.875.672.676.776.075.7
Not statedPermanent employees4.5*****[4.2]
Temporary employees*******
Not stated*******
Total employees6.2****[5.9]6.5
Total Permanent employees1,371.51,350.11,364.51,391.91,445.11,486.31,579.8
Temporary employees150.7157.1145.1142.5134.7126.4121.1
Not stated13.715.817.721.118.723.720.3
   Total employees1,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.61,636.41,721.2
Table 16 Employees aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by occupational group (UK SOC2010) and permanency of employment
'000
Occupational group/Permanency of employment  Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
 
1.Managers, directors and senior officialsPermanent employees89.488.084.690.894.0102.0109.9
    Temporary employees*******
    Not stated*******
    Total employees91.590.887.293.696.3104.6112.5
2.ProfessionalPermanent employees265.9268.5280.4282.0282.8293.4304.5
    Temporary employees31.530.632.029.122.122.023.0
    Not stated*******
    Total employees297.8300.2312.9312.1306.0316.7328.2
3.Associate professional and technicalPermanent employees164.4176.1169.8175.4182.6187.9197.0
    Temporary employees11.812.111.410.09.28.78.8
    Not stated*******
    Total employees177.7189.5182.9187.4193.3198.8207.1
4.Administrative and secreterialPermanent employees197.9185.3181.1185.0185.9184.6193.3
    Temporary employees14.214.613.713.512.912.011.3
    Not stated***[2.7]***
    Total employees214.2201.6196.4201.2200.9199.0205.7
5.Skilled tradesPermanent employees137.8132.8130.9145.8155.7163.2181.3
    Temporary employees10.911.711.213.114.610.510.3
    Not stated**[3.4][3.5][3.0][4.2][4.3]
    Total employees150.2146.5145.5162.5173.3177.9195.9
6.Caring, leisure and other servicesPermanent employees112.8110.4112.6111.5125.8123.8138.1
    Temporary employees19.620.816.514.914.616.916.2
    Not stated[2.7]*[3.5][3.9][3.8][3.9][3.3]
    Total employees135.1133.4132.6130.3144.3144.6157.7
7.Sales and customer servicePermanent employees126.5128.9132.6127.4137.5136.7143.9
    Temporary employees24.122.321.018.718.916.114.5
    Not stated*******
    Total employees151.5152.5154.9147.4157.3153.8160.5
8.Process, plant and machine operativesPermanent employees114.0106.8107.8101.9104.0110.3121.4
    Temporary employees8.010.810.210.410.212.07.6
    Not stated*******
    Total employees123.8118.7120.3114.1115.2123.7129.6
9.ElementaryPermanent employees157.3149.5160.8167.4169.3171.2176.9
    Temporary employees27.830.826.729.629.424.826.0
    Not stated*[3.9][2.7][3.4][3.4][4.9][4.6]
   Total employees187.3184.1190.2200.3202.1200.9207.4
Other/Not statedPermanent employees5.4[3.9][3.9]4.87.513.013.4
    Temporary employees*******
    Not stated*******
   Total employees6.85.64.46.89.916.416.5
Total Permanent employees1,371.51,350.11,364.51,391.91,445.11,486.31,579.8
    Temporary employees150.7157.1145.1142.5134.7126.4121.1
    Not stated13.715.817.721.118.723.720.3
    Total employees1,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.61,636.41,721.2
Table 17 Employees aged 15 years and over in temporary employment (ILO) classified by type of temporary employment
'000
Type of temporary employmentQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
Casual work36.942.748.851.050.544.545.5
Seasonal work4.85.08.58.18.67.97.8
Lasted only until a particular task/tasks are completed12.411.316.919.021.716.513.6
Lasted only for a specific duration27.528.764.562.452.855.651.9
Not stated/No data available69.069.46.4****
Total    150.7157.1145.1142.5134.7126.4121.1
Note: A break in continuity has occurred as a result of a filter change related to this question in Q2 2012 and data from Q2 2012 onwards is not directly comparable with previous quarters
Table 18 Employees aged 15 years and over in temporary employment (ILO) classified by reason for being in temporary employment
'000
Reason for being in temporary employmentQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
It is a contract covering a period of training[2.9]5.217.416.916.916.58.1
Person could not find a permanent job42.450.177.275.271.964.064.6
Person did not want a permanent job17.915.218.118.620.217.619.2
It is a contract for a probationary period::[3.8]5.3[4.7]**
Not stated87.686.728.626.621.124.726.5
Total150.7157.1145.1142.5134.7126.4121.1
: Data not available
Note: A break in continuity has occurred as a result of a filter change related to this question in Q2 2012 and data from Q2 2012 onwards is not directly comparable with previous quarters
Table 19 Employees aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by supervisory duties
'000
Supervisory dutiesQ1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Q1 16Q1 17
Person is a supervisor391.7405.7401.5404.7423.4450.1477.5
Person is not a supervisor1,133.31,106.41,111.31,130.71,158.31,165.21,225.9
Not stated10.910.814.420.116.821.117.7
Total1,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.61,636.41,721.2
 

Background Notes

Purpose of Survey

The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) began in September 1997, replacing the annual April Labour Force Survey (LFS). The purpose of the survey is the production of quarterly labour force estimates and occasional reports on special social topics. The survey meets the requirements of Council Regulation (EC) No. 577/98, adopted in March 1998, which requires the introduction of quarterly labour force surveys in EU member states.

Reference Period

Information is collected continuously throughout the year from households surveyed each week in each quarter.   Up to and including the fourth quarter of 2008 the QNHS operated on a seasonal quarter basis since its establishment in Q4 1997.  As of the first quarter of 2009 the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is now undertaken on a calendar quarter basis.

The reference quarters for survey results are:

Q1 - January to March, Q2 - April to June, Q3 - July to September and Q4 - October to December.

Data Collection

Information is collected on tablet computers, using computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) software.

Sample Design

A two-stage sample design is used. A new sample was introduced in Q4 2012 following the 2011 Census of Population. The sample frame of households is clustered into blocks (small areas) with each block containing a minimum of 60 occupied households on the night of the 2011 Census of Population. The sample frame is stratified using administrative county and population density.  In the first stage 1,300 blocks are selected using Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) sampling and in the second stage 20 households are selected using Simple Random Sampling (SRS).  This ensures that each household in the sample frame has an equal probability of selection and results in a total quarterly sample of 26,000 households. The actual achieved sample varies over time depending on the level of response.

The number of valid responding households in Q1 2017, the most recent quarter for which data is included in this release, was 16,116.

Households are asked to take part in the survey for five consecutive quarters and are then replaced by other households in the same block. Thus, one fifth of the households in the survey are replaced each quarter and the QNHS sample involves an overlap of 80% between consecutive quarters and 20% between the same quarter in consecutive years. As the new sample based on the 2011 Census of Population was introduced incrementally across each quarter from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, the new sample is fully effective from Q4 2013.

The survey results are weighted to agree with population estimates broken down by age, sex and region and are also calibrated to nationality control totals.  The population estimates for April of each year are published in a separate release.

Usual residence and de facto population concepts

Up to and including Q1 2006 the annual population estimates were calculated using the de facto definition of population (i.e. all persons present in the state). Since Q2 2006 a new concept of usual residence has been used, i.e. all persons usually resident and present in the state plus absent persons who are usually resident in Ireland but are temporarily away from home and outside the State.

ILO Labour Force Classification

The primary classification used for the QNHS results is the ILO (International Labour Office) labour force classification.  Labour Force Survey data on this basis have been published since 1988.  The ILO classification distinguishes the following main subgroups of the population aged 15 or over:

In Employment: Persons who worked in the week before the survey for one hour or more for payment or profit, including work on the family farm or business and all persons who had a job but were not at work because of illness, holidays etc. in the week.

Unemployed: Persons who, in the week before the survey, were without work and available for work within the next two weeks, and had taken specific steps, in the preceding four weeks, to find work. It should be noted that as per Eurostat's operational implementation, the upper age limit for classifying  a person as unemployed is 74 years.

Inactive Population (not in labour force): All other persons.

The labour force comprises persons employed plus unemployed.

The data presented in this release are related to persons classified as being in employment only.

NACE Industrial Classification

The QNHS sectoral employment figures are based on the EU NACE Rev. 2 (Nomenclature generale des activites economique dans les Communautes europeennes) classification as defined in Council Regulation (EC) no 1893/2006. Fourteen NACE sub-categories are distinguished in Tables 3, 4, 6, 8 and 15 of this release. From Q1 2009 NACE Rev. 2 has been adopted as the primary classification of industrial sectors for use in QNHS outputs. From Q4 1997 to Q4 2008 the NACE Rev. 1.1 classification had been in use.

NACE Rev. 2 classification is more detailed than the NACE Rev. 1.1 classification. In particular more sections are now identified for services activities with the aim of better capturing economic activity within services. In cases where there is a direct one to one correspondence (e.g. section H ‘Hotels and restaurants’ in NACE Rev. 1.1 directly corresponds to section I ‘Accommodation and food service activities’ sector in NACE Rev. 2) then the two different series can be expected to be broadly comparable.

However, the series will not be exactly the same, as the process of applying NACE Rev. 2 involved a very detailed recoding process whereby the new NACE classification was applied to each record in each quarter.  The detailed nature of this process means it should be expected that even in the case of a one to one correspondence between a NACE Rev. 2 and NACE Rev. 1.1 section; minor differences in the level of the estimates may be seen.

To facilitate analysis and the running of seasonal adjustment on the time series NACE Rev. 2 estimates have been produced from Q1 2004 onwards. As of Q2 2009 only NACE Rev. 2 estimates will be published.

Occupation Classification

As a result of changes to the European regulations governing the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (implemented in Ireland using the QNHS) the CSO is obliged to report occupational coding data to Eurostat based on the new Europe wide classification ISCO-08 from Q1 2011 onwards. To allow this requirement to be met the CSO has changed to using UK SOC2010 as the primary classification used in collecting the data. ISCO-08 is then derived from UK SOC2010. This change is also being implemented for the Census 2011 results.

The previously used classification for publication purposes in Ireland was UK SOC1990 and this cannot be directly compared to the new UK SOC2010 classification as all occupations have been reclassified accordingly.  This newer classification reflects the evolution over a period of time of certain occupational areas which were developing rapidly, both in terms of their scale and the complexity of work organisation.  One particular example which highlights the impact of these changes on published results is the reclassifying of farmers from the major occupation grouping of ‘Managers and administrators’ in SOC1990 to the major occupation grouping of ‘Skilled trades’ in SOC2010.

Results for occupations coded to the new SOC2010 classification have now been recoded for historical quarters back to Q1 2007 to provide a longer and consistent time series for users.

Further information regarding SOC 2010 is available at the link below:

http://www.cso.ie/shorturl.aspx/104

Reliability of Estimates Presented

Estimates for number of persons where there are less than 30 persons in a cell are too small to be considered reliable. These estimates are presented with an asterisk (*) in the relevant tables.

Where there are 30-49 persons in a cell, estimates are considered to have a wider margin of error and should be treated with caution. These cells are presented with parentheses [ ].

In the case of rates, these limits apply to the denominator used in generating the rate. In the case of annual changes, both the current year and the preceding year are taken into account when deciding whether the estimate should be suppressed or flagged as having a wider margin of error.

Calculation of Rates and Estimates of Change

Rates and estimates of change presented in this release are calculated from whole unrounded numbers. Due to rounding, these may differ from the rates and estimates of change calculated from the rounded volumes presented in the tables.

Main QNHS release and data series

The quarterly QNHS release can be accessed through the CSO website and is available, along with other additional series, at the link below:

http://www.cso.ie/shorturl.aspx/70

Labour market data can also be accessed from Statbank, the CSO’s main data dissemination service which can be accessed through the CSO website at the link below:

http://www.cso.ie/shorturl.aspx/78

 Participating Households

The Central Statistics Office wishes to thank the participating households for their co-operation in agreeing to take part in the survey and for facilitating the collection of the relevant data.

 

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