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Quarterly National Household Survey

QNHS Detailed Employment Series Quarter 1 2009 - Quarter 1 2015

IndicatorQ1 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15Change Q1 14 to Q1 15
Total Employed1,996,4001,891,9001,841,8001,825,0001,845,6001,888,2001,929,500 + 41,300
         

Number of persons in employment at 1,929,500 in Q1 2015

Figure 1 Numbers in employment (ILO), in the first Quarters 2009 to 2015
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The number of persons in employment was 1,929,500 in Q1 2015, an increase of 41,300 (+2.2%) over the year.

Between Q1 2009 and Q1 2015 the number in employment fell by 66,900 (-3.4%). The number employed in Q1 decreased on an annual basis each year from Q1 2009 to Q1 2012, before showing an increase of 20,500 (+1.1%) in the year to Q1 2013 when it stood at 1,845,600. An annual increase in employment of 42,700 or +2.3% was recorded in the year to Q1 2014.  See Tables 1, 2 and 3.

Employment Status

The total number of persons classified as self-employed decreased by 4.4% from 333,500 in Q1 2009 to 318,800 in Q1 2015. The number of employees fell from 1,648,000 to 1,598,600 (-49,400 or -3.0%) during this time. See Table 4.

The number of self-employed persons in the Construction sector decreased by 18,800 (-29.6%) between Q1 2009 and Q1 2015, while the number of employees decreased by 41,700 (-35.5%) over the same period. Total employment in this sector fell from 182,800 in Q1 2009 to 96,300 in Q1 2013 before increasing to 121,800 in Q1 2015. See Table 4.

The number of employees in the Administrative and secretarial occupational group decreased by 40,400 (-16.7%) from Q1 2009 to Q1 2015, falling from 241,300 to 200,900. The largest rate of increase of employees in an occupational group during this period was recorded in the Managers, directors and senior officials group where the number of employees increased by 10,200 (+11.8%) from 86,100 in Q1 2009 to 96,300 in Q1 2015. See Table 5 and Figure 2.

Broad Occupational GroupSelf EmployedEmployees
15940096300
238400306000
332200193300
43900200900
5134800173300
611900144300
74600157300
826200115200
96900202100
1009900
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

Part-time employment decreased in eight of the fourteen economic sectors in the year to Q1 2015, while full-time employment increased in eleven economic sectors. The largest annual decrease in part-time employment was in the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector (-3,800 or -20.5%). The Construction sector recorded the largest annual increase in full-time employment (+22,400 or +28.1%) during this period. See Table 6.

In Q1 2015, the Elementary occupational group had the largest number of part-time employees at 82,500 (39.1%) persons followed by the Sales and customer service group with 73,300 (45.1%) part-time employees. See Table 7.

In Q1 2009, part-time employment accounted for 20.7% (413,900) of total employment. This proportion had risen to 22.8% (439,900) in Q1 2015. See Tables 6 and 7.

Average Usual Hours Worked per Week

The average usual hours worked per week in Q1 2015 was 35.7 hours. Of the fourteen economic sectors, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector had the highest average usual hours worked per week at 50.4 hours in Q1 2015 with the Education sector having the lowest at 29.7 hours worked per week in the same period. The overall average usual hours worked per week was 35.2 hours in Q1 2009. See Table 8.

Average usual hours worked per week classified by occupational group showed that Managers, directors and senior officials had the highest usual hours worked per week of 42.6 hours in Q1 2015. The Sales and customer service occupational group had the lowest average hours worked per week of 29.7 hours in the same period. See Table 9.

Self-employed persons had average usual hours worked per week of 44.6 hours in Q1 2015 with employees working 34.5 average usual hours per week. Part-time employees worked an average usual hours of 19.3 hours per week in Q1 2015. See Tables 10 and 11.

Duration of Employment

There were 1,614,700 persons in their current employment for 1 year or more in Q1 2015, with 1,314,400 in their current employment for 48 months and greater. There was an annual decrease (-4,300 or -7.3%) in the numbers employed in their current employment for 18-23 months from 59,200 persons in Q1 2014 to 54,900 persons in Q1 2015. See Table 12.

Size of Firm

Medium and large firms (50 persons or more) employed 628,400 persons in Q1 2015 with smaller firms (less than 50 persons) employing 833,700 persons in the same period. See Table 13.

Reasons for Part-time Employment

There were 439,900 persons in part-time employment in Q1 2015. The most common reason given for being in part-time employment was Person could not find a full-time job (36.1% or 158,800 persons). This compares with Q1 2009 when 72,500 or 17.5% 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

The number of temporary employees decreased by 7,800 (-5.5%) in the year to Q1 2015 bringing the total number of temporary employees to 134,700 persons. The number of temporary employees as a percentage of total employees (1,598,600) stood at 8.4% in Q1 2015. The comparable figure in Q1 2009 was 8.2% (135,500) of total employees (1,648,000). The Construction sector saw an increase of 2,800 (+44.4%) temporary employees, while the Education sector saw a decrease of 5,500 (-25.6%) temporary employees in the year to Q1 2015. See Table 15.

In the year to Q1 2015, the largest rate of increase in permanent employees was seen in the Caring, leisure and other services occupational group (+12.8% or +14,300). See Table 16.

Temporary employees were categorised by the type of temporary employment and, in Q1 2015, the most common type of temporary employment was Lasted only for a specific duration (39.2%) followed by Casual work (37.5%). See Table 17.

The most common reason given for being in temporary employment in Q1 2015 was Person could not find a permanent job (53.4% or 71,900). See Table 18.

Supervisory Duties

Out of a total of 1,598,600 employees in Q1 2015, there were 423,400 (26.5%) persons classified as having supervisory duties while 1,158,300 employees were classified as not having supervisory duties. The number of employees classified as having supervisory duties increased by 18,700 (+4.6%) in the year to Q1 2015.  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 Sector       Q1 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
01 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities98.075.577.376.489.6103.9102.5
02 Forestry and logging**[3.0]*[3.1][3.2]*
03 Fishing and aquaculture[2.2][2.8][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 quarrying6.74.84.3[4.0]5.6[4.4]5.2
09 Mining support service activities*******
10 Manufacture of food products43.039.444.145.644.946.147.1
11 Manufacture of beverages5.86.15.46.06.25.35.8
12 Manufacture of tobacco products*******
13 Manufacture of textiles3.3[2.7]*[2.5][2.6][2.8][3.4]
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel3.94.0[3.2][2.9][2.9][3.3][3.5]
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 materials7.66.26.65.05.05.1*
17 Manufacture of paper and paper products[2.7][3.0]***[2.8]*
18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media8.68.67.86.88.59.59.6
19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products*******
20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products[2.9][2.4][3.8][2.9][3.3]*[3.6]
21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations27.030.332.928.033.533.632.5
22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products5.76.14.75.65.14.5[3.2]
23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products8.45.25.26.35.45.66.2
24 Manufacture of basic metals3.8[2.9][3.0]4.2[3.2][2.9][3.6]
25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment20.517.012.413.812.611.913.3
26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products31.625.622.826.124.924.128.1
27 Manufacture of electrical equipment[2.3]*[3.1]****
28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.30.127.926.728.931.229.628.9
29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers4.34.04.3[3.3][2.7][3.7][3.0]
30 Manufacture of other transport equipment*******
31 Manufacture of furniture6.95.76.34.1[3.9][4.1]6.6
32 Other manufacturing9.59.09.37.16.75.76.5
33 Repair and installation of machinery and equipment6.05.75.65.84.94.66.2
35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply11.713.79.710.89.010.39.3
36 Water collection, treatment and supply[2.2][2.3][2.8][2.4]**[3.1]
37 Sewerage*******
38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery9.09.48.77.08.08.27.7
39 Remediation activities and other waste management services*******
41 Construction of buildings84.560.147.545.441.245.655.2
42 Civil engineering8.75.87.06.2[3.4]6.36.5
43 Specialised construction activities89.564.654.051.751.750.460.1
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles35.933.634.734.434.135.441.7
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles56.052.248.749.757.955.247.2
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles199.8189.4187.9187.2182.1177.6181.6
49 Land transport and transport via pipelines52.850.152.449.046.947.747.5
50 Water transport[2.0][2.5]*****
51 Air transport8.19.89.19.19.99.212.3
52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation13.814.713.513.913.814.112.9
53 Postal and courier activities18.116.717.716.916.415.915.8
55 Accommodation45.148.635.446.544.848.050.3
56 Food and beverage service activities78.082.575.371.175.685.782.1
58 Publishing activities5.25.0[3.7][3.1]4.95.7[4.2]
59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities[3.0][3.3][4.1][3.7][3.5][4.4][3.0]
60 Programming and broadcasting activities3.94.74.25.3[3.9][4.3][4.9]
61 Telecommunications22.120.819.818.918.016.117.7
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities34.536.136.041.141.243.747.1
63 Information service activities4.96.34.86.45.96.55.0
64 Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding66.864.762.362.665.763.161.8
65 Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security19.921.220.819.319.620.720.4
66 Activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities9.19.88.47.95.65.47.3
68 Real estate activities8.88.78.311.28.78.512.8
69 Legal and accounting activities24.026.725.821.726.528.827.5
70 Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities7.56.67.16.36.36.55.1
71 Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis32.126.722.727.927.531.330.7
72 Scientific research and development3.84.66.14.55.46.27.1
73 Advertising and market research6.76.06.28.07.27.35.5
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities27.127.533.726.727.831.530.9
75 Veterinary activities3.34.7*[2.7][3.1][4.1]*
77 Rental and leasing activities6.75.35.45.24.85.44.9
78 Employment activities7.47.26.77.76.66.16.0
79 Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities6.16.06.05.65.46.86.3
80 Security and investigation activities12.810.810.810.19.810.710.4
81 Services to buildings and landscape activities24.221.425.123.523.220.324.0
82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities11.010.810.910.49.713.310.5
84 Public administration and defence; compulsory social security106.0105.1104.599.595.296.497.8
85 Education151.2148.1148.2146.6147.5150.3154.2
86 Human health activities138.9154.8150.7154.9156.5153.1146.0
87 Residential care activities23.322.125.623.426.726.128.8
88 Social work activities without accommodation61.757.858.861.364.365.171.7
90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities14.412.613.812.912.413.414.5
91 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities4.23.8[4.0][3.2][4.0][3.4]5.0
92 Gambling and betting activities5.04.04.55.95.9[4.2][4.4]
93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities20.819.622.420.019.618.919.0
94 Activities of membership organisations11.813.917.414.213.811.214.8
95 Repair of computers and personal and household goods*******
96 Other personal service activities31.128.827.228.630.532.330.9
97 Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel7.88.27.98.97.76.76.9
99 Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies***[3.1][4.3]7.0[5.2]
Not stated5.98.16.9****
Total persons1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
Table 2 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by detailed occupational group (UK SOC2010)
'000
Detailed occupational group   Q1 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
1 Managers, directors and senior officials137.1142.5141.1147.1149.8154.8156.3
11 Corporate managers and directors97.396.193.3102.6103.4105.4111.3
111 Chief Executives and senior officials[2.5]***[3.5][2.7]*
112 Production managers and directors11.611.712.913.512.014.415.9
113 Functional managers and directors53.146.346.955.358.059.659.0
115 Financial institution managers and directors5.35.66.46.15.24.7[4.8]
116 Managers and directors in transport and logistics7.08.27.27.17.46.66.7
117 Senior officers in protective services*******
118 Health and social services managers and directors*[2.1]*****
119 Managers and directors in retail and wholesale14.518.515.615.214.115.319.2
12 Other managers and proprietors39.846.447.844.546.349.445.0
121 Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services*******
122 Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services17.623.121.119.218.221.018.3
124 Managers and proprietors in health and care services*******
125 Managers and proprietors in other services20.520.524.023.024.624.123.1
2 Professional327.8341.8339.5341.5354.3351.0345.2
21 Science, research, engineering and technology professionals65.574.071.972.674.378.072.8
211 Natural and social science professionals10.013.011.59.510.210.38.8
212 Engineering professionals18.219.918.220.717.618.318.2
213 Information technology and telecommunications professionals35.438.739.239.544.347.243.1
214 Conservation and environment professionals***[2.5]***
215 Research and development managers*******
22 Health professionals81.288.387.791.392.187.589.6
221 Health professionals21.024.422.324.825.625.425.6
222 Therapy professionals5.57.37.69.68.26.89.2
223 Nursing and midwifery professionals54.756.757.756.958.255.354.8
23 Teaching and educational professionals93.189.896.293.899.096.497.5
231 Teaching and educational professionals93.189.896.293.899.096.497.5
24 Business, media and public service professionals88.089.783.883.788.989.185.2
241 Legal professionals9.711.011.313.210.710.09.3
242 Business, research and administrative professionals47.449.345.944.650.052.150.5
243 Architects, town planners and surveyors12.410.27.89.79.48.88.3
244 Welfare professionals7.37.06.37.16.37.15.3
245 Librarians and related professionals[2.5][2.8][2.5]*[3.3]**
246 Quality and regulatory professionals[2.4][2.8][4.0][4.0]4.3[3.5][4.0]
247 Media professionals6.36.65.9[3.4]4.95.45.0
3 Associate professional and technical208.5203.7210.3220.0213.9220.7226.1
31 Science, engineering and technology associate professionals30.227.930.536.533.034.437.8
311 Science, engineering and production technicians15.914.517.521.119.418.219.8
312 Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians3.2[2.3][2.6][2.9]*[2.8]*
313 Information technology technicians11.011.110.412.511.113.415.4
32 Health and social care associate professionals15.517.218.416.516.517.419.0
321 Health associate professionals7.57.87.48.38.29.09.4
323 Welfare and housing associate professionals8.09.411.08.38.38.49.6
33 Protective service occupations25.826.431.727.124.925.623.6
331 Protective service occupations25.826.431.727.124.925.623.6
34 Culture, media and sports occupations29.028.428.626.729.229.831.4
341 Artistic, literary and media occupations15.014.115.814.414.516.116.7
342 Design occupations6.85.45.55.57.05.96.9
344 Sports and fitness occupations7.18.97.36.87.77.87.8
35 Business and public service associate professionals108.0103.7101.2113.2110.3113.4114.3
351 Transport associate professionals*[2.2]*[2.6][2.6]**
352 Legal associate professionals*****[2.7]*
353 Business, finance and related associate professionals24.725.625.730.528.829.330.7
354 Sales, marketing and related associate professionals56.752.050.054.253.954.253.5
355 Conservation and environmental associate professionals*******
356 Public services and other associate professionals22.621.521.823.622.824.824.5
4 Administrative and secreterial249.6243.2221.7207.9201.8208.8206.6
41 Administrative occupations198.9195.4175.4162.7161.6167.2167.2
411 Administrative occupations: Government and related organisations50.251.342.641.937.437.034.8
412 Administrative occupations: Finance61.363.955.950.549.448.650.2
413 Administrative occupations: Records17.916.717.316.817.017.615.1
415 Other administrative occupations61.957.452.946.851.856.258.5
416 Administrative occupations: Office managers and supervisors7.56.16.76.76.07.88.6
42 Secretarial and related occupations50.747.846.245.240.141.539.4
421 Secretarial and related occupations50.747.846.245.240.141.539.4
5 Skilled trades362.1296.9267.6261.0269.2296.2312.1
51 Skilled agricultural and related trades94.376.174.073.185.495.497.7
511 Agricultural and related trades94.376.174.073.185.495.497.7
52 Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades111.191.485.384.285.090.492.1
521 Metal forming, welding and related trades10.48.56.77.37.69.310.1
522 Metal machining, fitting and instrument making trades27.823.419.822.524.926.128.8
523 Vehicle trades22.818.018.018.317.920.420.8
524 Electrical and electronic trades47.939.939.934.432.733.130.6
525 Skilled Metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors[2.3]******
53 Skilled construction and building trades103.075.158.052.951.055.665.3
531 Construction and building trades77.656.343.540.738.940.948.2
532 Building finishing trades21.215.112.310.19.411.514.0
533 Construction and building trades supervisors4.23.7**[2.8][3.1][3.2]
54 Textiles, printing and other skilled trades53.854.250.350.747.854.957.0
541 Textiles and garments trades[2.5]******
542 Printing trades4.64.9[3.9][3.8]4.4[3.8][3.0]
543 Food preparation and hospitality trades38.439.936.539.036.543.544.6
544 Other skilled trades8.27.98.65.55.55.36.8
6 Caring, leisure and other services152.4146.4145.9145.1143.0142.9157.3
61 Caring personal service occupations105.0103.7103.4102.8102.599.2111.5
612 Childcare and related personal services38.936.337.038.535.837.038.5
613 Animal care and control services[2.7]******
614 Caring personal services63.465.664.462.465.060.870.8
62 Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations47.442.742.542.240.643.745.8
621 Leisure and travel services9.38.68.38.36.38.08.1
622 Hairdressers and related services23.621.820.420.520.722.122.5
623 Housekeeping and related services13.411.813.312.712.812.514.0
624 Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors*******
7 Sales and customer service161.9158.7158.7157.7162.0154.4162.4
71 Sales occupations146.8141.8143.1143.3145.6134.4140.7
711 Sales assistants and retail cashiers132.2124.8126.5128.2129.9119.4124.3
712 Sales related occupations12.013.313.311.412.111.911.7
713 Sales supervisors[2.5][3.8][3.3][3.6][3.6][3.1][4.7]
72 Customer service occupations15.116.915.614.416.419.921.6
721 Customer service occupations12.914.512.012.613.715.717.8
722 Customer service managers and supervisors[2.3]*[3.6]*[2.7][4.3][3.8]
8 Process, plant and machine operatives144.7130.6150.7145.9146.5140.9142.2
81 Process, plant and machine operatives54.253.272.373.972.069.667.7
811 Process Operatives13.416.330.125.222.621.422.3
812 Plant and machine operatives10.09.25.87.96.58.67.1
813 Assemblers and routine operatives22.120.926.430.433.129.528.5
814 Construction operatives8.76.910.010.49.710.19.8
82 Transport and mobile machine drivers and operatives90.577.378.472.074.671.374.5
821 Road transport drivers70.261.562.557.359.956.958.7
822 Mobile machine drivers and operatives16.010.610.810.211.09.611.9
823 Other drivers and transport operatives4.45.25.14.5[3.7]4.8[4.0]
9 Elementary247.0222.1198.5192.5200.2211.1211.2
91 Elementary trades and related occupations91.772.047.346.151.653.660.8
911 Elementary agricultural occupations12.810.713.610.313.715.911.6
912 Elementary construction occupations60.145.723.124.127.528.936.6
913 Elementary process plant occupations18.515.310.011.29.58.411.9
92 Elementary administration and service occupations155.3150.2151.2146.4148.6157.5150.3
921 Elementary administration occupations11.311.613.010.110.710.28.2
923 Elementary cleaning occupations37.333.637.538.137.840.138.2
924 Elementary security occupations17.714.114.215.012.613.713.7
925 Elementary sales occupations*******
926 Elementary storage occupations20.519.523.320.318.920.619.4
927 Other elementary services occupations67.470.462.361.767.172.069.6
Other/Not stated5.36.17.86.24.87.510.3
Total persons1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
AAgriculture, forestry and fishing1. Managers, directors and senior officials****[2.6][3.7][2.7]
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical*******
4. Administrative and secreterial*******
5. Skilled trades82.666.163.362.674.684.987.0
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives[2.2]******
9. Elementary11.79.411.610.612.514.711.4
Other/Not stated*******
  Total102.080.583.280.596.2110.5107.8
B-FTotal Industry1. Managers, directors and senior officials28.822.824.425.527.126.528.6
2. Professional25.629.625.826.726.628.228.5
3. Associate professional and technical35.033.034.239.834.836.239.2
4. Administrative and secreterial28.625.221.722.121.022.722.2
5. Skilled trades182.3140.2115.2107.5104.6109.8123.4
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service6.18.08.05.59.88.48.0
8. Process, plant and machine operatives68.961.877.874.173.968.570.5
9. Elementary71.754.837.135.935.037.245.1
Other/Not stated*******
  Total449.1377.1346.9339.3334.3339.3368.2
B-EIndustry1. Managers, directors and senior officials20.317.319.219.720.119.520.0
2. Professional22.526.122.824.424.425.425.8
3. Associate professional and technical29.529.430.534.331.432.735.6
4. Administrative and secreterial20.918.016.517.916.817.516.8
5. Skilled trades68.559.251.149.248.649.653.4
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service4.66.37.24.69.17.47.2
8. Process, plant and machine operatives50.850.366.161.161.957.857.2
9. Elementary47.738.923.123.224.725.628.3
Other/Not stated*******
  Total266.4246.5238.4236.0238.0237.0246.3
FConstruction1. Managers, directors and senior officials8.55.45.25.87.07.08.7
2. Professional[3.1][3.5][3.0]**[2.8]*
3. Associate professional and technical5.53.6[3.6]5.5[3.4][3.5][3.6]
4. Administrative and secreterial7.77.25.1[4.2]4.25.25.3
5. Skilled trades113.881.064.158.355.960.370.0
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives18.111.511.813.012.010.713.3
9. Elementary23.915.913.912.710.311.616.8
Other/Not stated*******
  Total182.8130.6108.5103.396.3102.3121.8
G-UTotal Services1. Managers, directors and senior officials106.8117.7114.3119.5119.9124.6124.4
2. Professional301.2311.4312.2314.0327.1321.6315.7
3. Associate professional and technical171.9169.5174.6179.4177.7183.0185.0
4. Administrative and secreterial218.2215.7197.5184.9179.2184.5182.8
5. Skilled trades96.989.888.690.990.1101.2101.2
6. Caring, leisure and other services149.8144.8143.8143.0141.3141.3154.8
7. Sales and customer service155.9150.3150.4152.0152.0145.7153.9
8. Process, plant and machine operatives73.167.270.469.670.270.269.3
9. Elementary162.9156.8149.3145.6152.4159.0154.5
Other/Not stated[2.7][2.9][3.8][4.4][3.5]6.68.9
  Total1,439.31,426.21,404.81,403.31,413.51,437.71,450.5
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles1. Managers, directors and senior officials40.041.641.042.943.142.542.4
  2. Professional6.68.68.79.08.79.37.2
3. Associate professional and technical28.925.722.524.424.924.824.2
4. Administrative and secreterial24.819.419.016.821.421.517.0
5. Skilled trades27.525.324.624.326.225.428.8
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service127.1120.9123.1120.8117.3112.8119.6
8. Process, plant and machine operatives14.411.811.513.813.911.911.0
9. Elementary21.020.518.717.416.318.318.4
Other/Not stated*******
  Total291.7275.3271.3271.3274.1268.2270.5
HTransportation and storage 1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.26.76.46.35.16.06.1
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical3.75.05.15.15.25.45.2
4. Administrative and secreterial11.111.811.910.89.39.310.0
5. Skilled trades[3.4][3.4][3.6][4.0][3.5][4.2][3.0]
6. Caring, leisure and other services[3.1][3.4]*****
7. Sales and customer service*****[3.1][3.1]
8. Process, plant and machine operatives47.643.945.442.443.142.844.2
9. Elementary17.215.516.314.716.115.514.3
Other/Not stated*******
  Total94.993.794.690.288.889.590.7
IAccommodation and food service activities1. Managers, directors and senior officials17.122.919.219.218.018.718.0
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical[3.0]****[3.5][3.8]
4. Administrative and secreterial5.97.84.76.56.35.47.2
5. Skilled trades22.622.920.122.119.126.926.9
6. Caring, leisure and other services[3.8][3.5][3.6]4.8[3.7][4.2][4.6]
7. Sales and customer service5.85.9[4.0]6.07.16.85.8
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary62.764.355.254.960.565.463.3
Other/Not stated*******
  Total123.1131.1110.7117.6120.3133.8132.3
JInformation and communication1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.87.26.88.67.56.96.8
2. Professional25.426.828.526.929.632.330.3
3. Associate professional and technical17.018.215.420.620.019.622.2
4. Administrative and secreterial6.85.65.35.34.45.35.6
5. Skilled trades10.09.38.98.26.27.56.8
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service5.65.4[3.5]5.96.64.85.4
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary*******
Other/Not stated*******
  Total73.676.172.678.577.480.781.8
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activities1. Managers, directors and senior officials11.211.512.712.312.612.813.1
2. Professional14.114.013.117.319.120.018.3
3. Associate professional and technical21.620.921.025.023.220.124.0
4. Administrative and secreterial48.250.442.637.635.734.234.1
5. Skilled trades*******
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service5.75.26.75.66.36.27.3
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary[2.2]******
Other/Not stated*******
  Total104.6104.499.7101.099.797.8102.3
MProfessional, scientific and technical activities1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.55.65.36.37.29.38.4
2. Professional53.753.850.448.851.451.647.8
3. Associate professional and technical16.915.420.018.518.520.318.5
4. Administrative and secreterial14.514.512.810.610.514.815.1
5. Skilled trades8.36.77.58.410.312.011.3
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service**[2.7]****
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary*******
Other/Not stated*******
  Total104.5102.8103.698.0103.9115.7109.3
NAdministrative and support service activities1. Managers, directors and senior officials3.53.74.0[3.9]5.1[4.3]5.2
2. Professional*******
3. Associate professional and technical5.65.35.55.85.87.55.1
4. Administrative and secreterial13.611.810.89.69.810.010.7
5. Skilled trades7.75.67.36.47.27.06.4
6. Caring, leisure and other services4.7[3.5]5.2[4.7]*[3.3][3.3]
7. Sales and customer service5.05.15.0[3.3][2.9][4.1][4.3]
8. Process, plant and machine operatives[2.0]**[2.8]***
9. Elementary24.421.722.423.823.121.823.6
Other/Not stated*******
  Total68.261.564.962.559.562.562.1
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social security1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.55.64.2[3.4]5.34.45.5
2. Professional8.68.28.29.210.59.110.7
3. Associate professional and technical32.433.837.334.533.434.933.1
4. Administrative and secreterial49.147.945.841.435.738.639.7
5. Skilled trades[2.7]******
6. Caring, leisure and other services*******
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary4.54.44.15.2[4.0][3.7][2.7]
Other/Not stated*******
  Total106.0105.1104.599.595.296.497.8
PEducation1. Managers, directors and senior officials*****[3.1][3.6]
2. Professional95.895.697.694.197.895.197.6
3. Associate professional and technical9.49.610.29.48.911.59.9
4. Administrative and secreterial13.112.810.310.59.410.29.7
5. Skilled trades[2.3]*****[3.8]
6. Caring, leisure and other services20.619.519.420.820.719.020.5
7. Sales and customer service*******
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary6.25.55.45.85.16.76.0
Other/Not stated*******
  Total151.2148.1148.2146.6147.5150.3154.2
QHuman health and social work activities1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.65.75.47.26.78.66.5
2. Professional84.590.491.795.095.290.890.8
3. Associate professional and technical17.517.317.617.418.018.219.1
4. Administrative and secreterial18.722.121.924.025.125.123.1
5. Skilled trades4.66.04.45.95.95.64.8
6. Caring, leisure and other services78.477.976.774.876.776.086.3
7. Sales and customer service****[3.0]**
8. Process, plant and machine operatives[2.0]*[2.7]**[2.8]*
9. Elementary11.011.712.511.114.814.912.2
Other/Not stated*******
  Total223.8234.6235.1239.6247.5244.3246.5
R-UOther NACE activities 1. Managers, directors and senior officials5.85.67.47.47.08.08.8
2. Professional8.29.39.48.99.98.48.1
3. Associate professional and technical16.016.117.716.217.617.219.9
4. Administrative and secreterial12.311.712.411.911.410.110.6
5. Skilled trades6.66.28.67.27.47.66.0
6. Caring, leisure and other services34.732.331.631.330.931.431.7
7. Sales and customer service***[3.6][3.4]*[3.0]
8. Process, plant and machine operatives*******
9. Elementary10.99.09.18.88.57.78.6
Other/Not stated*****[4.6][5.0]
  Total97.693.599.498.599.898.6103.0
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*[2.5]*****
  Total5.98.16.9****
All persons1. Managers, directors and senior officials137.1142.5141.1147.1149.8154.8156.3
2. Professional327.8341.8339.5341.5354.3351.0345.2
3. Associate professional and technical208.5203.7210.3220.0213.9220.7226.1
4. Administrative and secreterial249.6243.2221.7207.9201.8208.8206.6
5. Skilled trades362.1296.9267.6261.0269.2296.2312.1
6. Caring, leisure and other services152.4146.4145.9145.1143.0142.9157.3
7. Sales and customer service161.9158.7158.7157.7162.0154.4162.4
8. Process, plant and machine operatives144.7130.6150.7145.9146.5140.9142.2
9. Elementary247.0222.1198.5192.5200.2211.1211.2
Other/Not stated5.36.17.86.24.87.510.3
   Total persons1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
AAgriculture, forestry and fishingSelf-employed (with paid employees)5.56.05.15.37.77.48.1
Self-employed (with no paid employees)72.057.154.555.061.873.171.9
Total self employed77.563.059.660.369.580.580.1
Employee18.512.618.216.020.023.823.1
Assisting relative6.04.85.44.36.76.34.7
   Total102.080.583.280.596.2110.5107.8
B-FTotal IndustrySelf-employed (with paid employees)38.625.518.421.019.217.720.9
Self-employed (with no paid employees)51.146.540.536.941.241.743.9
Total self employed89.772.059.058.060.459.464.8
Employee357.1302.9286.8279.4272.7278.0301.8
Assisting relative[2.3][2.2]*****
   Total449.1377.1346.9339.3334.3339.3368.2
B-EIndustrySelf-employed (with paid employees)12.08.57.110.48.67.46.7
Self-employed (with no paid employees)14.014.010.610.112.513.313.3
Total self employed26.122.517.820.621.120.720.0
Employee239.5222.8220.3214.5216.4215.4225.9
Assisting relative*******
   Total266.4246.5238.4236.0238.0237.0246.3
FConstructionSelf-employed (with paid employees)26.517.011.310.610.610.214.2
Self-employed (with no paid employees)37.132.529.926.828.728.430.6
Total self employed63.649.541.237.439.338.744.8
Employee117.680.266.664.956.362.575.9
Assisting relative*******
   Total182.8130.6108.5103.396.3102.3121.8
G-UTotal ServicesSelf-employed (with paid employees)65.369.068.365.161.362.260.4
Self-employed (with no paid employees)100.7104.2106.9107.5112.1116.2112.9
Total self employed166.0173.2175.2172.6173.4178.4173.3
Employee1,266.81,245.81,224.61,225.71,233.21,253.11,271.2
Assisting relative6.57.25.04.96.96.16.0
   Total1,439.31,426.21,404.81,403.31,413.51,437.71,450.5
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSelf-employed (with paid employees)19.520.519.919.217.217.117.7
Self-employed (with no paid employees)16.515.717.315.017.319.216.7
Total self employed36.036.137.234.234.536.234.4
Employee253.5237.2233.0235.9237.7230.7234.9
Assisting relative[2.3]******
   Total291.7275.3271.3271.3274.1268.2270.5
HTransportation and storage Self-employed (with paid employees)4.03.94.83.9[3.6][3.5][3.6]
Self-employed (with no paid employees)20.320.619.619.817.618.918.9
Total self employed24.324.524.423.721.222.422.5
Employee70.068.670.066.266.966.467.8
Assisting relative*******
   Total94.993.794.690.288.889.590.7
IAccommodation and food service activitiesSelf-employed (with paid employees)9.410.810.410.37.09.18.3
Self-employed (with no paid employees)3.25.0[3.8]4.05.04.8[5.0]
Total self employed12.615.814.114.412.014.013.2
Employee109.5113.995.7102.2107.6119.0118.3
Assisting relative*******
   Total123.1131.1110.7117.6120.3133.8132.3
JInformation and communicationSelf-employed (with paid employees)[2.1][2.2][2.7][3.6]*[2.9]*
Self-employed (with no paid employees)6.17.38.28.28.38.68.5
Total self employed8.29.510.911.810.911.510.2
Employee65.366.461.866.766.269.271.4
Assisting relative*******
   Total73.676.172.678.577.480.781.8
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activitiesSelf-employed (with paid employees)[3.0][2.6][3.2][2.9][3.2][2.7][3.2]
Self-employed (with no paid employees)3.83.95.15.64.6[4.1]5.6
Total self employed6.86.48.28.57.86.88.8
Employee97.597.691.592.491.890.893.2
Assisting relative*******
   Total104.6104.499.7101.099.797.8102.3
MProfessional, scientific and technical activitiesSelf-employed (with paid employees)11.712.211.78.610.110.810.4
Self-employed (with no paid employees)17.016.818.020.521.821.220.0
Total self employed28.729.029.729.031.832.130.4
Employee75.273.573.368.771.683.478.4
   Assisting relative*******
Total104.5102.8103.698.0103.9115.7109.3
NAdministrative and support service activitiesSelf-employed (with paid employees)[3.0][3.2][3.0][3.3][2.7]**
Self-employed (with no paid employees)5.75.05.15.86.26.1[4.3]
Total self employed8.78.28.29.18.98.76.3
Employee59.453.156.253.250.653.555.6
Assisting relative*******
   Total68.261.564.962.559.562.562.1
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social securitySelf-employed (with paid employees)*******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)*******
Total self employed*******
Employee105.1104.3103.898.893.895.596.6
Assisting relative*******
   Total106.0105.1104.599.595.296.497.8
PEducationSelf-employed (with paid employees)*******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)5.55.96.55.25.85.75.4
Total self employed7.07.78.16.58.48.28.0
Employee143.7140.3140.1140.0139.1141.8146.1
Assisting relative*******
   Total151.2148.1148.2146.6147.5150.3154.2
QHuman health and social work activitiesSelf-employed (with paid employees)4.45.15.06.26.14.94.8
Self-employed (with no paid employees)6.68.96.88.47.37.88.1
Total self employed11.013.911.814.613.412.712.9
Employee212.2219.9222.3223.8232.4230.3232.4
Assisting relative*******
   Total223.8234.6235.1239.6247.5244.3246.5
R-UOther NACE activities Self-employed (with paid employees)6.86.65.85.66.25.86.1
Self-employed (with no paid employees)15.014.716.114.617.019.219.4
Total self employed21.821.221.920.123.225.025.4
Employee75.570.976.977.875.672.676.7
Assisting relative*******
   Total97.693.599.498.599.898.6103.0
Not statedSelf-employed (with paid employees)*******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)*******
Total self employed*******
Employee5.67.86.2****
Assisting relative*******
   Total5.98.16.9****
All personsSelf-employed (with paid employees)109.5100.592.091.488.287.289.6
Self-employed (with no paid employees)224.0208.0202.3199.5215.3231.1229.2
Total self employed333.5308.5294.3290.9303.4318.4318.8
Employee1,648.01,569.21,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.6
Assisting relative14.814.211.711.214.914.312.2
   Total1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
a. Managers, directors and senior officialsSelf-employed (with paid employees)35.732.833.039.438.635.937.0
Self-employed (with no paid employees)14.615.416.216.623.424.722.5
Total self employed50.348.349.256.062.060.659.4
Employee86.193.891.590.887.293.696.3
Assisting relative*******
Total137.1142.5141.1147.1149.8154.8156.3
b. ProfessionalSelf-employed (with paid employees)15.316.816.314.714.814.614.0
Self-employed (with no paid employees)22.024.525.226.225.923.924.4
Total self employed37.241.341.540.840.738.538.4
Employee290.1300.2297.8300.2312.9312.1306.0
Assisting relative*******
Total327.8341.8339.5341.5354.3351.0345.2
c. Associate professional and technicalSelf-employed (with paid employees)5.16.56.45.34.64.74.9
Self-employed (with no paid employees)25.622.825.925.126.028.027.4
Total self employed30.729.332.230.530.632.832.2
Employee177.3174.0177.7189.5182.9187.4193.3
Assisting relative*******
Total208.5203.7210.3220.0213.9220.7226.1
d. Admin and secreterialSelf-employed (with paid employees)[1.9]*[2.2]****
Self-employed (with no paid employees)3.53.7[3.2][2.8]*[3.2]*
Total self employed5.45.65.44.6[3.1]4.9[3.9]
Employee241.3235.0214.2201.6196.4201.2200.9
Assisting relative[2.9][2.6]*****
Total249.6243.2221.7207.9201.8208.8206.6
e. Skilled tradesSelf-employed (with paid employees)36.327.220.720.219.620.223.3
Self-employed (with no paid employees)117.197.392.190.399.1109.8111.5
Total self employed153.4124.5112.8110.4118.7130.0134.8
Employee203.0168.3150.2146.5145.5162.5173.3
Assisting relative5.84.14.74.15.1[3.7][3.9]
Total362.1296.9267.6261.0269.2296.2312.1
f. Caring, leisure and other serviceSelf-employed (with paid employees)4.44.8[3.5]4.3[3.1][3.2][4.0]
Self-employed (with no paid employees)6.17.16.26.25.98.07.9
Total self employed10.511.99.710.59.011.311.9
Employee141.3133.0135.1133.4132.6130.3144.3
Assisting relative*******
Total152.4146.4145.9145.1143.0142.9157.3
g. Sales and customer serviceSelf-employed (with paid employees)[2.8][2.7][2.5]****
Self-employed (with no paid employees)5.05.54.2[3.6]5.14.6[3.8]
Total self employed7.88.26.74.96.56.2[4.6]
Employee153.0148.9151.5152.5154.9147.4157.3
Assisting relative*******
Total161.9158.7158.7157.7162.0154.4162.4
h. Process, plant and machine operativesSelf-employed (with paid employees)4.63.9[3.9][3.0][3.2][3.5]*
Self-employed (with no paid employees)23.623.922.623.622.422.823.5
Total self employed28.227.826.526.625.626.426.2
Employee116.1102.3123.8118.7120.3114.1115.2
Assisting relative*******
Total144.7130.6150.7145.9146.5140.9142.2
i. ElementarySelf-employed (with paid employees)3.3[3.7][3.2]****
Self-employed (with no paid employees)6.07.46.24.85.15.75.7
Total self employed9.211.19.36.06.67.16.9
Employee235.4208.3187.3184.1190.2200.3202.1
Assisting relative[2.4][2.7]*[2.5][3.3][3.7]*
Total247.0222.1198.5192.5200.2211.1211.2
j. Not statedSelf-employed (with paid employees)*******
Self-employed (with no paid employees)*******
Total self employed*******
Employee4.55.46.85.64.46.89.9
Assisting relative*******
Total5.36.17.86.24.87.510.3
All personsSelf-employed (with paid employees)109.5100.592.091.488.287.289.6
Self-employed (with no paid employees)224.0208.0202.3199.5215.3231.1229.2
Total self employed333.5308.5294.3290.9303.4318.4318.8
Employee1,648.01,569.21,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.6
Assisting relative14.814.211.711.214.914.312.2
   Total1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
AAgriculture, forestry and fishingFull-time87.469.771.967.279.792.193.1
 Part-time14.610.811.313.316.418.514.7
 Total 102.080.583.280.596.2110.5107.8
B-FTotal IndustryFull-time407.1332.9306.5298.6288.3293.5325.6
 Part-time42.044.240.440.746.145.742.6
 Total 449.1377.1346.9339.3334.3339.3368.2
B-EIndustryFull-time240.4221.0214.7214.2212.9213.8223.5
 Part-time25.925.523.721.925.123.222.8
 Total 266.4246.5238.4236.0238.0237.0246.3
FConstructionFull-time166.7111.991.884.575.479.7102.1
 Part-time16.118.816.718.821.022.519.8
 Total 182.8130.6108.5103.396.3102.3121.8
G-UTotal ServicesFull-time1,083.41,057.91,018.31,028.11,022.31,051.61,068.3
 Part-time355.9368.3386.5375.2391.2386.1382.2
 Total 1,439.31,426.21,404.81,403.31,413.51,437.71,450.5
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesFull-time199.7183.8173.8181.1177.8177.8180.5
 Part-time92.091.597.490.296.390.490.0
 Total 291.7275.3271.3271.3274.1268.2270.5
HTransportation and storage Full-time82.280.680.775.974.576.976.4
 Part-time12.713.213.914.314.312.514.3
 Total 94.993.794.690.288.889.590.7
IAccommodation and food service activitiesFull-time77.680.064.469.067.476.678.6
 Part-time45.651.146.348.652.957.153.7
 Total 123.1131.1110.7117.6120.3133.8132.3
JInformation and communicationFull-time67.268.166.271.870.774.975.4
 Part-time6.48.06.46.76.65.86.4
 Total 73.676.172.678.577.480.781.8
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activitiesFull-time90.992.187.588.587.186.089.8
 Part-time13.812.312.212.412.611.812.5
 Total 104.6104.499.7101.099.797.8102.3
MProfessional, scientific and technical activitiesFull-time90.187.586.781.887.498.393.7
 Part-time14.415.316.916.116.517.315.5
 Total 104.5102.8103.698.0103.9115.7109.3
NAdministrative and support service activitiesFull-time47.741.243.242.337.542.742.0
 Part-time20.520.321.720.222.019.820.0
 Total 68.261.564.962.559.562.562.1
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social securityFull-time93.794.492.787.485.986.386.4
 Part-time12.310.711.912.09.310.111.5
 Total 106.0105.1104.599.595.296.497.8
PEducationFull-time117.0116.1111.2110.3110.0112.3117.6
 Part-time34.232.037.136.437.538.036.7
 Total 151.2148.1148.2146.6147.5150.3154.2
QHuman health and social work activitiesFull-time152.5157.5151.8159.5165.1161.3165.1
 Part-time71.377.283.380.182.383.081.4
 Total 223.8234.6235.1239.6247.5244.3246.5
R-UOther NACE activities Full-time64.856.760.160.458.858.562.8
Part-time32.836.839.438.140.940.240.2
Total 97.693.599.498.599.898.6103.0
Not statedFull-time4.56.35.0****
 Part-time*******
 Total 5.98.16.9****
Total Full-time1,582.51,466.81,401.81,394.81,391.11,437.51,489.6
Part-time413.9425.1440.0430.2454.4450.7439.9
   Total 1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
1.Managers, directors and senior officialsFull-time129.0132.3129.2135.8137.0142.4144.1
Part-time8.210.212.011.412.712.412.2
Total137.1142.5141.1147.1149.8154.8156.3
2.ProfessionalFull-time284.0296.5291.5293.1303.2300.9294.9
Part-time43.845.347.948.451.050.150.3
Total327.8341.8339.5341.5354.3351.0345.2
3.Associate professional and technicalFull-time181.9173.4179.2192.4184.0188.8194.5
Part-time26.630.331.127.630.031.931.5
Total208.5203.7210.3220.0213.9220.7226.1
4.Administrative and secreterialFull-time182.5176.8154.0146.4146.3148.8148.0
Part-time67.166.467.661.655.559.958.6
Total249.6243.2221.7207.9201.8208.8206.6
5.Skilled tradesFull-time325.6258.7232.0223.1225.1251.8269.7
Part-time36.638.235.737.944.244.442.3
Total362.1296.9267.6261.0269.2296.2312.1
6.Caring, leisure and other servicesFull-time93.884.778.580.076.977.089.2
Part-time58.661.767.465.066.165.968.1
Total152.4146.4145.9145.1143.0142.9157.3
7.Sales and customer serviceFull-time85.582.879.079.577.780.789.1
Part-time76.475.979.878.284.373.773.3
Total161.9158.7158.7157.7162.0154.4162.4
8.Process, plant and machine operativesFull-time128.4113.3130.9123.9121.9119.3122.5
Part-time16.417.319.822.024.621.619.7
Total144.7130.6150.7145.9146.5140.9142.2
9.ElementaryFull-time167.7143.7121.6115.6115.0121.7128.7
Part-time79.378.576.976.985.289.482.5
Total247.0222.1198.5192.5200.2211.1211.2
Other/Not statedFull-time4.34.55.95.0[4.0]6.18.9
Part-time*******
Total5.36.17.86.24.87.510.3
Total Full-time1,582.51,466.81,401.81,394.81,391.11,437.51,489.6
Part-time413.9425.1440.0430.2454.4450.7439.9
   Total1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
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 Sector Q1 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
AAgriculture, forestry and fishing48.350.049.048.647.747.150.4
B-FTotal Industry38.737.738.138.238.238.338.7
B-EIndustry38.337.838.238.538.638.738.9
FConstruction39.337.537.937.537.137.038.5
G-UTotal Services33.733.733.333.633.834.234.2
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles32.932.932.633.233.033.633.3
HTransportation and storage 38.939.139.038.838.538.438.5
IAccommodation and food service activities31.632.130.831.631.131.631.9
JInformation and communication38.638.439.239.339.139.539.6
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activities36.937.637.337.737.937.938.0
MProfessional, scientific and technical activities38.438.138.338.138.738.338.6
NAdministrative and support service activities32.832.432.232.231.833.232.3
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social security36.236.336.335.937.037.737.3
PEducation28.428.927.828.528.829.729.7
QHuman health and social work activities31.831.731.231.732.132.432.8
R-UOther NACE activities 32.130.730.430.630.931.631.0
Not stated35.934.033.8****
Total      35.234.934.734.935.035.535.7
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
1.Managers, directors and senior officials41.841.941.942.741.942.342.6
2.Professional34.835.134.935.235.635.935.8
3.Associate professional and technical37.337.237.237.937.837.937.7
4.Administrative and secreterial32.932.832.032.132.933.233.0
5.Skilled trades40.940.140.440.440.340.941.8
6.Caring, leisure and other services29.628.928.228.428.929.129.8
7.Sales and customer service28.528.628.428.328.529.629.7
8.Process, plant and machine operatives38.938.638.538.037.838.038.4
9.Elementary32.431.830.630.530.430.630.9
Other/Not stated34.534.535.036.6[35.8]37.438.0
Total 35.234.934.734.935.035.535.7
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
Self-employed (with paid employees)45.546.446.747.144.745.848.1
Self-employed (with no paid employees)42.341.341.341.441.442.043.0
Total self employed43.443.243.343.442.543.244.6
Employee34.233.933.633.834.134.534.5
Assisting relative28.333.229.630.129.726.929.0
Total    35.234.934.734.935.035.535.7
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
Full-time39.539.539.639.739.940.240.3
Part-time18.918.618.618.819.119.319.3
Total    35.234.934.734.935.035.535.7
Table 12 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by detailed duration of employment
'000
Detailed duration of employmentQ1 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
Less than 3 months54.447.351.356.960.363.364.3
3-5 months75.158.672.863.274.075.380.3
6-11 months118.877.484.994.496.1107.4116.2
Total less than 1 year 248.3183.3209.1214.5230.4246.0260.8
12-17 months121.685.372.578.784.490.992.0
18-23 months93.877.646.049.952.959.254.9
24-47 months225.0224.9175.3148.5145.4136.0153.4
48 months and greater1,279.01,293.01,307.81,301.91,298.61,304.31,314.4
Total 1 year and over 1,719.31,680.81,601.71,578.91,581.31,590.41,614.7
Not stated28.827.831.131.633.851.854.1
Total 1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
Table 13 Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by detailed size of firm
'000
Detailed size of firm   Q1 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
      
1 to 4 persons274.7258.2245.3234.5232.1222.8225.2
5 to 10 persons278.9268.1244.7242.5230.8226.7222.9
Not sure but less than 11 persons******[2.8]
Total less than 11 persons554.0527.7490.6477.9464.9452.2450.9
11 to 19 persons193.8171.8170.9160.8144.2136.9144.9
20-49 persons263.7245.6233.8222.4241.9242.0237.9
Total 11 to 49 persons457.5417.4404.6383.2386.2378.9382.8
Total less than 50 persons1,011.6945.1895.3861.1851.1831.0833.7
50-99 persons174.2159.4157.7159.9146.7153.4155.3
100 to 249 persons::::168.5166.5164.0
Total 50 to 249 persons::::315.2319.9319.3
250 to 500 persons::::109.7114.2118.1
Total 100 to 500 persons290.5266.6264.8276.3278.2280.7282.1
500 persons or more190.4201.2201.0194.0190.5189.7191.1
Total 50 persons or more655.1627.2623.5630.2615.4623.8628.4
Not stated105.7111.5120.7134.2163.8202.3238.3
Not applicable - Self-employed person with no employees224.0208.0202.3199.5215.3231.1229.2
Total1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
: 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 employment Q1 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
Full-time 1,582.51,466.81,401.81,394.81,391.11,437.51,489.6
Part-time413.9425.1440.0430.2454.4450.7439.9
of which:Person is undergoing school education or training61.758.655.249.653.550.351.2
Of own illness or disability7.15.05.55.95.34.87.0
Looking after children or incapacitated adults70.866.959.755.462.469.974.0
Other personal or family reasons121.8103.7108.391.180.577.588.1
Person could not find a full-time job72.5110.4142.0157.4173.1174.9158.8
Of other reasons44.244.242.242.844.943.436.1
No answer35.836.427.027.934.630.024.7
Total    1,996.41,891.91,841.81,825.01,845.61,888.21,929.5
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
AAgriculture, forestry and fishingPermanent employees16.111.616.413.617.520.420.4
   Temporary employees[2.2]******
   Not stated*******
   Total employees18.512.618.216.020.023.823.1
B-FTotal IndustryPermanent employees337.4282.6265.5252.8245.5251.1271.5
   Temporary employees16.917.518.823.022.922.026.0
   Not stated[2.8][2.9]*[3.7][4.3]4.8[4.4]
   Total employees357.1302.9286.8279.4272.7278.0301.8
B-EIndustryPermanent employees230.1211.8207.3198.4199.3197.7207.8
   Temporary employees8.59.711.514.315.415.816.9
   Not stated*******
   Total employees239.5222.8220.3214.5216.4215.4225.9
FConstructionPermanent employees107.370.858.254.446.253.463.7
   Temporary employees8.47.87.48.77.56.39.1
   Not stated****[2.7][2.9][3.1]
   Total employees117.680.266.664.956.362.575.9
G-UTotal ServicesPermanent employees1,143.51,116.51,085.11,082.61,100.51,120.11,151.3
   Temporary employees115.5120.3129.2131.9119.7117.7105.7
   Not stated7.89.110.311.312.915.414.2
   Total employees1,266.81,245.81,224.61,225.71,233.21,253.11,271.2
GWholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesPermanent employees228.5213.3205.3209.5213.0208.8211.1
 Temporary employees23.623.126.325.123.119.922.3
   Not stated*******
   Total employees253.5237.2233.0235.9237.7230.7234.9
HTransportation and storage Permanent employees66.364.964.960.862.162.163.5
   Temporary employees3.4[3.7]5.05.1[3.8][4.0][4.2]
   Not stated*******
   Total employees70.068.670.066.266.966.467.8
IAccommodation and food service activitiesPermanent employees94.396.680.883.792.1100.3102.4
   Temporary employees14.416.314.217.214.918.015.2
   Not stated*******
   Total employees109.5113.995.7102.2107.6119.0118.3
JInformation and communicationPermanent employees62.662.958.962.060.364.367.7
   Temporary employees[2.4][2.9][2.8][4.2]5.74.6[3.3]
   Not stated*******
   Total employees65.366.461.866.766.269.271.4
K-LFinancial, insurance and real estate activitiesPermanent employees94.494.487.889.287.284.888.2
   Temporary employees[3.1][3.0][3.5][2.9][4.4]5.5[4.4]
   Not stated*******
   Total employees97.597.691.592.491.890.893.2
MProfessional, scientific and technical activitiesPermanent employees69.567.367.062.063.776.472.8
   Temporary employees5.55.76.16.17.56.14.7
   Not stated*******
   Total employees75.273.573.368.771.683.478.4
NAdministrative and support service activitiesPermanent employees53.145.948.546.044.646.950.4
   Temporary employees5.56.06.56.24.75.6[4.6]
   Not stated*******
   Total employees59.453.156.253.250.653.555.6
OPublic administration and defence; compulsory social securityPermanent employees101.1100.8100.296.191.492.292.9
 Temporary employees3.8[3.1][3.6][2.7]*[2.7][3.0]
   Not stated*******
   Total employees105.1104.3103.898.893.895.596.6
PEducationPermanent employees119.5116.7112.5116.2116.4118.3128.4
   Temporary employees23.423.025.522.821.321.516.0
Not stated*******
Total employees143.7140.3140.1140.0139.1141.8146.1
QHuman health and social work activitiesPermanent employees190.1195.7197.9196.7207.9206.0211.9
Temporary employees20.221.921.924.020.719.916.8
Not stated*[2.3][2.5][3.2][3.7]4.4[3.8]
Total employees212.2219.9222.3223.8232.4230.3232.4
R-UOther NACE activities Permanent employees64.158.061.360.561.859.962.0
Temporary employees10.211.713.915.511.79.811.4
Not stated*****[2.9][3.3]
Total employees75.570.976.977.875.672.676.7
Not statedPermanent employees4.25.04.5****
Temporary employees*******
Not stated*******
Total employees5.67.86.2****
Total Permanent employees1,501.21,415.71,371.51,350.11,364.51,391.91,445.1
Temporary employees135.5139.6150.7157.1145.1142.5134.7
Not stated11.313.913.715.817.721.118.7
   Total employees1,648.01,569.21,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.6
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
1.Managers, directors and senior officialsPermanent employees84.392.289.488.084.690.894.0
    Temporary employees*******
    Not stated*******
    Total employees86.193.891.590.887.293.696.3
2.ProfessionalPermanent employees261.0271.1265.9268.5280.4282.0282.8
    Temporary employees28.928.431.530.632.029.122.1
    Not stated*******
    Total employees290.1300.2297.8300.2312.9312.1306.0
3.Associate professional and technicalPermanent employees167.7160.7164.4176.1169.8175.4182.6
    Temporary employees8.011.911.812.111.410.09.2
    Not stated*******
    Total employees177.3174.0177.7189.5182.9187.4193.3
4.Administrative and secreterialPermanent employees225.2220.9197.9185.3181.1185.0185.9
    Temporary employees15.012.514.214.613.713.512.9
    Not stated*****[2.7]*
    Total employees241.3235.0214.2201.6196.4201.2200.9
5.Skilled tradesPermanent employees189.5156.1137.8132.8130.9145.8155.7
    Temporary employees10.910.610.911.711.213.114.6
    Not stated[2.6]***[3.4][3.5][3.0]
    Total employees203.0168.3150.2146.5145.5162.5173.3
6.Caring, leisure and other servicesPermanent employees124.3113.5112.8110.4112.6111.5125.8
    Temporary employees15.617.819.620.816.514.914.6
    Not stated**[2.7]*[3.5][3.9][3.8]
    Total employees141.3133.0135.1133.4132.6130.3144.3
7.Sales and customer servicePermanent employees132.1127.7126.5128.9132.6127.4137.5
    Temporary employees20.120.624.122.321.018.718.9
    Not stated*******
    Total employees153.0148.9151.5152.5154.9147.4157.3
8.Process, plant and machine operativesPermanent employees110.996.4114.0106.8107.8101.9104.0
    Temporary employees4.95.18.010.810.210.410.2
    Not stated*******
    Total employees116.1102.3123.8118.7120.3114.1115.2
9.ElementaryPermanent employees202.7174.0157.3149.5160.8167.4169.3
    Temporary employees30.030.427.830.826.729.629.4
    Not stated[2.6][3.9]*[3.9][2.7][3.4][3.4]
   Total employees235.4208.3187.3184.1190.2200.3202.1
 Other/Not statedPermanent employees3.4[3.1]5.4[3.9][3.9]4.87.5
    Temporary employees*******
    Not stated*******
   Total employees4.55.46.85.64.46.89.9
Total Permanent employees1,501.21,415.71,371.51,350.11,364.51,391.91,445.1
    Temporary employees135.5139.6150.7157.1145.1142.5134.7
    Not stated11.313.913.715.817.721.118.7
    Total employees1,648.01,569.21,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.6
Table 17 Employees aged 15 years and over in temporary employment (ILO) classified by type of temporary employment      
'000
Type of temporary employment  Q1 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
       
Casual work37.838.436.942.748.851.050.5
Seasonal work[2.6][3.7]4.85.08.58.18.6
Lasted only until a particular task/tasks are completed7.88.912.411.316.919.021.7
Lasted only for a specific duration28.028.927.528.764.562.452.8
Not stated/No data available59.259.769.069.46.4**
Total    135.5139.6150.7157.1145.1142.5134.7
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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
It is a contract covering a period of training4.85.3[2.9]5.217.416.916.9
Person could not find a permanent job28.437.642.450.177.275.271.9
Person did not want a permanent job19.418.517.915.218.118.620.2
It is a contract for a probationary period::::[3.8]5.3[4.7]
Not stated82.978.187.686.728.626.621.1
Total135.5139.6150.7157.1145.1142.5134.7
: 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 09Q1 10Q1 11Q1 12Q1 13Q1 14Q1 15
Person is a supervisor424.8408.8391.7405.7401.5404.7423.4
Person is not a supervisor1,214.51,150.01,133.31,106.41,111.31,130.71,158.3
Not stated8.710.310.910.814.420.116.8
Total1,648.01,569.21,535.91,523.01,527.31,555.51,598.6

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 laptop 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 2015, the most recent quarter for which data is included in this release, was 18,054.

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.

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 Table 2a 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://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://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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