These data were obtained from the 2001 Census, Key Statistics. The table provides information, in numbers and percentages on the Economic activity.
Economic Activity relate to whether or not a person was working or looking for work in the week before Census. The concept of Economic Activity is compatible with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) definition of economic status. All people who were working in the week before the Census are described as economically active. In addition, the category includes people who were not working but were looking for work and were available to start work within 2 weeks. Full-time students who are economically active are included but are identified separately in the classification.
A person who is looking for work but is not available to start work within 2 weeks is counted as Economically Inactive. Specific categories of Economic Inactivity are: Retired, Student (excludes those students who were working or in some other way were economically active), Looking after family/ home, Permanently sick/ disabled and Other. A person is defined as being long-term unemployed at Census if the year they last worked was 1999 or earlier.
Further information can be found in this link: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CCI/nscl.asp?ID=6573
Identification Number: JD92Cb
Authoring Entity: Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
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Date of Production: 2004-08-05