Activity last week

Mnemonic reference (code): ACTLW

Type: Derived variable

Definition: This is an indicator of a person’s employment status in the week before census - whether it be employed, unemployed (i.e. available to start a job and seeking a job or available to start a job and actually waiting to start a job already obtained), or their status if not employed and not seeking employment.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Code

Name

01

Working

02

Unemployed

03

Economically Inactive - Student

04

Economically Inactive - Retired

05

Economically Inactive - Long-term sick or disabled

06

Economically Inactive - Looking after home/family

07

Economically Inactive - Other

XX

No code required

Total number of categories: 8

Not applicable category (XX) comprises:  Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time and all those under the age of 16.

Source variables ACTLW is derived from:

AGE (Derived variable)

AVAILWORK (Primary variable)

EMPLYGRP (Derived variable)

LOOKWORK (Primary variable)

OTHACT (Primary variable)

STUDENT (Primary variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

WAITWORK (Primary variable)

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.