Mnemonic reference (code): EMPSTAT
Type: Primary variable
Definition: Indicates whether a person is an employee, self-employed without employees or self-employed with employees.
|2||Self-employed or freelance without employees|
|3||Self-employed with employees|
|X||No code required|
Total number of categories: 4
Not applicable category (X) comprises: All schoolchildren and students living away from home during term-time, all those aged under 16 and all those aged 16 and over who are not in employment.
England & Wales (2011) and Scotland (2001) comparisons:
Aside from a change in wording and the order of the tick boxes, the question remains similar and should be comparable to the 2011 question.
England & Wales 2011
England & Wales have exactly the same question in their 2011 questionnaire as Scotland and will therefore be directly comparable.
To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.