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Working and Workless Households, 2011 - Animated Video Podcast (YouTube) This product is designated as National Statistics

Released: 01 September 2011 Download PDF

Content of video podcast:

A short video podcast explaining the key findings from the Statistical Bulletin using audio commentary and graphical animations is available on the ONS YouTube channel.

  1. It looks at the number and percentage of households in the UK including at least one member aged 16 to 64 where every adult is working, not working or a mixture of both.

  2. It also shows the differences between different types of households, such as those with dependent children and those without, making comparisons of lone-parent and couple households.

  3. Next it shows how the percentage of workless households varies depending on the ownership of the household, for example those owned outright or being bought with a mortgage, or those being rented, either privately or with a council/housing association.

  4. Finally it shows how the number of households in the UK where no adult member has ever had a paid job has changed over the past 15 years.

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    These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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