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Summary

  • Full-time employment levels have increased by ten percentage points to 56% since wave 4 (the first wave since covid restrictions were fully lifted)
  • Part-time employment, conversely, continues to decrease steadily
  • Those describing themselves as retired has dropped slightly suggesting some may have returned to the labour market

What is your current employment status?

Weighted base: Wave five: 2,049 | Wave four: 1,760 | Wave three: 775


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The percentage of residents employed full-time was 56% in wave 5, 46% in wave 4 and 43% in wave 3
The percentage of residents was 11% in wave 5, 13% in wave 4 and 17% in wave 3
The percentage of residents was 3% in wave 5, 5% in wave 4 and 4% in wave 3
The percentage of residents was 2% in wave 5, 3% in wave 4 and 2% in wave 3
The percentage of residents was 1% in wave 5, 5% in wave 4 and 7% in wave 3
The percentage of residents was 3% in wave 5, 4% in wave 4 and 3% in wave 3
The percentage of residents was 2% in wave 5, 2% in wave 4 and 2% in wave 3
The percentage of residents was 19% in wave 5, 21% in wave 4 and 21% in wave 3
The percentage of residents was 3% in wave 5, 2% in wave 4 and 1% in wave 3

 

 

Sex

Females are far more likely than males to be employed part-time (16%) or be looking after the home or family dependants (4%)

Disability

Residents without a disability are more likely to be employed full-time (62%) whilst more of those with a disability are unable to work (15%)

Household income

Those with the highest incomes are much more likely to be working full time (80%). Those on the lowest incomes have the smallest proportion working full time (14%) and are the most likely to be unable to work (12%), unemployed (8%), looking after the home (5%) or retired (36%)

Ethnic group

Residents from an ethnic minority are more likely to be working, with very few in retirement (1%). They are also more likely to be unemployed than those from a white ethnic group (6%)