Working and workless households, 2014: statistical bulletin

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Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
29 October 2014
Statistical bulletin
Employment, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This statistical bulletin provides information about households and the adults and children living in them, by household economic activity status. Key points include: In April to June 2014:

  • The percentage of households where no adults work was 15.9%, down 1.4 percentage points from a year earlier and the largest fall since comparable records began.
  • The percentage of households where all adults work was 55.3%, up 1.5 percentage points from a year earlier.
  • Of the regions in England and countries of the UK, the North East had the highest percentage of workless households at 21.2%, while the South East had the lowest at 12.3%.
  • The percentage of households in which no adult has ever worked was 1.5%, the same as a year earlier.
  • There were around 1.5 million children living in workless households, down 132,000 from a year earlier.

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