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Working and workless households, 2014: statistical bulletin
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- 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
- Material type
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.