Working and workless households, 2015: statistical bulletin

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Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
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6 October 2015
Employment, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This bulletin provides statistics on the economic status of households in the UK and the people living in them. These statistics are from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), covering the period April to June 2015, and only include households where at least 1 person is aged 16 to 64 years old. Out of the 20.7 million households (where at least 1 member is aged 16 to 64), in April to June 2015, in the UK, 11.6 million (55.9%) were classed as working, a further 5.9 million (28.3%) were classed as mixed and 3.3 million (15.8%) were classed as workless. The broad picture since 1996 is one of an overall increase in the share of working households and a declining share of workless households. There has also been an overall decline in the share of children aged 0 to 15 years old living in workless households since 1996

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