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Workless households for regions across the UK, 2013
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
- Office for National Statistics
- Date of publication
- 6 November 2014
- Statistical bulletin
- Employment, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
- Social welfare
- Material type
This release gives information about households and the adults and children living in them, by their economic activity status. Regional differences across the UK are provided. Key points include:
- Nottingham was the top workless area for the first time since comparable records began with 30.1% of households being workless. Glasgow City (29.8%) and Liverpool (27.2%) were in the top five workless areas for the tenth consecutive year.
- The highest percentage of workless households in Wales was in the Central Valleys where 23.8% of households were workless, while in Northern Ireland, 20.3% of households were workless.
- The lowest percentage of workless households in the UK was concentrated in South East England, with the lowest in West Sussex at 9.0%.
- Excluding student households, Glasgow City was the highest workless area with 28.6% of workless households, followed by East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire Mainland (28.5%) and then Nottingham at 27.3%.
- Sickness, both long-term and temporary, was the main reason given for not working by people aged 16-64 years living in workless households across all the regions of England and countries of the UK.