Year: 2006
Module: Background
Variable: ECACTS2
- ECACTS12

If living partner

Which of these descriptions applies to what your (wife/husband/partner) was doing last week, that is the seven days ending last Sunday?

In previous years, respondents were only able to identify one activity. However, in 2006, respondents were asked to tick all boxes that applied to them, and so could identify more than one activity.

The following tables show the percentage of respondents identifying each activity.

 

%

Working Full-time 46
Working Part-time 15
Not working (seeking work) 3
On a Government Training Scheme <1
Retired 20
In full-time education <1
Looking after the home 13
Permanently sick or disabled 5
Not working (and not seeking work) 2
Caring for elderly or disabled person full-time 1
Other (specify) 0

 

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Results for men and women

%

  Male Female
Working full-time 28 68
Working part-time 26 5
Not working (seeking work) 1 4
On a Government Training Scheme <1 <1
Retired 18 21
In full-time education <1 0
Looking after the home 27 2
Permanently sick or disabled 3 7
Not working (and not seeking work) 3 2
Caring for elderly or disabled person full-time 1 1
Other (specify) 0 0

  

 

Results for people of different ages

%

  18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Working full-time * 72 67 59 25 7
Working part-time * 12 19 16 19 8
Not working (seeking work) * 6 2 3 1 0
On a Government Training Scheme * 0 0 0 1 0
Retired * 0 1 2 29 66
In full-time education * 0 0 0 0 1
Looking after the home * 12 8 14 16 17
Permanently sick or disabled * 0 3 8 4 9
Not working (and not seeking work) * 1 2 3 4 2
Caring for elderly or disabled person full-time * 0 0 3 2 1
Other (specify) * 0 0 0 0 0
* indicates that the number of people in this category is
too small to allow percentages to be calculated.

 

  

Results for people of different religions

%

  Catholic Protestant No religion
Working full-time 43 45 59
Working part-time 11 17 15
Not working (seeking work) 3 2 4
On a Government Training Scheme 0 <1 1
Retired 23 20 11
In full-time education 0 <1 0
Looking after the home 13 14 9
Permanently sick or disabled 7 4 3
Not working (and not seeking work) 2 2 1
Caring for elderly or disabled person full-time 1 1 1
Other (specify) 0 0 0

 

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