Census 2021 outputs: content design and release phase proposals

Closes 5 Oct 2021

6b: Economic activity and employment

The coronavirus pandemic will have impacted many aspects of employment. For example, this could include an increase in people who were temporarily away from work because they were furloughed or self-isolating. This could also include a likely increase in respondents who were not in paid employment. There will also be a change in characteristics of those looking for work. This includes those made redundant during the pandemic who were looking for work. It also includes those who were self-isolating or extremely clinically vulnerable and not able to start a job outside of the home.

In addition, people might be working different hours because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Alternatively, the nature of their jobs and industries may have changed either temporarily or permanently, such as retail and hospitality switching to home delivery. 

The information you provide will be used to steer the program of work we are developing to supplement census data.  A strong understanding of user needs will allow us to maximise the use of census data to support decision making and service planning.  Please provide as much detail as possible to explain your data needs and how the current period of rapid social and economic change impacts your plans. 

Do you anticipate needing any additional data on economic activity and employment to supplement Census 2021 data?

We may be able to provide different data to what we intended to capture through Census 2021

Are there any existing data sources that may meet your needs for economic activity and employment data, either separately or in combination?
Please rank the following factors in order of importance in relation to your needs for analysis of economic activity and employment.

‘1’ is most important, and ‘4’ is least important. If a factor is not important at all, please respond ‘Not important’

Is there any new analysis of economic activity and employment you are planning to use census data for due to the current period of social and economic change?

This may, for example, relate to the coronavirus pandemic, Brexit, or the levelling-up initiative.