National Household Survey (NHS)

Work activity during the reference year of person, category

Work activity during the reference year refers to whether or not the person worked during the reference year. For those who did work, this refers to the number of weeks in which the person worked for pay or in self-employment during the reference year at all jobs held, even if only for a few hours, and whether these weeks were mostly full time (30 hours or more per week) or mostly part time (less than 30 hours per week).

In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Work activity during the reference year' is referred to as 'Work activity in 2010', 'Weeks worked in 2010' and 'Full-time or part-time weeks worked in 2010'.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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