Percentage of workless households in the United Kingdom (UK) where all members have never worked from 2004 to 2017*

Share of households where all members have never worked 2004-2017 This statistic shows worklessness in the United Kingdom (UK) by displaying the amount of workless households in the UK where all members have never worked, as a percentage of all households from October-December 2004 to October-December 2017. To see the rate of workless households generally, from 2000 to 2017, click here.
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Households never workedExcluding student households
20041.5%1.2%
20051.5%1.3%
20061.5%1.3%
20071.7%1.4%
20081.6%1.3%
20091.6%1.3%
20101.7%1.3%
20111.9%1.4%
20121.5%1.2%
20131.5%1.1%
20141.6%1.2%
20151.5%1.2%
20161.5%1.2%
20171.6%1.2%
Households never workedExcluding student households
20041.5%1.2%
20051.5%1.3%
20061.5%1.3%
20071.7%1.4%
20081.6%1.3%
20091.6%1.3%
20101.7%1.3%
20111.9%1.4%
20121.5%1.2%
20131.5%1.1%
20141.6%1.2%
20151.5%1.2%
20161.5%1.2%
20171.6%1.2%
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This statistic shows worklessness in the United Kingdom (UK) by displaying the amount of workless households in the UK where all members have never worked, as a percentage of all households from October-December 2004 to October-December 2017. To see the rate of workless households generally, from 2000 to 2017, click here.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
October-December 2004 to October-December 2017
Age group
16 years and older
Supplementary notes
* A workless household is a household that includes at least one person aged 16 to 64 where no-one aged 16 or over is in employment.
A household is defined as having never worked if all members aged 16 years or more are currently not in employment and state that they have never had paid work (apart from casual or holiday work, or the job that they are waiting to begin).

Figures taken from October-December for each year.

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