2017 general election voter turnout in Great Britain, by employment status

This statistic shows the party voted for by British adults in Great Britain during general elections in June of 2017, broken down by employment status. Of the respondents who were in full time employment, 45 percent reported they had voted for the Labour Party, with a further 39 percent having voted for the Conservative Party. In contrast, 63 percent of respondents who were in retirement reported having voted for the Conservative Party. By comparison, 28 percent of respondents who were unemployed had voted for the Conservative Party, with the greatest share having voted for the Labour Party at 54 percent of respondents.

Voter turnout of adults in Great Britain during the 2017 UK general election in 2017, by employment status

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Release date

June 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 9 to June 13, 2017

Number of respondents

48,911 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

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Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which party did you vote for?"

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