A person was employed if they were part of the working-age population (15 years and over) and if, during the week ended 4 March 2018, they:

  • worked for one hour or more for pay or profit in the context of an employee/employer relationship or self-employment, or
  • worked without pay for one hour or more in work that contributed directly to the operation of a farm, business, or professional practice owned or operated by a relative, or
  • had a job but were not at work due to:
  • their illness or injury
  • personal or family responsibilities
  • bad weather or mechanical breakdown
  • direct involvement in an industrial dispute
  • being on leave or holiday.

Full-time employment means usually working 30 or more hours per week.

Part-time employment means usually working fewer than 30 hours per week.