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.