1288.0 - Standards for Labour Force Statistics, 1996  
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19. It must first be established that the person is 'Employed' (see Labour Force Status - Collection Methods). 'Hours worked' is then determined by asking, as appropriate, the questions 'Hours actually worked last week' and 'Hours usually worked each week'.

Household based surveys

20 . Hours worked is determined for all employed persons. Labour force status must first be established, as defined in Labour Force Status - Collection Methods. Questions relevant to measuring hours worked are:

  • The maximum set
    Question 38 (hours actually worked last week in main job, for multiple job holders); Question 39 (hours actually worked last week, (in all jobs)); Question 40 or Question 42 or Question 59, as appropriate, (hours usually worked each week (in all jobs)).
  • The minimum set
    Hours Actually Worked Last Week is not collected in the shortened version.

    Hours Usually Worked Each Week is collected in Question 12 (see The Labour Force Framework - Collection Methods, for all questions in the minimum set).

Self enumerated surveys

21. Hours worked last week (in all jobs) is collected in Question 3 from the full self enumerated module (see The Labour Force Framework - Collection Methods for all questions in the self-enumerated module). There is no question in the self enumerated module for hours usually worked each week.


22. The standard input categories for 'Hours Worked' are complete hours.

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