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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Indicator 8.3.1: Proportion of informal employment in non‐agriculture employment, by sex

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Unpaid Family Workers as a proportion of all employees - United Kingdom

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Indicator available

LFS - Unpaid Family workers

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage of all employees

Definitions

Unpaid family workers are those who work in a family business who do not receive a formal wage or salary but benefit from the profits of that business. This does not include unpaid family carers – they are not included in the employment statistics at all.

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This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

8.3.1 Proportion of informal employment in non‑agriculture employment, by sex

Target name

8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

International Labour Organization (ILO)

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Source 1

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Monthly

Earliest available data

2004

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Regional Labour Market Statistics in the UK - December 2019 opens in a new window
Release date

17/12/2019

Next release

21/01/2020

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

labour.market@ons.gov.uk

Other information

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Monthly

Earliest available data

1992

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Labour Force Survey - Unpaid Family Workers - UK opens in a new window
Release date

17/12/2019

Next release

21/01/2020

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

labour.market@ons.gov.uk

Other information

Source 3

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Monthly

Earliest available data

1971

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source LFS - In Employment - UK - All - Aged 16-64 - Thousands - SA opens in a new window
Release date

17/12/2019

Next release

21/01/2020

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

labour.market@ons.gov.uk

Other information