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Four in 10 people aged between 16 and 74 in the UK are in full time employment. Just over another one in 10 work part-time, while 8% are self-employed.

The total number of unemployed people at the time of the census was 3.43%, while 2.6% were full-time students, and 13.6% were retired.

THE KEY FACTS
40% in full-time work
Rise in office work
Women suffer from low-pay
Wide variations in top occupations

Of those who do work, the largest proportion are managers and senior officials - almost 15%.

Just over 13% of workers are in administrative and secretarial occupations, while a similar number fall into the "associate professional and technical" category, which includes jobs such as engineering technicians, nurses and artists.

Skilled tradesmen and women account for almost 12% of workers, while just over 11% described themselves as professionals.

People with "elementary occupations", for example mail sorters, hotel porters and traffic wardens, make up almost 12% of the workforce.

What jobs do we do?
Top employment sectors by nation
UK wide Management 14.74%
England Management 15.11%
Scotland Technician 13.98%
Wales Skilled trade 13.44%
N Ireland Skilled trade 15.57%

Source: Census 2001

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