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Active population and activity rate. By sex and age group

Active population and activity rate. By sex and age group Catalonia. 2018
Activity rate (%) Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 61.3 3,798.6 0.4
From 16 to 64 years 78.0 3,763.7 0.3
From 16 to 24 years 44.0 292.5 5.1
From 25 to 34 years 88.7 760.8 0.6
From 35 to 44 years 90.6 1,103.3 -3.4
From 45 to 54 years 88.2 1,024.6 2.1
From 55 years and more 26.9 617.4 2.6
Men 66.6 2,001.0 0.8
From 16 to 64 years 82.4 1,979.0 0.7
From 16 to 24 years 45.9 156.9 5.9
From 25 to 34 years 91.4 385.6 0.2
From 35 to 44 years 94.9 578.2 -3.1
From 45 to 54 years 92.6 541.2 2.8
From 55 years and more 32.4 339.0 3.1
Women 56.3 1,797.7 0.0
From 16 to 64 years 73.8 1,784.7 -0.1
From 16 to 24 years 42.0 135.6 4.1
From 25 to 34 years 86.1 375.2 1.0
From 35 to 44 years 86.3 525.1 -3.7
From 45 to 54 years 83.8 483.4 1.3
From 55 years and more 22.3 278.4 2.1
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Active Population Survey.
Active population and activity rate. By sex and age group Spain. 2018
Activity rate (%) Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 58.6 22,806.8 0.3
From 16 to 64 years 74.9 22,606.5 0.2
From 16 to 24 years 36.9 1,506.7 0.5
From 25 to 34 years 86.5 4,593.3 -1.6
From 35 to 44 years 89.6 6,675.2 -1.9
From 45 to 54 years 84.3 6,219.0 1.8
From 55 years and more 26.0 3,812.6 4.2
Men 64.6 12,206.5 0.3
From 16 to 64 years 80.1 12,088.8 0.2
From 16 to 24 years 39.3 819.3 1.5
From 25 to 34 years 90.1 2,385.7 -1.2
From 35 to 44 years 94.4 3,534.6 -2.0
From 45 to 54 years 90.7 3,352.4 1.5
From 55 years and more 31.4 2,114.5 3.6
Women 53.1 10,600.3 0.3
From 16 to 64 years 69.7 10,517.8 0.2
From 16 to 24 years 34.5 687.4 -0.6
From 25 to 34 years 83.0 2,207.6 -2.1
From 35 to 44 years 84.8 3,140.6 -1.8
From 45 to 54 years 77.9 2,866.6 2.1
From 55 years and more 21.4 1,698.0 5.0
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: INE. Active Population Survey.

Date published: February 12, 2019.

Quarterly data Statistics EPA

Methodological note

The Active Population Survey (APS) is the main source for finding out about the labour market. It is sample research carried out by the INE using the methodology of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Statistical Office of the European Commission (Eurostat). The survey is taken every quarter and its main purpose is to investigate the relationship with people's economic activity.

The active population is made up of the employed and unemployed persons. It is people aged 16 or over who are working or are available to work.

The activity rate is calculated by dividing the active population by the population aged 16 or over.

The data for the 2002–2013 period was revised in May 2014 since the new reference population figures from the Population and Housing Census 2011 and the introduction of new criteria in the calibration of the expansion factors have made it necessary to recalculate the Active Population Survey series for the period in question.

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