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People living in households with very low work intensity

People living in households with very low work intensity Value
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2019 473 3,775 22,419 (e) 26,998 (e)
2018 324 3,701 22,883 28,115 (e)
2017 490 4,446 24,920 30,430 (e)
2016 406 5,188 27,370 33,610 (e)
2015 497 5,426 27,491 34,045 (e)
2014 679 6,036 29,162 36,197 (e)
2013 621 5,604 27,658 34,813 (e)
2012 667 5,137 26,602 33,621 (e)
2011 676 4,810 27,295 34,224 (e)
2010 586 3,897 26,011 32,777 (e)
2009 391 2,730 22,687 ..
2008 329 2,349 23,151 ..
2007 328 2,389 24,164 ..
2006 270 2,201 25,617 ..
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: July 21, 2020. Revised series on November 4, 2020.

Methodological note

The intensity of housework is calculated by dividing the total amount of months worked by the working-age members of the household, by the sum total of the months in which these members can work during the year preceding the survey. Working-age people are defined as individuals aged 18–59; excluded people aged 18–24 who are students. The work intensity is measured in values ranging from 0 to 1.

People living in households with very low work intensity are those aged 0–59 living in households where the adults (aged 18–59) work less than 20% of their total work potential during the past year.

From 2016, as the result of an agreement signed with the INE to improve this statistic, Idescat carries out its own field work to extend the Survey with information from ore than 1,700 households; this means that the sample now includes more than 3,000 households and 7,300 individuals. The main objective of this extension is to improve the statistical validity of the results.