|Value||% over total|
|Eurozone||24,610 (e)||10.1 (e)|
|European Union||34,423 (e)||9.3 (e)|
|Units: Thousands of persons.|
|Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.|
|(e) Estimated value.|
Date published: June 21, 2018. Revised series on December 5, 2018.
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.