Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Main reason for not working the full year

Release date: November 17, 2021

Definition

Main reason for not working the full year refers to the primary reason a person has worked less than 49 weeks during the reference year.

Statistical unit(s)

Classification(s)

Reported in

2021 (25% sample).

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over, in private households, who worked for pay or in self-employment for less than 49 weeks during the reference year.

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question 54b)

Responses

Illness or disability of this person; Pregnancy, or maternity or parental leave; Student at school, college or university, or attending training; Cared for own child(ren) or relative(s); Unable to find work that lasted the whole year; Retirement; Personal choice; Seasonal work; Other reason—specify: (write-in entry)

Remarks

The reference year is 2020.

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