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Collection and dissemination of data through the Demographic Yearbook system

The United Nations Statistics Division collects data on economic activity through the Demographic Yearbook Population Census Questionnaire on Economic Characteristics (47 KB).

 

Eight tables relevant to economic activity are collected through this questionnaire:
     
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Table 1.
Population __ years of age or over by activity status, sex and urban/rural residence
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Table 2.
Population __ years of age or over not economically active by functional category, sex and urban/rural residence
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Table 3.
Economically active population aged __ or over by industry, age, sex and urban/rural residence
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Table 4.
Economically active population aged __ or over by occupation, age, sex and urban/rural residence
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Table 4.1
Economically active foreign-born population aged __ or over by occupation, age, sex and urban/rural residence
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Table 5.
Economically active population aged __ or over by status in employment, age, sex and urban/rural residence
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Table 6.
Economically active population aged __ or over by status in employment, industry, sex and urban/rural
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Table 7.
Economically active population aged __ or over by status in employment, occupation, sex and urban/rural residence
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Table 8.
Population aged __or over by activity status, age, sex and marital status
     

These tables are disseminated through the Demographic Yearbook. Seven issues of the Demographic Yearbook covering the special topic of censuses have included statistics on economic activity. These were published in the 1994, 1988, 1984, 1979, 1973, 1972 and 1964 issues. Print copies of the Demographic Yearbook can be purchased through the UN Publications Order Form. 

The most recent technical reports review the collection and dissemination of data on economic characteristics within the Demographic Yearbook.

United Nations Statistics Division - Demographic and Social Statistics