More data has been released from the 2021 Census, revealing interesting details about the workforce in Chorleywood.
The census takes place every 10 years and provides a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.
In the village, the number of those in employment outnumbered those who were unemployed, with 60.6 per cent of people in employment, 2.5 per cent being unemployed but economically active (defined as someone who has been in a job in the last 12 months or is looking for a job), and 31.2 per cent being economically inactive (defined as someone who is not looking for a job and has not had a job for the last 12 months).
Of those who were unemployed, the majority were people who had worked before, but not in the last 12 months. This category included people who had retired.
A total of 68.8 per cent of workers in Chorleywood were in full-time employment, while the remainder worked part time.
The most popular method of travel to work had skewed results in favour of working from home, due to the census being sent out in March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 56.7 per cent of people reported working from home.
The majority of Chorleywood workers, at 31.4 per cent, worked in professional roles, defined as jobs that “require a high level of knowledge and experience in the natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, social sciences, humanities and related fields”.
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