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Disabled people, Labour force survey

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Key figures

43 %

of disabled people employed

Population aged 15-66, total, and persons with disabilities by labour force status. 1 000 and as per cent of all in each group
2nd quarter 2017Change in percentage points
1 000Per cent of all in each group2nd quarter 2016 - 2nd quarter 20172nd quarter 2012 - 2nd quarter 2017
Total3 556100.00.00.0
Persons with disabilities60517.0-1.01.8
Employed persons total2 60673.30.0-1.4
Employed persons with disabilities26043.0-1.32.0
Unemployed persons total1233.5-0.30.9
Unemployed persons with disabilities243.90.01.3

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Table 1 
Population aged 15-66, total, and persons with disabilities by labour force status and sex. 1 000

Population aged 15-66, total, and persons with disabilities by labour force status and sex. 1 000
2nd quarter 20122nd quarter 20132nd quarter 20142nd quarter 20152nd quarter 20162nd quarter 2017
Both sexes
Total3 4333 4653 4893 5213 5423 556
Persons with disabilities521574539585636605
As per cent of total population15.216.615.416.618.017.0
 
Employed persons total2 5662 5702 6042 6152 5962 606
As per cent of total population74.774.274.674.373.373.3
Employed persons with disabilities214245232254282260
As per cent of persons with disabilities41.042.743.143.444.343.0
 
Unemployed persons total899891122134123
As per cent of total population2.62.82.63.53.83.5
Unemployed persons with disabilities141715152524
As per cent of persons with disabilities2.63.02.92.53.93.9
 
Men
Total1 7561 7721 7901 8041 8171 820
Persons with disabilities238262247268291271
As per cent of total population13.614.813.814.816.014.9
 
Employed persons total1 3471 3531 3701 3731 3641 364
As per cent of total population76.776.376.576.175.175.0
Employed persons with disabilities102120106119140127
As per cent of persons with disabilities42.745.642.844.448.147.1
 
Unemployed persons total565953718770
As per cent of total population3.23.33.03.94.83.9
Unemployed persons with disabilities81110101815
As per cent of persons with disabilities3.34.13.93.76.05.5
 
Women
Total1 6771 6931 6991 7171 7251 736
Persons with disabilities283312292318345335
As per cent of total population16.918.417.218.520.019.3
 
Employed persons total1 2181 2171 2341 2411 2321 242
As per cent of total population72.771.972.772.371.471.5
Employed persons with disabilities112126127135142133
As per cent of persons with disabilities39.540.243.442.641.139.7
 
Unemployed persons total334037514753
As per cent of total population2.02.32.23.02.73.0
Unemployed persons with disabilities666579
As per cent of persons with disabilities2.12.12.01.52.12.6

Table 2 
Employed persons in total 15-66 years, and employed persons with disabilities by age and sex. In percent of all persons in each group

Employed persons in total 15-66 years, and employed persons with disabilities by age and sex. In percent of all persons in each group
Employed persons, totalEmployed persons with disabilities
2nd quarter 20142nd quarter 20152nd quarter 20162nd quarter 20172nd quarter 20142nd quarter 20152nd quarter 20162nd quarter 2017
Both sexes
15-66 years74.674.373.373.343.143.444.343.0
15-24 years51.852.048.848.738.940.635.333.9
25-39 years83.581.981.581.553.952.956.452.3
40-54 years85.584.784.183.848.547.649.248.0
55-59 years79.778.779.979.441.043.947.544.2
60-66 years56.659.657.958.631.030.428.029.2
 
Males
15-66 years76.576.175.175.042.844.448.147.1
15-24 years50.849.847.747.935.545.740.139.3
25-39 years86.084.583.283.451.654.661.560.3
40-54 years87.387.085.885.646.547.851.248.2
55-59 years82.381.483.882.842.744.949.749.7
60-66 years61.264.363.162.133.929.933.234.0
 
Females
15-66 years72.772.371.471.543.442.641.139.7
15-24 years52.854.450.049.641.936.831.028.5
25-39 years80.779.179.779.556.251.451.545.7
40-54 years83.682.482.281.950.247.547.647.9
55-59 years77.075.975.975.939.643.145.839.6
60-66 years51.954.952.655.128.630.824.125.8

Table 3 
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment among persons aged 15-66 in total and among persons with disabilities. Per cent

Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment among persons aged 15-66 in total and among persons with disabilities. Per cent
Share of part-time employed persons among employed persons, totalShare of part-time employed persons among employed persons with disabilities
2nd quarter 20142nd quarter 20152nd quarter 20162nd quarter 20172nd quarter 20142nd quarter 20152nd quarter 20162nd quarter 2017
Total24.123.924.623.843.545.543.140.7
Males12.613.314.313.925.229.925.227.6
Females36.935.536.034.658.859.360.853.3

Table 4 
Persons aged 15-66 with disabilities, total and in employment, by type of benefits received. 1000

Persons aged 15-66 with disabilities, total and in employment, by type of benefits received. 1000
2nd quarter 2017
Persons with disabilities in totalEmployed persons with disabilities
TotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemales
1Some people receive more than one benefit, and therefore the figures do not sum up to the total.
Total605271335260127133
Receiving no benefits2321241081729378
Receiving one or more benefits1369144226873355
Disability pension22486138441430
Basic benefit or attendance benefit1376643
Work assessment allowance96336221714
Sickness benefit188101376
Economic benefits from a private entity937211
Other benefits17611523
Unspecified benefit status43111-

Table 5 
Employees aged 15-66 with disabilities, by adaptations of their work, and whether the disability occurred before or after they started in their current job. 1000

Employees aged 15-66 with disabilities, by adaptations of their work, and whether the disability occurred before or after they started in their current job. 1000
2nd quarter 2017
TotalBefore job startAfter job startUnspecified
1Some persons have got adaptations at more than one field, and therefore the figures do not sum up to the number of employees.
Both sexes
Employees total244142994
No adaptation11670441
Have got one or more adaptations112670541
Changes of work tasks7135341
Changes of working time6132281
Physical adaptations of workplace744232-
Unspecified3211
 
Males
Employees total11568452
No adaptation5935231
Have got one or more adaptations1543222-
Changes of work tasks311516-
Changes of working time21119-
Physical adaptations of workplace321813-
Unspecified21-1
 
Females
Employees total12973542
No adaptation5735211
Have got one or more adaptations17239321
Changes of work tasks3920191
Changes of working time402119-
Physical adaptations of workplace432319-
Unspecified1---

Table 6 
Employees with jobs which have been adapted to their disability, by need for more adaptation. 1 000

Employees with jobs which have been adapted to their disability, by need for more adaptation. 1 000
2nd quarter 2017
TotalMalesFemales
1Some persons need adaptations at more than one field, and therefore the figures do not sum up to the number of employees.
Total1265472
No need for more adaptation1024657
Need for more adaptation123815
Changes of work tasks1046
Changes of working time1248
Physical adaptations of workplace835
Unspecified---

Table 7 
Employees with jobs which have not been adapted to their disability, by need for such adaptation. 1 000

Employees with jobs which have not been adapted to their disability, by need for such adaptation. 1 000
2nd quarter 2017
TotalMalesFemales
1Some persons need adaptations at more than one field, and therefore the figures do not sum up to the number of employees.
Total1165957
No need for adaptation1025350
Need for adaptation11467
Changes of work tasks1046
Changes of working time743
Physical adaptations of workplace853
Unspecified---

Table 8 
Non-employed persons with disabilities aged 15-66, by desire for employment. 1 000 and per cent

Non-employed persons with disabilities aged 15-66, by desire for employment. 1 000 and per cent
2nd quarter 20122nd quarter 20132nd quarter 20142nd quarter 20152nd quarter 20162nd quarter 2017
Total305324304325349336
Wants employment848685878591
Does not want employment221238219237265245
 
Total (per cent)100100100100100100
Wants employment272728272427
Does not want employment737372737673

About the statistics

Based on yearly ad hoc modules to the Labour force survey on disabled people, we achive data on their situation at the labour market compared with the whole population. The statistics also give information on changes over time for this group.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Concepts and definitions are in accordance with recommendations given by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and EU/Eurostat.

According to the international recommendations persons above a specified age should be classified by their attachment to the labour market in a specified, short period, either a day or a week. In the Norwegian LFS the reference period is one week, and the sample of persons are classified in relation to their situation in that reference week.

Employed persons are persons aged 15-74 who performed work for pay or profit for at least one hour in the reference week, or who were temporarily absent from work because of illness, holidays etc. Conscripts are classified as employed persons. Persons engaged by government measures to promote employment are also included if they receive wages.

Unemployed persons are persons who were not employed in the reference week, but who had been seeking work during the preceding four weeks, and were available for work in the reference week or within the next two weeks.

Persons in the labour force are either employed or unemployed. The remaining group of persons is labelled not in the labour force . Man-hours worked include all actual working hours, i.e. including overtime and excluding absence from work.

Settled/usual working hours refer to the weekly number of working hours determined by the working contract. Absence from work because of illness, holidays etc. is not subtracted, and overtime is not included. Employees, whose settled working hours vary from week to week, give information on both the actual reference week as well as the average of their settled working hours per week (in the tables published the average numbers are normally used). For employees without contract on working hours, for self-employed and for unpaid family workers, data on their usual weekly working hours are used (as an average of their actual working hours during the last 4 weeks).

Full-time/part-time distinction is based on the settled/usual working hours. Part-time: 1-36 hours, with exception of persons with 32-36 hours who classify themselves as full-time employed.

Full-time: 37 hours and over, and the cases mentioned above. For persons with more jobs, the working hours in the main and the second job are summarized.

Involuntary part-time employment comprises part-time employed persons seeking longer settled/usual working hours by registering at the Employment Offices, advertising, contacting present employer etc., and who were able to start with increased working hours within a month.

Permanence of the job

The employees are asked whether they have a permanent job (a work contract of unlimited duration) or a temporary job (a work contract of limited duration). If the person has more than one job, only the main job is classified by permanence.

There is two kind of working arrangements/working hours outside ordinary daytime.

  • Shift work is usually understood as working time outside normally working hours, and what counts in the survey as shift work, is based on the evaluation of the respondent. Up to 2006 it was distinguished between regular and not regular shift work, and figures only on regular shift work were published. As from 2006 onwards there is no longer such a distinction.
  • Working hour arrangements , not shift work . Work at evening is defined as working hours between 6-10 PM, working at night between 10 PM and 6 AM. Working hours outside ordinary daytime is divided into regular pattern and not regular.

Working hour arrangements outside ordinary daytime is based on the contract for the employees, and on usual working time pattern for the self-employed. Up to 2006 these questions were included in the survey only during the 2nd quarter each year. As from 2006 onwards they are included each quarter, but only for one quarter of the sample.

Course participation refers to job related courses which the respondent was paid to attend. Only courses received during a period of four weeks are included. Up to 2006 these questions were asked only during the 2nd quarter each year. As from 2006 onwards they are included each quarter to the whole sample.

As from 2006 the definition of age was changed from completed years at the end of the year to completed years at the time of the reference week.

The persons are classified by marital status as unmarried, married and previously married according to information given by the respondents. Previously married includes widows, widowers, separated and divorced persons. In the tables married women include cohabitants.

Standard classifications

The industrial classification is in accordance with the Standard Industrial Classification (NOS D 383), which is based on the EU-standard of NACE Rev. 2.

The occupational classification is in accordance with Standard Classification of Occupations (NOS C521), which is based on ISCO 88 (COM).

The educational classification is in accordance with the Norwegian Standard Classification of Education (NOS C617).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Disabled people, Labour force survey
Topic: Labour market and earnings

Responsible division

Division for Labour Market Statistics

Regional level

The whole country.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual, based on additional questions (ad hoc modules) to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in the 2nd quarter.

International reporting

Not relevant.

Microdata

The basic material (survey results from the interviewers) as well as the statistical files (on the basis of revision and estimation procedures) are stored.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the ad hoc module to the LFS on disabled people is to achieve data on their situation at the labour market compared with the whole population. The ad hoc modules have been carried out yearly since 2002.

The main purpose of the LFS is to provide data on employment and unemployment, and data on the labour force participation in different sections of the population. The Norwegian LFS started in 1972. For information about the history of the survey, and about breaks in the time-series, please cf. Labour Force Survey 2001 (NOS C748).

In the following the LFS in general will also be described, as the LFS is the basis for the ad hoc modules on disabled people.

Users and applications

The surveys give information to the Labour Market Authorities and other users about the situation on the labour market especially for disabled people. Since 2001 there has been a Cooperation Agreement beteen the authorities and the employer/employee organizations regarding a more inclusive working life.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08.00 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

The results from the LFS are used in the National Accounts Statistics.

For statistics at regional levels (counties and municipalities), the Registerbased Employment Statistics are recommended. These statistics also give figures on employees who are immigrants.

Statistics on unemployed persons at the Employment Offices and government measures to promote employment are compiled by the Directorate of Labour on the basis of registers of unemployed persons and applicants for work.

The figures on unemployment based on the LFS differ from the figures on unemployed persons registered at the Employment Offices. The LFS-figures also include unemployed persons not registered at the Employment Offices, some of the participants in government measures to promote employment and some of the disabled persons. On the other hand, some of the registered unemployed are not classified as unemployed in the LFS, on the basis of the information given on seeking and availability for work.As from 2006 persons on lay-off (until 3 months) are no longer classified as unemployed, but as employed persons (temporarily absent from work) in the LFS, while they still are classified as unemployed in the registerbased statistics. However, if the period of lay-off exceeds 3 months, they are classified as unemployed in the LFS as well.

The Surveys of Level of Living (by Statistics Norway) give information on physical working environment as well as organizational working conditions. 

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§ 2-2 and 2-3.

EEA reference

Council Regulation (EC) nos 577/98, 1991/2002 and 2257/2003, and Commission Regulation nos 1575/2000, 1897/2000, 2104/2002, 430/2005 and 377/2008.

Production

Population

The total population aged 15-74 is covered by the LFS. Up to 2006 the group was 16-74, and age defined as completed years at the end of the year. As from 2006 age is defined as completed years at the time of the reference week. Observation unit: person. The ad hoc modules on disabled people are limited to the age group 15-66.

Data sources and sampling

The main source for the LFS is quarterly, representative sample surveys based on interview by telephone.

Inhabitants in all municipalities are randomly selected, on the basis of a register of family units. The sample consists of about 12 000 family units (24 000 persons) each quarter. Each family member aged 15-74 participates in the survey, answering questions about their situation during a specified reference week. As from 1996 each family participates in the survey 8 times during a period of 8 quarters (before 1996: 4 times during 6 quarters).

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Interview by telephone. Information from previous interviews are used while asking about any changes in the situation, instead of the same, comprehensive data collection every time. For the coding of industry, information from some registers is also used. Demographic data are collected from the Central Population Register, and data on education are based on a register of individual data collected by Statistics Norway from the educational institutions (but questions are also asked to get more updated information).

The respondent is usually the same person as the observation unit (but proxy interviews are done if it is not possible to get in contact with the observation unit; 14-15 per cent of the interviews are done by asking near family members). Data are collected weekly, i.e. the LFS is a continuous survey (all weeks are covered). 

Participation in the survey is compulsory, but compulsory fines are not used.

As the data collection is made by use of computer-assisted interviews, some procedures for electronic control of the registration of answers are included in the questionnaire, for example concerning the number of working hours during the reference week. In some cases the interviewers become a "warning" by recording an answer, in other cases maximum or minimum values have been set beforehand.

Person is the unit for analysis.

The absolute figures from the LFS are presented as estimated figures for the total population aged 15-74. The accurate number of persons in the population being represented by one person in the sample, the inflation factor, varies, with 170 on an average for quarterly figures. The estimation is done by a poststratification method using information from the Central Population Register, the Register of Employees and the Tax Register.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Most of the time-series from the LFS are comparable over time. Breaks in the series up to 2001 are described in the publication Labour Force Survey 2001 (NOS C748).

The concepts in LFS are defined in accordance with international recommendations, cf item 4.1, to ensure comparability among the countries.

As from 2006 the LFS was revised, mainly to be in accordance with the EU-requirements based on new ILO recommendations. Some definitions and parts of the questionnaire were changed, and some new variables were added. As from 2006 age is defined as completed years at the time of the reference week, instead of completed years at the end of the year, as earlier. Moreover the lower age limit to be covered by the survey was lowered from 16 to 15, in accordance with the surveys in other countries.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

In all surveys errors may occur in connection with both the collection and the processing of data. The use of proxy interviews (asking near family members instead of the observation unit) often increase the problems of measurement. As an average the employment is underestimated because of proxy interviews.

The non-response rate was approximately 10-12 per cent in the years 1972-1991, and for the next six years just 6-8 per cent. From 1998 onwards the non-response rate has increased gradually up to approximately 20 per cent in 2012. Correction for total non-response is done in the estimating procedure. Partial non-response is adjusted for some variables.

Variance

The estimates from the LFS are based on a sample of family units. Somewhat different results might have been obtained if a different sample or if a complete census had been taken using the same questionnaires, interviewers, processing, etc. as those actually used in the LFS. The uncertainty introduced by sampling is called the sampling error or standard deviation of the estimates.

If the reader wants an indication of the size of the standard deviation for quarterly figures from the ad hoc modules to the LFS on disabled people, see the table below. Changes between two surveys will usually have the same absolute uncertainty as the two figures which are compared.

 

Size of standard deviation

Estimated value

Absolute figures

As per cent of estimated value

5 000

1 100

22,0

7 000

1 200

17,1

10 000

1 500

15,0

20 000

2 200

11,0

30 000

2 600

8,7

40 000

3 000

7,5

50 000

3 500

7,0

60 000

3 700

6,2

70 000

4 000

5,7

100 000

4 900

4,9

200 000

6 700

3,4

300 000

8 100

2,7

400 000

9 200

2,3

500 000

10 000

2,0

1 000 000

12 700

1,3

1 700 000

13 400

0,8

2 000 000

12 700

0,6

Revision

Not relevant

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