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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 12 June 2018

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Questions (118)

John Lahart

Question:

118. Deputy John Lahart asked the Taoiseach the percentage of the workforce employed in temporary, part-time, non-permanent, contract, banded hours and zero-hours contracts and other non-permanent employment; and the number in non-permanent employment since 2015, in tabular form. [25583/18]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of estimates of labour force (ILO) in the State. This survey replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) from Q3 2017. The most recent figures available are for Q4 2017.

The CSO collects information on the number of persons in permanent or non-permanent and full-time or part-time work contracts. However, the CSO does not collect any specific information on the nature of non-permanent employment contracts such as those involving banded or zero hours. As a result, the exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.

The data prior to Q3 2017 includes adjustments to the historic QNHS data series to take account of revisions to population estimates arising from the 2016 Census of Population. In addition, adjustments have been made to this historic data to enable comparability with the new LFS for key headline indicators – ILO employment status, NACE Rev2 Industrial classification, age and gender.

However as a result of changes to the questionnaire, the interview mode, the introduction of a new sample, data processing changes and other methodological enhancements there are changes in the levels of some series outside of these key indicators from Q3 2017 onwards. As a consequence, the series before and after the introduction of the new survey may not be directly comparable and this should be noted when examining annual and quarterly changes.

Table 1 below shows the number of employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over in part-time employment with temporary job/work contract of limited duration as a percentage of total employees (including not stated) from Q1 2015 to Q4 2017.

Table 2 below shows the number of employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over classified by permanency of job from Q1 2015 to Q4 2017.

Table 1 Employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over in part-time employment with temporary job/work contract of limited duration as a percentage of total employees (including not stated), Q1 2015-Q4 2016

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1%

Q1 15

Q2 15

Q3 15

Q4 15

Q1 16

Q2 16

Q3 16

Q4 16

Employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over in part-time employment with temporary job/work contract of limited duration as a percentage of total employees (including not stated)

5.4

5.8

5.8

5.1

4.9

5.7

5.4

5.0

Table 1 (cont'd) Employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over in part-time employment with temporary job/work contract of limited duration as a percentage of total employees (including not stated), Q1 2017 - Q4 2017

-

-

-

-

1%

Q1 17

Q2 17

Q3 17

Q4 17

Employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over in part-time employment with temporary job/work contract of limited duration as a percentage of total employees (including not stated)

4.5

4.7

6.3

6.1

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: q1=Jan-Mar, q2=Apr-Jun, q3=Jul-Sep, q4=Oct-Dec.

Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.

Table 2 Employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over classified by permanency of job and full-time/part-employment, Q1 2015-Q4 2016

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

'000

Q1 15

Q2 15

Q3 15

Q4 15

Q1 16

Q2 16

Q3 16

Q4 16

Person has a permanent job or work contract of unlimited duration

1,509.2

1,521.6

1,544.0

1,572.9

1,571.9

1,586.1

1,616.5

1,648.5

   of which:

        full-time employment

1,199.5

1,209.3

1,235.6

1,256.3

1,252.3

1,268.9

1,291.8

1,329.7

        part-time employment

309.7

312.3

308.4

316.6

319.6

317.2

324.7

318.8

Person has a temporary job/work contract of limited duration

155.5

165.6

176.0

151.8

142.7

165.4

169.4

153.4

   of which:

        full-time employment

64.1

65.9

74.5

62.0

57.3

63.1

72.0

62.3

        part-time employment

91.4

99.6

101.4

89.9

85.5

102.3

97.4

91.1

Not stated

20.5

22.3

22.5

23.7

24.8

27.7

27.5

24.4

   of which:

        full-time employment

9.1

10.8

10.2

10.1

10.5

11.8

12.2

10.4

        part-time employment

11.4

11.5

12.4

13.6

14.3

15.9

15.3

14.0

Total employees

1,685.1

1,709.5

1,742.5

1,748.4

1,739.4

1,779.3

1,813.5

1,826.2

   of which:

        full-time employment

1,272.7

1,286.0

1,320.3

1,328.4

1,320.0

1,343.8

1,376.0

1,402.4

        part-time employment

412.5

423.5

422.2

420.1

419.3

435.5

437.4

423.8

Table 2 (cont'd) Employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over classified by permanency of job and full-time/part-employment, Q1 2017-Q4 2017

-

-

-

-

'000

Q1 17

Q2 17

Q3 17

Q4 17

Person has a permanent job or work contract of unlimited duration

1,669.9

1,678.0

1,658.7

1,686.4

   of which:

        full-time employment

1,345.6

1,367.1

1,387.9

1,400.6

        part-time employment

324.3

310.9

270.7

285.8

Person has a temporary job/work contract of limited duration

138.9

145.1

202.0

188.2

   of which:

        full-time employment

56.4

57.5

85.0

73.0

        part-time employment

82.6

87.6

117.0

115.2

Not stated

22.3

22.8

8.1

8.9

   of which:

        full-time employment

8.2

9.4

[5.8]

[6.6]

        part-time employment

14.1

13.4

*

*

Total employees

1,831.1

1,846.0

1,868.8

1,883.5

   of which:

        full-time employment

1,410.2

1,434.0

1,478.8

1,480.2

        part-time employment

420.9

411.9

390.0

403.3

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

* Estimates for numbers of persons or averages where there are less than 30 persons in a cell are not produced as estimates are too small to be considered reliable.

Parentheses [ ] indicate where there are 30-49 persons in a cell, estimates are considered to have a wider margin of error and should be treated with caution.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: q1=Jan-Mar, q2=Apr-Jun, q3=Jul-Sep, q4=Oct-Dec.

Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.

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