The economic and social development of any country is dependent on the quality and quantity of its productive resources, of which labour is paramount. This chapter presents information on the economic activity status of the population, by age and sex of the employed population, occupation, employment status and sector.

 Economic Activity Status

Economic activity status refers to the economic or non-economic activity of respondents during the seven days preceding the census night. The economic activity status of all persons in the Adaklu District aged 15 years and older is presented in Table 4.1. Two–thirds (66.7%) of persons aged 15 years and older in the District are economically active while a third (33.3%) of the working age population are economically not active. Among the economically active population, the vast majority (95.4%) are employed while 4.6 percent are not employed. About 94 percent (93.5%) of those who are employed work while 6.1 percent do not work but have jobs to go back to. The remaining 0.4 percent does voluntary work without pay.

Eighty four percent of unemployed persons are seeking work for the first time and available for work whiles the remaining 16.0 percent have worked before and are seeking work. Slightly more than fifty percent (55.1%) of the economically not active population are into full time education, 20.6 percent do home duties (household chores) while 10.5 percent are too old/young to work. In terms of the sex distribution, there is not much disparity between the economically active males (67.7%) and females (65.8%), likewise the economically not active males (32.3%) and females (34.2%) in the District. The proportion of economically not active females who are too young or old (13.3%) to work is almost twice the proportion of corresponding males (7.3%).

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