32. Was [person] engaged in productive work during most of the last 12 months?
 1 Yes
 2 No
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Column 32 - How many days have you been engaged in productive work in the last seven days?
Household member aged ten years or above will be asked if he/she has been engaged in productive activity during the last seven days prior to the census day and the response is entered in column 32, card column 58. Number of days that is entered may be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7. A person is said to have worked for one day if worked for four hours and over in a day. If the person has worked for less than one day in the last seven days, or has not worked at all, then he/she will be considered as not worked. For those who have worked for less than one day or who has never worked, "00" will be entered in this column card column 58. If the household member has worked over the last seven days, then "7" will be recorded in card column 58. Definition of productive activity and classification of productivity by sector are presented as follows and it is important to understand them well.
Productive activity is the process of producing goods and services with the intention of marketing and to exchange in cash or in kind in order to derive income. The activity may be run in enterprises under private, family, private, government or public ownership and payment or income may be secured on daily, weekly, monthly basis, or in proportion to the work done.
Moreover those engaged in crop production, livestock raising and poultry farming, hunting and fishery and use their entire production to household consumption instead of bringing to market are considered to have been engaged in productive activity.
But in-house work and service is not considered productive. For example the time a housewife spends on preparing food and tella (local drink) and similar items for the household consumption is not considered as being engaged in productive activity. In addition beggars, those who live in prostitution serving in bars or otherwise and others are not considered as being engaged in productive activities.
However, owners of bars and hotels who employ cooks, janitors and housekeepers other than bar ladies and bartenders, etc. are considered to have been engaged in productive work and "Employer" will be entered for them as their employment status. Female owners employing workers other than bar ladies are considered to have been engaged in productive activity and "self-employed" will be entered for them as their employment status. Furthermore both males and females employed in government hotels and working as waiters and waitresses are considered as being engaged in productive activity. In addition people working and volunteering in public and humanitarian organizations and others without pay (having no other job) and those working in garage and similar places to acquire experience are considered as working in productive activities.
Productive activities are classified in the following categories.
a. Agriculture: This includes crop production, cattle breeding, poultry, beekeeping, hunting and fishing.
b. Mining and Quarrying: Includes digging for mineral/ iron, charcoal, etc. / stone, sand, lime, etc.
c. Manufacturing: Production of materials and goods that entails transformation of form and content of materials. This does not include production by households for own consumption and utility. Examples of manufacturing include shoe making, bottling of soft drinks, producing cement, bricks and other household items. Preparing food and brewing traditional drinks such as Tella, Katikala and Tej at home and selling to another retailer is classified in productive activity. But preparing and selling traditional foods and drinks at home is considered as trade. Those who purchase textile and make cloths and sale are classified in trade. However those sewing cloths supplied with fabrics are classified in other services but those sewing cloths from own fabric and sale to retailers are classified as producers.
d. Electric power gas and water: Includes generating and distributing these.
e. Construction: Includes the act of constructing buildings, roads, bridges, dams and similar others.
f. Trade: This includes buying and selling goods and materials without changing their form and content. For example, trade of textile, goods, etc. come under here. Brewing and selling Tella, Tej, katikala and the like at home also come under trade. Also retail and whole sale trades are included within this category.
g. Transport and communication: This includes provision of transport services to transport passengers, materials and goods from one location to another for individuals, families and agencies. It also includes postal, telephone, telegraph and telex and similar services.
h. Finance: This includes financial and insurance services offered by banks, insurance companies, auditing agencies.
i. Other services: Selling various services, other than transport service, to individuals, families and to organizations. For example, medical service, educational service, interior administration or defense administration human and religious services, personal service, hair dressing, laundry/ washing and ironing for cash/, and maintenance of instruments and various services. Auto services and sewing cloths provided with fabrics, etc. are included in here.
This variable indicates if the person worked most of the last 12 months.