Section III: Detailed particulars of household members
[For rural areas]
28. Was [person] engaged in productive activity during the last 12 months?
 1 Yes
 2 No
[For urban areas]
28. Was [person] engaged in productive work during the last seven days?
If yes, write the number of days worked. If no, write "0".
 1 Yes ________
 2 No
No, did not work
Worked 1 day
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 28 Â– 32: Information on economic Activity
The information collected on economic activity status in these columns during the last
7 days include:
a) Whether engaged in productive work during the reference period (if they engaged during the last 7 days, number of days worked);
b) Reason for not being engaged in productive work during the reference period (for those who were not so engaged);
c) Major types of occupation;
d) Major product or service of the establishment or industry;
e) Employment status in the main activity.
The following list of production of goods and services are included as productive activities.
D. Production of items for sale: For example, industrial products, production of pottery ,etcÂ… and persons providing services for generating income for example, barbers, selling local drinks like " Tella" and "Katikala" and weaving, brokers, .etc..
E. Paid employment activities in governmental, other households or organizations: for example physicians, teachers, employed farmers, shepherd, etcÂ… It also includes unpaid communal work, for example, food for work, planting trees (forestry), communal labour, etc.
F. Producing items for own consumption or for sale or production of durable goods for domestic use, these are:
1. Activities involving in primary production for own consumption:
Example, producing agricultural products, (crops like cereals/pulses, fruits and vegetables, cotton, etc); hunting, forestry, fishing, mining and quarrying are the components of primary production. Growing or gathering agricultural primary products, etc; animal husbandry/ poultry, hunting, fishing and cutting or collecting of fire woods, charcoal or for other purpose from own holdings. Collecting thatching and weaving materials and charcoal making Â– mining salt cutting peat, digging of soil for house or household utensils, digging or collecting sand and stone, etc
2. Processing of Primary Commodities for own Consumption
It covers activities such as milling grain, making butter, cheese and other dairy products, sinning and tanning, making baskets and hats and constructing wooden furniture and fixture.
Note : It should be emphasized that these various activities are considered as economic activity only if they involve the processing of primary products. Thus, pounding "teff" (a primary product) to make "injera" is included; thus-using flour (a processed product) to make "injera" is excluded. It should further be noted that only the processing of primary commodities by the producers of these items, which means that the processing for own consumption of primary commodities by those who do not produce them is excluded. Thus, for example making flour of "teff" from the market is not included but making flour of "teff" produced by oneself is considered.
Processing those above mentioned products to finished or semi-finished products for own consumption. Example: Spinning, making butter or cheese, grinding corns or cereals. Producing furniture, like, tables, chairs, containers, etcÂ… However, processing those finished or semi-finished items to other forms for own consumption can not be considered as a productive activity.
3. Processing of primary commodities (goods and services) for sale also are productive activity
Example, making local drinks (like "Tella") for sale and partially used for own consumption. It can also be considered if the drink is partially used for home.
4. Production of fixed assets for own use (those fixed assets should give at least one year service)
Example, Construction of dwellings, construction of farm buildings, clearing land for cultivation production of agricultural tools, etc.
Non-Productive / economic activities
While the SNA definition of the production of goods and services covers a wide range of activities many other activities still remain outside its scope.
a) Unpaid activities such as domestic tasks are taken as non-productive/ economic activities do not count as economic activity. For example, water fetching for domestic use, collecting firewood/ dung from field or forest (not from own holding) and spinning of cotton for own consumption of primary commodities who do not produce them.
b) Unpaid domestic activities do not count as economic activity. Examples are preparing food for household consumption, nursing of children and current repair and maintenance of dwelling and farm buildings and unpaid community and volunteer services, and voluntary service in international or national centers or local organizations, and prostitution etc...
c) Even though one receive money, but do not earn it: Who are pensions only, who are earning money by renting a house only, i.e. by not involving in any activity, Those who are earning money by begging ,and gamblers, are not considered as economic activity.
d) Others, like engaged in apprentice-to get experience working in offices, garage and in various sectors with out participation of in relation to training /education also considered non- economic activity.
This variable applies to respondents in urban areas and indicates number of days the person worked (of the last 7 days).