Working with an employer under obligation/ work not specifically compensated by prevalent wage or salary:
 1 Attached to landlord
 2 Attached to money-lender
 3 Attached to landlord-cum-money lender
 4 Attached to others
 11 Worked (self-employed) in household enterprise
 21 Worked as a helper in household enterprise
 31 Worked as regular salaried/wage employee
 41 Worked as casual wage labour in public works
 51 Worked as casual wage labour in other types of work
 61 Did not work though there was work in household enterprise
 71 Did not work but had regular salaried/wage employment
 81 Sought work
 82 Did not seek but was available for work
 91 Attended educational institutions
 92 Attended domestic duties only
 93 Attended domestic duties and was also engaged in free collection of goods (vegetables, roots, firewood, cattle feed etc.), sewing, tailoring, weaving etc., for household use
 94 Too young to work/ to attend school/ to seek employment
 95 Old and disabled
 96 Rentiers, pensioners, remittance recipients etc.
 97 Beggars, prostitutes, etc.
 98 Others
 99 Did not work due to temporary sickness (for casual workers only)
Attached to landlord
Attached to money lender
Attached to landlord-cum-money lender
Attached to others
Worked (self-employed) in household enterprise
Worked as helper in household enterprise
Worked as regular salaried/wage employee
Worked as casual wage labor in public works
Worked as casual wage labor in other types of work
Did not work though there was work in household enterprise
Did not work but had regular salaried/wage employment
Did not seek but was available for work
Attended educational institutions
Attended domestic duties only
Attended domestic duties and was also engaged in free collection of goods, sewing, tailoring, weaving etc., for household use
Too young to work/to attend school/to seek employment
Old or disabled
Rentiers, pensioners, remittance recipients, etc.
Beggars, prostitutes, etc.
Did not work due to temporary sickness (for casual workers only)
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.
188.8.131.52 Block 4.1 : demographic and current activity particulars during the week :
This block is meant for recording the demographic and the current activity status particulars of all the normal members of the household. Besides that, the information as to whether the household members are to be considered migrants according to certain laid down criterion will also be collected in this block.
(a) Activity status : The activity status of an individual is the activity situation obtaining for the person is respect of his/her participation in gainful and also non-gainful activities during a given reference period. Normally, one of the following three major activity situations of a combination of them will obtain to a person:
(i) of working or being engaged in gainful activities (or work) for pay, profit or family gain,
(ii) of being not engaged in gainful activities (of work ) but either of making tangible efforts to seek work or of being available for work, and
(iii) of being not available for work because of various reasons.
Identification of each individual according to a unique situation poses a problem when more than one of the three activity situations listed above concurrently obtain to a person. In such an eventuality, the unique identification under any one of the three activity situations is done by adopting either the 'relatively long time' or the major time) or the 'priority' criterion. The former is used for classification of persons under 'usual activity status' with reference to a period of 365 days preceding the data of survey and the latter for classification of persons under 'current activity status' with reference to a period of 7 days preceding the date of survey or to each day of the seven days period. The three major activity status referred to above have been further sub-divided into several detailed activity categories. The detailed categories (under each of the three major activity status categories) along with the corresponding coded to be used in the 38th round survey are listed below:
(i) Situation of working or being engaged in gainful activities (employed)
1. worked with an employer under obligation/work not specifically compensated by prevalent wage/salary.
(a) attached to land lord - 01
(b) attached to money lender - 02
(c) attached to land lord-cum-money lender - 03
(d) attached to others - 04
2. worked (self-employed) in household enterprise - 11
3. worked as helper in household enterprise - 21
4. worked as regular salaried/wage employee - 31
5. worked as casual wage labour in public works - 41
6. worked as casual wage labour in other types of work - 51
7. did not work though there was work in the household enterprise - 61
8. did not work but had regular salaried/wage employment - 71
(ii) situation of being not engaged in work but available for work:
1. sought work - 81
2. did not seek but was available for work - 82
(iii) situation of being not available for work:
1. attended education institution - 91
2. attended domestic duties only - 92
3. attended domestic duties and was also engaged in free collection of good, sewing, tailoring, weaving etc. for household use - 93
4. too young to work/attend school/seek employment - 94
5. old and disabled - 95
6. rentiers, pensioners, remittance recipients etc - 96
7. beggars, prostitutes, etc - 97
8. others - 98
9. did not work due to sickness (for casual workers only) - 99
for usual status classification, codes 61, 71, 82 and 99 are not applicable and code 81 will be used to indicate both the situations-seeking work and being available for work.
184.108.40.206 Column (14): current weekly activity status:
The current weekly activity status of a person will be the activity status obtaining for a person during a reference period of seven days preceding the date of survey. Irrespective of the usual activity pursued by a person, his/her current weekly activity will be determined strictly on the basis of the activities pursued by the person during the reference period of seven days adopting the priority criterion. Even for self-employed persons, one need not prejudge and take for granted that the current activity situation for them will be identical to the usual activity situation. A careful probe on the part of the investigator regarding the various activities pursued by the person during the seven days preceding the date of survey is therefore, necessary for ascertaining his/her current weekly activity status. In defining the activity status (paragraph 220.127.116.11) it has already been mentioned that the activities are grouped broadly into three categories namely: (i) working, (ii) not working but seeking and/or available for work, and (iii) neither working nor available for work.
According to the priority criterion, the status of 'working' gets priority over the status 'not working but seeking and/or available for work' which in turn gets priority over the status of 'neither working nor available for work'.
In the category 'not working but seeking and/or available for work', the status 'seeking' gets priority over the status or 'not seeking but available for work'.
A person would be considered 'working (or employed)' if he or she while pursuing any gainful activity had worked for at least one hour on at least one day during the week preceding the date of survey.
A person would be considered 'seeking and/or available for work (or unemployed)' if during the reference week no gainful work was done by the person but he or she had made efforts to get work or had been available for work during the reference week though not actively seeking work.
A person who had neither worked nor was available for work will be considered to be engaged in 'non-gainful activities (or not in labour force)':
The three broad groups of activities are further classified into 22 detailed 'status' categories, 11 for persons categorized 'working' (codes 01-71), 2 for those categorized 'not working but seeking and/or available for work' (coded 81 and 82) and 9 for those categorized 'neither working nor available for work' (coded 91-99). For a person, the appropriate broad 'status' will be determined first adopting the priority criterion.
If a person categorized 'working' is found to be pursuing more than one gainful activity during the reference week, the gainful activity in which relatively more time has been spent will be the appropriate detailed 'status' that will be assigned to him/her. In case more than one 'non-gainful activity status' (codes 91-99) are assignable to a person in view of the typical activity pattern followed by his/her during the reference week, the activity which appears first in the code list in the ascending order starting from 91 will be assigned. But it may be noted that a person essentially engaged in 'domestic duties' should not be classified as 'student' simply because he/she was attending some training. Similarly, an old or disabled person who was a recipient of regular pension, remittance etc. should be classified as 'renters, pensioners, remittance recipients etc.' and not as 'old or disabled'. After thus determining the current weekly activity status of a household member, the appropriate 2-digit code (see paragraph 18.104.22.168) will be recorded in column (14). The following points may be noted while assigning to the 'activity status' to a person.
(a) A person found to be engaged in domestic duties should not be categorized 'in domestic duties' (code 92) if the person reports that he/she has also been available for work concurrently.
(b) A person engaged in regular wage/salaried employment but currently not at work, will be assigned code 71 irrespective of whether he is engaged in any other 'gainful' or 'non-gainful' activity.
(c) Unpaid apprentices will be treated as 'students'.
(d) Person under 'paid lay off' will be considered employed and those under 'unpaid lay off' unemployed if they are seeking and/or available for work.
(e) 'Free collection for sale' will be treated as self-employment. If the products collected relate to agricultural sector the industry division will be 'O' and for other goods like rag, waste paper, tins etc., the industry division will be '6'.
This variable indicates the person's economic activity during the week prior to the survey.