34. Which of the following describes what you were doing in the last seven days?

Why we ask this question

Your answers help your local community by allowing charities, organisations and local authorities to identify where action is needed to help tackle low employment rates in your area.

Your answer also helps local authorities to make plans that support large amounts of public spending, for example, job creation, educational opportunities and health services.

The census first asked questions on employment in 1851.

This question is asking what you were doing between Monday 15 March and Sunday 21 March 2021. Please select all the options that apply to you.

Students who are on school, college or university holidays should select "Studying" and any other options that apply.

If you're unable to work due to a long-term illness or condition that prevents you from doing daily activities select "Long-term sick or disabled".

Important information:

Answering for someone else

If you're answering on behalf of someone else, where possible you should ask them how they would answer. If they're away, answer as best you can.