Trade Union Density
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Trade union density corresponds to the ratio of wage and salary earners that are trade union members, divided by the total number of wage and salary earners (OECD Labour Force Statistics). Density is calculated using survey data, wherever possible, and administrative data adjusted for non-active and self-employed members otherwise. Data are expressed in percentages and presented from 1980.

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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Trade Unions: Trade Union Density", OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics, UK Data Service. Data downloaded 15th June 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/oecd/labour/2017-06

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OECD and J.Visser, ICTWSS database (Institutional Characteristics of Trade Unions, Wage Setting, State Intervention and Social Pacts, 1960-2010), version 3.0

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Annually

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Annual

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1980-2014

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Trade union density corresponds to the ratio of wage and salary earners that are trade union members, divided by the total number of wage and salary earners (OECD Labour Force Statistics). Density is calculated using survey data, wherever possible, and administrative data adjusted for non-active and self-employed members otherwise.

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Trade Union DensityAbstract

Trade union density corresponds to the ratio of wage and salary earners that are trade union members, divided by the total number of wage and salary earners (OECD Labour Force Statistics). Density is calculated using survey data, wherever possible, and administrative data adjusted for non-active and self-employed members otherwise. Data are expressed in percentages and presented from 1980.

Contact person/organisation

http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/help/get-in-touch.aspxhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/help/get-in-touch.aspxData source(s) used

OECD and J.Visser, ICTWSS database (Institutional Characteristics of Trade Unions, Wage Setting, State Intervention and Social Pacts, 1960-2010), version 3.0

ICTWSS Databasehttp://www.uva-aias.net/For more information see full methodologyhttp://www.oecd.org/employment/emp/UnionDensity_Sourcesandmethods.pdf
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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Trade Unions: Trade Union Density", OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics, UK Data Service. Data downloaded 15th June 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/oecd/labour/2017-06

Source Periodicity

Yearly

Unit of measure usedRATIOSPeriodicity

Annual

Reference period

1980-2014

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Annually

Geographic coverage

Cross-national; National
OECD countries

http://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/list-oecd-member-countries.htmhttp://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/list-oecd-member-countries.htm
Key statistical concept

Trade union density corresponds to the ratio of wage and salary earners that are trade union members, divided by the total number of wage and salary earners (OECD Labour Force Statistics). Density is calculated using survey data, wherever possible, and administrative data adjusted for non-active and self-employed members otherwise.

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UK Data Service Guide to OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics

OECD Employment and Labour Market Statisticshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/use-data/guides/dataset/labour-statistics.aspx
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