Economic Activity Status

The enumerated persons fall into two major groups: the economically active and the non economically active, as presented in Table 4.1. The economically active population consists of those who worked or had a job but did not work or were unemployed on census night 2010. All other categories are classified as “not economically active”. The table shows that 76 percent of the district population 15 years and older are economically active while 24.0 per cent are economically not active. Of the economically active population, 99.0 percent are employed while 1.0 percent are unemployed.

This varies by 81.1 percent among the males and 71.3 percent among the females. This indicates that a higher proportion of the males than females are economically active in the district. Among those who are economically not active, 40.3 percent do home duties and 32.0 percent are engaged in full time education. As expected, the proportion of the economically not active female population (49.7%) engaged in home duties is higher than among the males (25.0%) while on the other hand the economically non-active males (48.5%) are higher in proportion compared to the females (21.8%). Also, 20.2 percent, 3.8 percent and 1.0 percent of the non-economically active population in the district are respectively too old, disabled or sick and pensioners on retirement from active service.

Age and Activity Status

Table 4.2 shows the economic status of the district population 15 years and older for males and females. Out of a total population of 25,339, 75.3 percent is employed, less than one percent is unemployed and 24.0 percent is economically not active. There is some variation by sex where among the males, 80.4 percent is employed, 0.6 percent is unemployed and 18.9 32 percent is economically not active.

This compares with 70.4 percent, 0.9 percent and 28.7 percent respectively among the females. This suggests that there is a higher probability of the males being employed compared to the females in the district. The employed population increases in proportion from younger ages to age 45-49 years and thereafter declines. A similar pattern is shown by sex although the decline appears to occur earlier among the females than among the males. Persons 65 years and older are also more likely to be economically not active compared to persons who are much younger. Economic inactivity among the older population 65 years and above is further shown to be higher among females (64.8%) than males (33.3%).


Table 4.3 shows the distribution of the economically active population 15 years and older by occupation and sex in the district. It shows that by far, skilled agricultural forestry and fishery is the major (94%) occupation for most people in the district. A higher proportion of males (97.0%) than females (90.9%) are employed as skilled agricultural forestry and fishery workers. Craft and related trades occupation, which is the second largest employer of the economically active population in the district employs only 2.8 percent of this population.

This occupation, however, employs a higher proportion of the females (5.0%) compared to the males (0.8%). Skilled professional and related workers are virtually absent in the district with less than one percent of the employed population working as managers, professionals and technical and associate professionals in the district either among the males or females. However, more females (5.0%) are into craft and related trades than males (0.8%).



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