Trade union statistics

This series brings together all documents relating to trade union statistics.


  1. Documents

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is responsible, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for publishing the National Statistics on trade union membership.

Estimates are presented for the proportion of people in employment who are trade union members in both the United Kingdom and Great Britain, and for employees whose pay and conditions are affected by collective agreements. We also provide trade union densities by age, sex, ethnicity, income, full and part-time employment, sector, nation and region.

Trade union membership publications should be available from the national archive, but can also be obtained from BEIS by contacting us.

Statistical release timetable

The report is an annual publication and its timing is predetermined and pre-announced in accordance with the arrangements for releasing National Statistics.

Information on National Statistics, the labour market as well as relevant data can be obtained from the ONS website


  1. Trade union statistics 2015

    • National Statistics
  2. Trade union statistics 2014

    • National Statistics
  3. Trade union statistics 2013

    • National Statistics
  4. Trade union statistics 2012

    • National Statistics
  5. BIS Trade Union Membership Statistics: Use and Users

    • Research and analysis
  6. Trade Union Membership Statistics: Measuring Bias in the Labour Force Survey

    • Official Statistics
  7. Trade Union Membership Statistics: Sampling Variance

    • Research and analysis
  8. Trade Union Membership Statistics: 2012 to 2013 User Survey

    • Research and analysis
  9. Trade union statistics 2011

    • National Statistics
  10. Trade union statistics 2010

    • National Statistics