Trade union statistics and bulletin for 2012.
The latest national statistics on trade union membership for the United Kingdom produced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills were released on 29 May 2013 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Trade Union Membership 2012 uses the Labour Force Survey to provide an estimate of the levels and density of trade union membership for all UK employees and all UK workers. Additionally, estimates of trade union densities are published for age, gender, ethnicity, income, major occupation, industry, full and part-time employment, sector, nation and region. The report also provides information on union presence in workplaces and whether an employees pay and conditions are affected by collective agreement.
Confidence intervals have also been published alongside the bulletin providing information about the estimate, and the lower and upper bounds of the estimate at 95% confidence.
Open data tables and a guide to using these tables have been released as part the government’s policy for improving the transparency and accountability of government and its services.