National statistics

Trade union statistics 2021

Provides information on trade union membership among employees in the UK estimated from the Labour Force Survey over the period 1995 to 2021.



The trade union membership 2021 report uses the Labour Force Survey to provide an estimate of the levels and density of trade union membership for all UK workers. It also covers union presence and collective bargaining.

Estimates are presented by:

  • gender
  • sector
  • age
  • industry
  • region
  • occupation
Published 25 May 2022