Resources

The ERC WORKANDHOME project commissioned the following tables to identify home-based self-employment in small areas in England, Wales and Scotland. The data are publicly available here:

England and Wales:

CT0672:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/adhocs/007562ct06722011censusagebyplaceofworkbyeconomicactivitybysexmsoasinenglandandwales

CT0673:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/adhocs/007563ct06732011censusplaceofworkbyeconomicactivitybyindustry2digitsmsoasinenglandandwales

CT0727:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/adhocs/007564ct07272011censusplaceofworkbyeconomicactivitynationalcountryregionsandoutputareas

Scotland:

CT_0212a_2011 and 2001 – Place of work by economic activity by age – 2011 Intermediate Zones

CT_0212b_2011 and 2001 – Place of work by economic activity by sex – 2011 Intermediate Zones (formerly CT_0212b_2011 and 2001 and CT_0212c_2011 and 2001)

CT_0212c_2011 and 2001 – Place of work by economic activity by industry – 2011 Intermediate Zones (formerly CT_0212d_2011 and 2001)

CT_0212d_2011 and 2001 – Place of work by economic activity – 2011/2001 Data Zones respectively (formerly CT_0212e_2011 and 2001)

https://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/ods-web/data-warehouse.html#additionaltab

Interactive maps on homeworking

GeoData at the University of Southampton has created two interactive maps that show the proportion of workers working mainly from home by employment status for 2001 and 2011 for all small areas in England and Wales.

This interactive map shows the portion of people working mainly from home in England and Wales in 2011. https://soton-uni.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f6e6f7d9fea24bf79ac06cfb1e3e4c3b

This interaction map shows the proportion of employed and self-employed people working mainly from home 2001 & 2011 and the change between the Census years  https://soton-uni.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Compare/index.html?appid=06d16060e0fe41a78e2a5bc76e327eff

Secondary data sources:

The UK Longitudinal Small Business Survey https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8261

Eurostat Labour Force Survey (LFS): The LFS contains data on homeworking that can be disaggregated by employment status (ehome) http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=lfsa_ehomp&lang=en

The UK Household Longitudinal Study https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/

European Work Conditions Survey 2015 https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/surveys/european-working-conditions-surveys

New data and helpful sources

The UK Longitudinal Small Business Survey https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=7973

Eurostat Labour Force Survey (LFS): The LFS contains data on homeworking that can be disaggregated by employment status (ehome) http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=lfsa_ehomp&lang=en

The UK Household Longitudinal Study https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/

The German Socio Economic Panel Study http://www.diw.de/en/soep

Census of Population, England and Wales http://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/microdata

Other useful sources:

United States Census Bureau: Home-based business statistics in the US 2002 – 2014 http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t

IPPR Report on the value of workspaces for small businesses, entrepreneurs and artists in London (2016) http://www.ippr.org/files/publications/pdf/start-me-up-final-report_Dec2016.pdf?noredirect=1 

Deskmag Global Coworking Survey 2017: http://socialworkplaces.com/global-coworking-survey-2017-data/ 

Other useful links

The ESRC-funded seminar series ‘Entrepreneurship in Homes and Neighbourhoods’ led by Darja Reuschke, Colin Mason, Stephen Syrett and Maarten van Ham:
http://www.entrepreneurship-space.co.uk

The Microbusiness Research Portal provides information on microbusinesses. This network is set up by the Office for National Statistics, Stephen Syrett (CEEDR, Middlesex University, London) and Darja Reuschke: http://microbusiness.ac.uk/

The European Research Council: http://erc.europa.eu/

Partners and collaborators

GeoData

ILS Dortmund (Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development) http://www.ils-forschung.de/

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) http://www.mdx.ac.uk/our-research/centres/ceedr