Provides files to download data as it existed for this dataset on previous dates.

Statistics are most often revised for 1 of 2 reasons:

  1. For certain statistics initial estimates are released with the expectation that these may be revised and updated as further data becomes available.
  2. Revisions may also be made when methods or systems are changed.

These types of planned revisions should not be confused with errors in released statistics, which are genuine mistakes. Such mistakes occur rarely and, when they do happen, corrections are made in a timely manner, announced and clearly explained to users in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (Principle 2, Practice 7).

Latest version

xls (55.3 kB)

Previous versions

Superseded files Reason for update Date superseded
xls (46.1 kB)
Correction See correction
We have corrected a minor labelling error in this dataset. ONS apologises for any inconvenience.
17 May 2019 14:24
xls (42.5 kB) Scheduled update/revision 17 May 2019 09:30
xls (35.8 kB) Scheduled update/revision 30 May 2018 09:30
xls (35.3 kB) Scheduled update/revision 30 May 2017 09:30
xls (35.3 kB) Scheduled update/revision 2 August 2016 09:30

Important notes and usage information

  1. The figures for working days lost and workers involved have been rounded and consequently the sum of the constituent items may not agree precisely with the totals.

  2. Prior to 2015, figures for widespread stoppages which cannot be disaggregated down to regional level are included in the UK total but excluded from the regional figures in the table above. This may have the effect of lowering the strike rate for some regions.

  3. When a stoppage has been identified as covering more than one broad industry group or region, the actual number of working days lost and workers involved will be allocated to the specific broad industry group or region. However, the stoppage will be included in each industry category or region.

  4. Cells containing a hyphen (-) represent a zero or less than 50