How High is Trade Union Membership Where You Live?

UnionMaps presents estimates of trade union membership for detailed geographical areas. The figures are derived from the Labour Force Survey, the main source of data used in the production of official statistics for union membership within the UK . Based upon 18 years of LFS data covering the period from 2000 to 2017, estimates of trade union membership are provided for the Unitary Authority and Local Authority Districts of Great Britain: there are over 400 such areas.

Estimates are presented for each of the three main measures of union membership

  • Union density: The percentage of employees who are a trade union member.
  • Union presence: The percentage of employees who are a trade union member or who are employed at a workplace where others are members.
  • Union coverage: The percentage of employees who report that pay and conditions are agreed in negotiations between their employer and a trade union.

Simply click on the map or use the search tool (not available for all mobile devices) to produce area reports of union membership for a particular location. Alternatively, use ‘Map the data’ to see how the different measures of union membership vary across Great Britain. For access to the full data, please refer to the Research Note Geographical Variations in Union Membership.