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The number of workers who are self-employed in their main job rose 367,000 between 2008, the start of the economic downturn, and 2012.
60% of the increase in self-employed workers occurred between 2011 and 2012.
84% of the increase in self-employed workers since 2008 was for those aged 50 and above.
Self-employed people worked longer hours than employees – on average 38 hours a week compared with 36 for employees.
Self-employed workers tended to be older than employees and were more likely to be male.
The four most common occupations for self-employment were taxi or cab drivers, ‘other construction trades’, carpenters and joiners and farmers.
The proportion of workers who were self-employed was highest in London (18%), while the lowest proportion was in the North East (11%).
Source: Office for National Statistics
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