Child labour statistics

Numbers on the extent, characteristics and determinants of child labour are provided by the Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC), which is the statistical arm of IPEC. SIMPOC assists countries in the collection, documentation, processing and analysis of child labour relevant data. This website makes available a wealth of statistical tools, data, reports, like specific questionnaires for child labour surveys; manuals and training kits on how to carry out child labour data collection in households, schools and at the workplace; guidance on how to properly process and analyse the collected information; micro datasets and survey reports from around the world; research on critical statistical issues; regular trend reports.

Manuals and tools


Model questionnaires


Latest publications

  1. National Child Labour Survey

    Malawi: 2015 National child labour survey report

    17 March 2017

  2. National Child Labour Survey

    Armenia National Child Labour Survey 2015: Analytical Report

    20 October 2016

  3. National Child Labour Survey

    Georgia National Child Labour Survey 2015 - Analytical Report

    19 September 2016

Key resources

  1. Global child labour trends 2008 to 2012

    The latest trend report provides new global and regional estimates on child labour for the year 2012 and compares them with the previous 2008 estimates.

  2. Sampling for household-based surveys of child labour

    This manual presents a wide range of sampling techniques for household-based child labour surveys with a particular emphasis on sampling design and selection procedures. It is meant to assist survey professionals in statistical offices, universities and research organizations.

  1. ILO-IPEC interactive tools in sampling with household-based child labour surveys

    SIMPOC, ILO-IPEC's Statistical programme, is developing a set of interactive tools in sampling with household-based child labour surveys or, more generally, surveys dealing with work-related activities of children living in private households.