In 2014 there were 2000 less children living in Oldham households where all adults worked than in 2006.

In 2006 there were 21,000 Oldham children and 69,000 Oldham adults living in households where all adults worked, by 2014 that number had dropped to 19,000 children and 55,000 adults. In 2006 Oldham ranked 62nd out of a total of 201 areas for the highest number of workless households, by 2014 Oldham ranked 29th.