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Summary: Age and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

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Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Further and Higher Education
  • Young people (aged 16-20) made up 40% of all entrants to Higher Education in Scotland in 2016-17. The proportion of people entering Higher Education in Scotland in age bands 16-20 and 21-24 increased between 2006-07 and 2016-17 while the proportion of students in age bands 30-59 and 60+ decreased.

  • In 2015-16, 56% of full-time entrants to Further Education in colleges were aged 16-19. 18% were 20-24, 23% were 25 or over, and 3% were under 16.

External Source: Higher Education Students and Qualifiers at Scottish Institutions 2016/17 (Published: March 2018, SFC)

This research has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government, the results are hosted on an external website and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers

Modern Apprenticeships
  • 76% of Modern Apprenticeship starts in 2016-17 were aged between 16 and 24. As of 31 March 2016, 60% of those in training following a Modern Apprenticeship were aged 16-19, and 23% were aged 20-24.

External Source: Modern Apprenticeship Statistics 2016/17 (Published: June 2017, Skills Development Scotland)

This research has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government, the results are hosted on an external website and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers

 

Qualifications
  • In 2009/10, those in the 25-34 age group were most likely of all working-age adults to be educated to at least degree level (34%). Those in this age group were also the least likely to have no qualifications (8%).

  • In 2009/10, those in the most senior working age category (55-59 years for women and 60-64 years for men) were the most likely to have no qualifications (33%). Apart from the 16-24 age group, this group was also the least likely to be educated to degree level or above (19%).

Source: The Position of Scotland’s Equality Groups. Revisiting Resilience in 2011 (Published: 2011)

National Peformance Framework

National Performance Framework

Fifty National Indicators enable progress towards the achievement of the National Outcomes and ultimately the delivery of the Purpose to be tracked.

Indicators are chosen to show how the Scottish Government are progressing on the range of Outcomes. Equality breakdowns illustrate how protected groups are progressing towards achievement of the National Outcomes, particularly ‘we have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society’.

National Indicator number 8: Improve the skill profile of the population, data tables

- progress against this National Indicator, broken down by Age, can be found under the 'What more do we know about the National indicator?' heading.

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Work First Scotland & Work Able Scotland 2017 (February 2018) Statistics on the participants of the Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland for April to September 2017. This publication contains data for age, disability, ethnicity and gender

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Age Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to age equality.

Data

Data

Scottish Government Survey Data

Annual Population Survey - Annual Population Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive

Official Statistics

statistics.gov.scot - Explore, visualise and download over 200 datasets from a range of producers. Start browsing by theme, organisation, or geography. Or access programmatically using our APIs. A range of datasets are available that can be broken down by age group

 

External Links

External Links

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External Publications and Outputs

Higher Education Students and Qualifiers at Scottish Institutions 2016/17 (SFC, March 2018) This release contains information on HE provision and attainment in higher education institutions (HEIs) and colleges in Scotland.

Modern Apprenticeship Statistics 2016/17 (Skills Development Scotland, June 2017) Statistics on modern apprenticeships, covering age, deprivation, disability, ethnicity, and gender

How Fair is Britain?: Report of EHRC first triennial review (EHRC, 2011) This Equality and Human Rights review aims to provide an authoritative compilation of the available evidence about equalities in England, Scotland and Wales against 40 indicators agreed by the Commission, the government and other key agencies. It brings together the facts about the experiences and outcomes in life of different individuals and groups. It draws on a range of sources including censuses, government surveys, academic work, and secondary analysis carried out especially for this Review.

External Research Organisations

Scottish Funding Council - Collects information on further and higher education in Scotland

Skills Development Scotland - Collects information on modern apprenticeships in Scotland

Contacts

Contacts

Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

FHEstatistics@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk