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Summary: Ethnicity and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Summary: Ethnicity and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

  • In Higher Education, students who declared their ethnicity to be 'White' constituted 87.7% of all students with an ethnicity recorded in 2015-16. Students who declared their ethnicity to be Chinese were the second largest ethnic group (2.7%) and those who declared their ethnicity to be African were the third largest ethnic group (1.9%).

Source:  Higher Education Students and Qualifiers at Scottish Institutions 2015-16

 

  • Degrees are held by 32% of people within the minority ethnic group versus 20% of all 'White' people. However, lower qualification rates tend to be either the same or lower in the minority ethnic group as the 'White' group.

Source: Annual Population Survey Jan-Dec 2010

 

  • In 2015-16, 84.6% of young people (aged 16-19) from ethnic minority groups were participating in education, while 70.5% of those from non-minority (White) ethnic groups were participating in education.

  • 92.9% of young people from ethnic minority groups were participating in education, employment or training, compared to 90.3% of those from non-minority ethnic groups.

    Source: Annual Participation Measure 2016, Skills Development Scotland

 

 

Useful Links

Ethnicity page

Employability, Skills, and Lifelong Learning page

National Performance 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.

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

National Indicator number 12: Increase the proportion of young people in learning, training or work, data table

- progress against these National Indicators, broken down by select equality characteristics, can be found under the 'What more do we know about the National indicator?' heading.

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Ethnicity Evidence Review (2013) - a comprehensive review of the available evidence relating to ethnicity, across the policay areas.

Data

Data

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

External Links

External Links

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The Scottish Funding Council collect information on:
Higher Education statistics

Further Education Statistics

 

Skills Development Scotland collect information on

Modern Apprenticeship statistics

Contacts

Contacts

Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

FHEstatistics@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk