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Summary: Ethnicity and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

young people learning Summary: Ethnicity and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

 

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Ethnicity page

Employability, Skills, and Lifelong Learning page

Further and Higher Education
  • In Higher Education, students who declared their ethnicity to be 'White' constituted 87.6% of all students with an ethnicity recorded in 2016-17. Students who declared their ethnicity to be Chinese were the second largest ethnic group (2.7%).

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

 
  • 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 2010

Modern Apprenticeships
  • In 2016-17, 1.7% of Modern Apprenticeship starts self-declared as being from a minority ethnic group.

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

Education, Employment or Training
  • In 2016-17, 85.8% 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.

  • 94.3% of young people from ethnic minority groups were participating in education, employment or training, compared to 91.0% of those from non-minority ethnic groups.

External Source: Participation Measure 2017 (Published: August 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

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

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: Ethnicity Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to ethnicity.

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 ethnic 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.

Participation Measure 2017 (Skills Development Scotland, August 2017) Statistical publication reporting on learning, training and work activity of 16-19 year olds 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