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Summary: Gender and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Summary: Gender and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

 

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Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Further and Higher Education
  • 57% of students in Higher Education in 2016-17 were women

  • In Higher Education in 2016-17, most students in Science and Engineering subjects were men (62.9%), while most students were women in Medical Studies (77.4%), Business and Social Studies (61.9%) and Education and the Arts (68.3%).

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

 

  • In 2015-16, students in Further education were more evenly split than those in HE. 54% of students in Further Education were women and 46% were men.

  • At College in 2016-17, considering those aged 16-24, the subject groups with the largest proportion of men students were Nautical Studies (95% men) and Construction (95% men). The subject groups with the largest proportion of women were Hairdressing, Beauty and Complimentary Therapies (94% women) and Care (82% women).

External Source: College Statistics 2016-17 (Published: January 2018, SFC), Report on Widening Access For All 2015/16 (Formerly Learning for All. Published: September 2017, 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
  • In 2016-17, there were more men starting Modern Apprenticeships than women (60% of new starts were men).

  • In 2016-17, 70% of Modern Apprenticeship frameworks had a gender balance of 75:25 or worse.

  • In 2016/17, the framework groupings with the highest proportion of men were Construction & Related (98%), Automotive (98%), Other Manufacture (97%). The framework groupings with the highest proportion of women were Personal Services (93%), Sport, Health and Social Care (83%) and Administration and Related (72%).

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 and Training
  • In 2016-17, young men were slightly less likely than women to be in positive destinations. 91.6% of 16-19 year old women were participating in education, employment, training or other development, compared to 90.5% of 16-19 year old men.

  • Young women were more likely to be in education (75.6%) than young men (66.9%)

  • Young men were more likely to be participating in employment (21.5%) than young women (14.5%).

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

National Indicator number 13: Increase the proportion of graduates in positive destinations, 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: Gender Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to gender

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 gender

 

External Links

External Links

Please note that you will leave the Scottish Government web site by clicking on any of the following links, and that the Scottish Government and its staff are not responsible for content external to this web site. The research below has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers

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.

College Statistics 2016-17 (SFC, January 2018) An annual publication which contains an overview of college student characteristics, including age, disability, ethnicity, and gender. A more detailed breakdown is published in the Widening Access report published later in the year

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