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Summary: Religion and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Summary: Religion and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

The Scottish Government currently has limited information on the experiences of religious groups in employability, skills and lifelong learning.

  • In 2011, Hindus were the most likely to be highly qualified with (74 per cent of those aged 16+ having 'Level 4 and above' qualifications), while those who recorded as 'Church of Scotland' were the least likely (22 per cent). The overall figure for Scotland was 26%.
  • In 2011, those who recorded their religion as 'Church of Scotland' were the most likely to have no qualifications (35 per cent of those aged 16+) and those who recorded as 'Hindu' were the least likely (5 per cent). The overall figure for Scotland was 27%.

Source: Analysis of Equality Results from the 2011 Census: Part 2 (Published: March 2015)

 

Useful Links

Religion 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

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

Publications

Publications and Outputs

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Religion and Belief Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to religion

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

External Links

External Links

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External Publications and Outputs

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.

Contacts

Contacts

Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

FHEstatistics@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk