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Summary: Religion and Labour Market

Summary: Religion and Labour Market

 

In Scotland in 2016:

  • the highest employment rates were seen for those with no religion (74.2%) followed by Christians (72.8%), Other religion (69.2%), Buddhists (68.5%), Hindus (61.9%) and Muslims (50.5%).The employment rate for Scotland as a whole was 72.9%.

  • Over the year, there were decreases in the employment rates for Hindus, Other religion and no religion.

Source: Annual Population Survey

See the monthly briefing papers for the latest labour market statistics


     

 

Useful Links

Religion Page

Labour Market Page

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Regional Employment Patterns in Scotland - Statistics from the Annual Population Survey

The main publication contains data on age and gender while further equalities analysis can be found in the Supplementary Local Authority Tables.

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Religion and Belief Evidence Review (2013)

A comprehensive review on the available evidence in relation to religion.

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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Office for National Statistics website

Nomis

Contacts

Contacts

Labour Market

lmstats@gov.scot