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Post Equality, Poverty & Welfare Analysis Team Communities Analytical Services Scottish Government 1F North Victoria Quay Edinburgh EH6 6QQ
Source: Scottish Household Survey (2016)
Age and Third sector Page
In 2015, 16% of people employed in the third sector considered themselves to have a disability, compared with 10% in the private sector and 11% in the public sector.
Source: Annual Population Survey (2015)
Disability and Third sector Page
Ethnicity and Third sector Page
Gender and Third sector Page
Third sector and religion page
The Scottish Government does not currently have information on the position of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the third sector.
Sexual Orientation Page
The Scottish Government does not currently have information on the position of transgender people in the third sector.
Third Sector Employment Statistics
Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from the Scottish Household Survey
The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study Year Three Report
The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study Year Two Report
The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study Year One Report
Third Sector approaches to bridging the distance from the employment market for people with Multiple and Complex Needs - An evidence review on how third sector organisations engage with people who face multiple and complex needs and bridge their distance from the employment market.
The Scottish Government website provides further information on accessing Scottish Household Survey data.
Annual Population Survey and Scottish Household Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive.
The Scottish Government website provides information on developments in Scottish Third Sector policy.
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.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Third Sector Evidence Library
Third Sector Research Centre and the Third Sector Knowledge Portal
Scottish Third Sector Research Forum
Social Enterprise Scotland
Volunteer Development Scotland
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy
Page updated: Friday, November 24, 2017