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Equality, Poverty & Welfare Analysis Team
Communities Analytical Services
Scottish Government
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Summary: Third Sector

Charity workerSummary: Third Sector

Age
  • After the age of 74, the level of volunteering declines. In 2015, 18% of men and 20% of women aged 75 and over volunteered in the last 12 months, compared to 27% of adults overall.

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2015)

 

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Age Page

Disability
  • 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)

 

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Disability and Third sector Page 

Disability Page 

Ethnicity
  • In 2015, 2% of volunteers were from an ethnic group other than 'white'.

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2015)

 

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Ethnicity and Third sector Page

Ethnicity Page

Gender
  • In 2015, 67% of the people employed in the third sector were women, compared with 64% in the public sector and 42% in the private sector.

Source: Annual Population Survey (2015)

 

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Gender and Third sector Page

Gender Page

Religion 
  • In 2015, 52% of volunteers were of Christian faith, 45% of volunteers were not religious, and 4% of volunteers were of another faith.

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2015)

 

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Third sector and religion page

Religion Page

Sexual Orientation

The Scottish Government does not currently have information on the position of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the third sector.

 

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Sexual Orientation Page

Transgender

The Scottish Government does not currently have information on the position of transgender people in the third sector.

 

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Transgender Page

Publications and Outputs

Data

Data

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.

Future Developments

Future Developments

The Scottish Government website provides information on developments in Scottish Third Sector policy.

External Links

External Links

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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

Third Sector

Contacts

Third Sector

lgfstats@gov.scot