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Individuals aged over 50 offered empolyment with Scottish Government: FOI release

Published: 15 Nov 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
15 Nov 2019
Individuals aged over 50 offered empolyment with Scottish Government: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02370
Date received: 18 Oct 2019
Date responded: 6 Nov 2019
Information requested

What statistics are available detailing the number of individuals aged over 50 that have been offered full time or temporary employment within the Scottish Government and its departments / subsidiaries over the last 5 years and what that number represents as a percentage of the overall number of contracts of employment offered.

Response

The statistics provided in the attached annex detail the number of job offers (permanent and temporary) made by the Scottish Government and its Agencies over the last 5 years. These are broken down by candidate age (over and under 50 years old) and are shown as both the actual number and as a percentage of offers made in the period.

Directly employed job offers (includes both internal and external candidates) made in each of the last 5 years by age group and by permanent or temporary.

Year period ending
30th September
Type of
Contract
Age
Group
All
    1. Unknown
Number
% 2. 50 And
Under
% 3. Over
50
%  
2015 Temporary 0 0.0 83 84.7 15 15.3 98
Permanent 32 2.6 999 81.8 191 15.6 1,222
All 32 2.4 1,082 82.0 206 15.6 1,320
2016 Temporary 1 0.5 164 86.8 24 12.7 189
Permanent 31 2.1 1,199 82.5 223 15.4 1,453
All 32 2.0 1,363 83.0 247 15.0 1,642
2017 Temporary 2 2.6 63 80.8 13 16.7 78
Permanent 56 2.4 1,927 83.7 320 13.9 2,303
All 58 2.4 1,990 83.6 333 14.0 2,381
2018 Temporary 0 0.0 83 90.2 9 9.8 92
Permanent 38 1.1 2,967 85.9 448 13.0 3,453
All 38 1.1 3,050 86.0 457 12.9 3,545
2019 Temporary 2 1.9 88 81.5 18 16.7 108
Permanent 43 1.1 3,438 86.7 485 12.2 3,966
All 45 1.1 3,526 86.6 503 12.4 4,074

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