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Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland - A Comprehensive Analysis of the 2011 Census

Published: 15 Dec 2015
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781785449031

This report brings together analysis previously published to provide a comprehensive and wide ranging evidence base on Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers. It presents analysis of key areas such as health, education, housing, transport and economic indicators to reveal important information on the lives and life chances of Gypsy/Travellers.

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Contents
Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland - A Comprehensive Analysis of the 2011 Census
6. Education

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6. Education

In 2011 Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland, compared to the population as a whole, were less likely to be full-time students (16-24 year olds) and more likely to have no qualifications.

The following analysis presents some important education variables which show that Gypsy/Travellers were less likely to be full-time students and more likely to have no qualifications.

Chart 27: Proportion of Gypsy/Travellers aged 16-24 that are Full-time Students, Scotland, 2011

Chart 27: Proportion of Gypsy/Travellers aged 16-24 that are Full-time Students, Scotland, 2011

Chart 27 shows that Gypsy/Travellers were less likely to be full-time students than the general population aged 16-24. Just under two fifths (38 per cent) of Gypsy/Travellers were full-time students compared to just under half (46 per cent) of the population in this age group.

Chart 28: Gypsy/Travellers by Highest Level of Qualification – people aged 16 and over, Scotland, 2011[17]

Chart 28: Gypsy/Travellers by Highest Level of Qualification – people aged 16 and over, Scotland, 2011[17]

Chart 28 shows that half (50 per cent) of Gypsy/Travellers aged 16 and over had no qualifications[18] compared to only around a quarter (27 per cent) of the population as a whole.

Conversely, only 16 per cent of Gypsy/Travellers held Level 4 or above (degree) qualifications compared to 26 per cent of the population as a whole.


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Email: Mhairi Wallace