Publication - Statistics

Annual Population Survey in Scotland 2005

Published: 29 Jun 2006
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
075596148X

This summary publication presents analysis on the labour market, education and training. Results are presented here at Scotland and sub-Scotland levels.

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Annual Population Survey in Scotland 2005
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By employment type

The number of people employed (16+) in Scotland was estimated to be 2.415 million in 2005, 89.3% were employees, 9.9% were self employed, 0.5% were on government training programmes and 0.3% were unpaid family workers.

In 2005, the three local authority areas with the highest estimated proportion of self employed were: Orkney Islands (19.5%), Argyll & Bute (16.7%) and Scottish Borders (15.4%).

The proportion of self employed was estimated to be lower for people living in the 15% most deprived areas than for those living in the rest of Scotland in 2005 (4.8% vs. 10.5%).

In terms of urban/rural areas, in 2005, self employment was most prevalent in remote rural areas (with 21.1% of those in employment estimated to be self-employed).

Table 8: Number of people in employment by employment type, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

% Self Employed

% Self Employed

Level
Employee

Level
Self Employed

Scotland

10.2%

9.9%

2,158,000

240,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

8.8%

8.2%

96,000

9,000

Aberdeenshire

14.6%

12.7%

102,000

15,000

Angus

12.0%

12.0%

44,000

6,000

Argyll & Bute

17.3%

16.7%

34,000

7,000

Clackmannanshire

9.8%

8.3%

19,000

2,000

Dumfries & Galloway

14.6%

14.5%

58,000

10,000

Dundee City

5.7%

7.2%

58,000

4,000

East Ayrshire

9.5%

8.0%

47,000

4,000

East Dunbartonshire

10.6%

10.5%

49,000

6,000

East Lothian

12.6%

12.9%

40,000

6,000

East Renfrewshire

13.6%

12.5%

40,000

6,000

Edinburgh, City of

11.1%

10.6%

207,000

25,000

Eilean Siar

8.8%

12.0%

11,000

1,000

Falkirk

8.3%

7.5%

65,000

5,000

Fife

7.9%

8.4%

159,000

15,000

Glasgow City

7.1%

7.7%

229,000

19,000

Highland

14.7%

13.5%

89,000

14,000

Inverclyde

8.2%

7.2%

33,000

3,000

Midlothian

8.6%

10.9%

37,000

5,000

Moray

12.4%

14.2%

34,000

6,000

North Ayrshire

9.0%

9.3%

54,000

6,000

North Lanarkshire

6.4%

6.9%

135,000

10,000

Orkney Islands

16.4%

19.5%

8,000

2,000

Perth & Kinross

13.0%

12.3%

55,000

8,000

Renfrewshire

7.6%

6.8%

74,000

5,000

Scottish Borders

16.2%

15.4%

43,000

8,000

Shetland Islands

13.4%

14.0%

10,000

2,000

South Ayrshire

11.8%

10.9%

44,000

5,000

South Lanarkshire

9.6%

9.3%

129,000

13,000

Stirling

13.8%

13.8%

36,000

6,000

West Dunbartonshire

6.3%

5.8%

38,000

2,000

West Lothian

7.6%

6.7%

78,000

6,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

5.7%

4.8%

242,000

12,000

Rest of Scotland

10.7%

10.5%

1,916,000

228,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

8.5%

8.5%

824,000

77,000

Other Urban Areas

7.8%

7.2%

643,000

50,000

Accessible Small Towns

10.2%

9.6%

231,000

25,000

Remote Small Towns

12.3%

12.0%

62,000

8,000

Accessible Rural

14.4%

14.7%

294,000

51,000

Remote Rural

21.9%

21.1%

103,000

28,000