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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Unemployment (International Labour Organisation ( ILO) definition)

A total of 136,000 people aged 16 or over were estimated to be unemployed in Scotland in 2005. This was 5.3% of the economically active population.

The unemployment rate estimate in the 15% most deprived areas at 13.3%, was about three times that for the rest of Scotland at 4.3%.

In terms of urban/rural areas, unemployment was most evident in large urban areas (with an estimated rate of 6.2%).

Table 11: ILO unemployment rates and levels (aged 16 or over), 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

5.4%

5.3%

136,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

5.9%

5.5%

6,000

Aberdeenshire

4.9%

4.4%

5,000

Angus

4.6%

4.9%

3,000

Argyll & Bute

4.2%

4.6%

2,000

Clackmannanshire

6.6%

5.4%

1,000

Dumfries & Galloway

3.8%

3.6%

3,000

Dundee City

9.0%

6.1%

4,000

East Ayrshire

6.4%

7.3%

4,000

East Dunbartonshire

2.4%

3.5%

2,000

East Lothian

5.1%

3.9%

2,000

East Renfrewshire

4.0%

4.0%

2,000

Edinburgh, City of

5.1%

4.8%

12,000

Eilean Siar

5.1%

4.3%

1,000

Falkirk

4.5%

5.0%

4,000

Fife

4.9%

5.0%

9,000

Glasgow City

7.8%

8.4%

23,000

Highland

3.7%

3.3%

4,000

Inverclyde

7.6%

6.4%

2,000

Midlothian

3.5%

4.9%

2,000

Moray

3.5%

3.9%

2,000

North Ayrshire

9.7%

6.7%

4,000

North Lanarkshire

6.3%

6.9%

11,000

Orkney Islands

*

*

*

Perth & Kinross

3.4%

3.0%

2,000

Renfrewshire

4.4%

5.3%

4,000

Scottish Borders

2.7%

4.5%

2,000

Shetland Islands

*

*

*

South Ayrshire

6.8%

5.7%

3,000

South Lanarkshire

4.6%

5.0%

8,000

Stirling

5.3%

4.1%

2,000

West Dunbartonshire

7.3%

7.1%

3,000

West Lothian

4.0%

4.5%

4,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

12.9%

13.3%

39,000

Rest of Scotland

4.4%

4.3%

96,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

6.3%

6.2%

60,000

Other Urban Areas

5.3%

5.7%

42,000

Accessible Small Towns

5.4%

5.7%

15,000

Remote Small Towns

3.9%

3.7%

3,000

Accessible Rural

3.9%

3.2%

11,000

Remote Rural

2.8%

3.1%

4,000

* - Estimate is below reliability threshold ( See Annex A for more details).
Notes:
1. The denominator for the unemployment rate is economic activity (employed plus unemployed).
2. ONS have produced a new modelling methodology to produce estimates of unemployment level and rate on the International Labour Organisation ( ILO) definition for local authority areas. These modelled estimates are the preferred source of unemployment for local authority areas, more details of this can be found in Annex B.