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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Table 13 shows the number, and proportion, of those who are inactive but want to work. People who are inactive may have a willingness to work but are not available or able to do so.

In 2005, the proportion of inactive people who wanted to work was highest in West Dunbartonshire local authority area (estimated at 39.5%). West Dunbartonshire also had a relatively high inactivity rate estimate (23.5%).

This pattern of high inactivity and high willingness to work is also apparent when considering the deprivation of areas. In 2005, the proportion of inactive people living in the 15% most deprived areas who wanted to work was estimated to be 37.4%, higher than the estimated rate for the rest of Scotland at 27.5%.

Table 13: Working age economically inactive people by willingness to work, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

% Who want to work

% Who want to work

Level
Want to Work

Level
Do not Want to Work

All Inactive

Scotland

30.9%

29.8%

194,000

456,000

649,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

33.2%

30.6%

7,000

15,000

22,000

Aberdeenshire

28.9%

28.9%

7,000

16,000

23,000

Angus

31.4%

33.7%

4,000

8,000

12,000

Argyll & Bute

28.9%

30.3%

3,000

7,000

10,000

Clackmannanshire

35.3%

35.6%

2,000

4,000

6,000

Dumfries & Galloway

30.0%

29.5%

5,000

11,000

15,000

Dundee City

31.0%

29.2%

6,000

14,000

20,000

East Ayrshire

32.8%

37.5%

7,000

11,000

18,000

East Dunbartonshire

25.2%

25.7%

3,000

8,000

11,000

East Lothian

26.8%

27.7%

3,000

8,000

11,000

East Renfrewshire

33.7%

22.2%

2,000

8,000

10,000

Edinburgh, City of

30.9%

23.7%

13,000

43,000

56,000

Eilean Siar

29.5%

38.0%

1,000

1,000

2,000

Falkirk

27.4%

35.6%

6,000

12,000

18,000

Fife

37.6%

31.2%

13,000

29,000

42,000

Glasgow City

37.2%

37.3%

39,000

65,000

104,000

Highland

23.1%

30.3%

6,000

14,000

20,000

Inverclyde

31.0%

26.5%

3,000

9,000

12,000

Midlothian

29.9%

29.2%

2,000

6,000

8,000

Moray

40.6%

32.3%

3,000

7,000

10,000

North Ayrshire

29.5%

30.7%

6,000

13,000

19,000

North Lanarkshire

23.3%

17.4%

8,000

39,000

47,000

Orkney Islands

39.3%

33.4%

1,000

1,000

2,000

Perth & Kinross

29.0%

26.9%

4,000

11,000

16,000

Renfrewshire

23.2%

26.7%

6,000

16,000

22,000

Scottish Borders

23.6%

24.1%

3,000

9,000

12,000

Shetland Islands

35.1%

32.9%

1,000

1,000

2,000

South Ayrshire

29.0%

28.4%

4,000

10,000

14,000

South Lanarkshire

29.1%

31.5%

13,000

28,000

41,000

Stirling

32.7%

21.5%

2,000

9,000

11,000

West Dunbartonshire

34.1%

39.5%

5,000

8,000

13,000

West Lothian

26.0%

29.2%

6,000

15,000

22,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

35.7%

37.4%

57,000

96,000

153,000

Rest of Scotland

29.3%

27.5%

137,000

360,000

497,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

31.9%

30.1%

84,000

195,000

279,000

Other Urban Areas

30.5%

32.0%

58,000

124,000

182,000

Accessible Small Towns

30.6%

26.9%

18,000

48,000

66,000

Remote Small Towns

25.1%

29.6%

5,000

11,000

16,000

Accessible Rural

29.8%

26.6%

21,000

57,000

77,000

Remote Rural

29.4%

29.2%

9,000

21,000

30,000