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 gender

The working age economic inactivity rate estimate was lower for males (17.2%) than females (24.5%) in Scotland in 2005.

Table 14 shows economic inactivity rate estimates for working age males for 2005. Three areas had male inactivity rate estimates above 20.0%: Glasgow City (24.6%); Inverclyde (23.6%) and North Lanarkshire (20.4%).

In 2005, the male inactivity rate estimate in the 15% most deprived areas was 28.7%, significantly higher than that for the rest of Scotland at 15.4%.

In terms of urban/rural areas, in 2005, male inactivity was most evident in large urban areas (with an estimated rate of 19.7%).

Table 14: Economic inactivity rates and levels for working age males, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Level
Inactive

Scotland

17.1%

17.2%

274,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

12.9%

12.7%

9,000

Aberdeenshire

9.7%

11.3%

8,000

Angus

15.2%

14.5%

5,000

Argyll & Bute

15.8%

17.4%

5,000

Clackmannanshire

17.4%

16.5%

2,000

Dumfries & Galloway

14.4%

14.1%

6,000

Dundee City

22.1%

19.1%

8,000

East Ayrshire

19.2%

19.6%

7,000

East Dunbartonshire

14.2%

13.5%

5,000

East Lothian

16.5%

16.5%

5,000

East Renfrewshire

13.0%

12.7%

4,000

Edinburgh, City of

16.7%

16.6%

25,000

Eilean Siar

17.6%

15.5%

1,000

Falkirk

15.3%

16.1%

7,000

Fife

15.8%

14.6%

16,000

Glasgow City

26.0%

24.6%

46,000

Highland

9.6%

15.4%

10,000

Inverclyde

23.7%

23.6%

6,000

Midlothian

14.1%

13.6%

4,000

Moray

16.0%

17.0%

5,000

North Ayrshire

19.3%

18.7%

8,000

North Lanarkshire

19.6%

20.4%

21,000

Orkney Islands

9.5%

11.1%

1,000

Perth & Kinross

14.2%

15.3%

6,000

Renfrewshire

20.4%

18.7%

10,000

Scottish Borders

12.7%

12.7%

4,000

Shetland Islands

9.4%

9.0%

1,000

South Ayrshire

17.5%

17.4%

6,000

South Lanarkshire

17.1%

17.0%

16,000

Stirling

14.6%

17.8%

5,000

West Dunbartonshire

19.2%

18.6%

5,000

West Lothian

13.6%

17.6%

10,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

31.9%

28.7%

62,000

Rest of Scotland

14.7%

15.4%

211,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

19.9%

19.7%

121,000

Other Urban Areas

16.4%

16.0%

74,000

Accessible Small Towns

14.6%

16.4%

28,000

Remote Small Towns

13.4%

16.0%

7,000

Accessible Rural

14.2%

14.0%

31,000

Remote Rural

13.7%

15.9%

13,000