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 15 shows economic inactivity rate estimates for working age females for 2005. The three local authority areas with the highest female inactivity rate estimates in 2005 were: Glasgow City (31.2%), East Ayrshire (29.8%) and Clackmannanshire (29.3%). The working age female economic inactivity rate estimate was higher than the corresponding male rate in every local authority area.

In 2005, the female inactivity rate estimate in the 15% most deprived areas was 39.9%, significantly higher than that for the rest of Scotland at 21.9%.

In terms of urban/rural areas, in 2005, female inactivity (like male inactivity) was most evident in large urban areas (with an estimated rate of 26.0%).

Table 15: Economic inactivity rates and levels for working age females, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Level
Inactive

Scotland

25.1%

24.5%

375,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

25.8%

21.5%

13,000

Aberdeenshire

23.6%

21.0%

14,000

Angus

25.8%

23.5%

7,000

Argyll & Bute

22.2%

21.1%

5,000

Clackmannanshire

27.8%

29.3%

4,000

Dumfries & Galloway

21.8%

23.1%

9,000

Dundee City

27.1%

27.7%

11,000

East Ayrshire

27.7%

29.8%

10,000

East Dunbartonshire

19.5%

19.8%

6,000

East Lothian

22.6%

21.4%

6,000

East Renfrewshire

22.0%

22.0%

6,000

Edinburgh, City of

24.1%

21.6%

31,000

Eilean Siar

14.8%

16.8%

1,000

Falkirk

23.4%

24.1%

11,000

Fife

20.4%

23.9%

25,000

Glasgow City

33.0%

31.2%

58,000

Highland

18.5%

17.2%

10,000

Inverclyde

27.2%

25.4%

6,000

Midlothian

20.0%

19.0%

5,000

Moray

23.7%

24.3%

6,000

North Ayrshire

31.0%

27.0%

11,000

North Lanarkshire

29.6%

26.4%

26,000

Orkney Islands

18.0%

16.2%

1,000

Perth & Kinross

23.6%

24.9%

10,000

Renfrewshire

23.6%

24.0%

12,000

Scottish Borders

23.5%

24.2%

7,000

Shetland Islands

16.7%

15.0%

1,000

South Ayrshire

23.1%

25.4%

8,000

South Lanarkshire

24.5%

26.9%

25,000

Stirling

23.8%

23.8%

6,000

West Dunbartonshire

28.0%

28.4%

8,000

West Lothian

21.7%

22.7%

12,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

41.6%

39.9%

90,000

Rest of Scotland

22.1%

21.9%

285,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

27.9%

26.0%

158,000

Other Urban Areas

24.1%

24.4%

108,000

Accessible Small Towns

23.0%

24.0%

38,000

Remote Small Towns

21.2%

20.7%

9,000

Accessible Rural

23.6%

22.8%

46,000

Remote Rural

19.2%

21.2%

16,000