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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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3.Increase graduates as a proportion of the workforce.

The proportion of those aged 25-59/64 in employment who are graduates was estimated to be 22.5% in 2005.

Table 21 shows graduates as a proportion of those in employment aged 25-59/64 in 2005. The City of Edinburgh had the highest estimated proportion (41.3%) and West Dunbartonshire had the lowest estimated proportion (12.1%).

In 2005, the proportion of employed people living in the 15% most deprived areas that were graduates was estimated to be 9.8%, much lower than that for the rest of Scotland at 23.9%.

In terms of urban/rural areas, in 2005, the proportion of graduates making up the workforce was highest for those living in large urban areas.

Table 21: Graduates as a proportion of those in employment aged 25-59/64, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Scotland

21.6%

22.5%

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

24.8%

25.9%

Aberdeenshire

22.0%

23.6%

Angus

16.3%

17.6%

Argyll & Bute

17.5%

15.7%

Clackmannanshire

13.5%

18.8%

Dumfries & Galloway

13.6%

15.0%

Dundee City

20.1%

18.5%

East Ayrshire

12.6%

12.6%

East Dunbartonshire

33.0%

33.0%

East Lothian

21.7%

23.6%

East Renfrewshire

33.3%

35.6%

Edinburgh, City of

41.0%

41.3%

Eilean Siar

14.7%

14.5%

Falkirk

15.5%

17.2%

Fife

16.5%

16.8%

Glasgow City

28.5%

27.6%

Highland

14.3%

16.7%

Inverclyde

17.6%

18.1%

Midlothian

15.7%

15.3%

Moray

12.9%

14.1%

North Ayrshire

14.0%

16.8%

North Lanarkshire

14.2%

14.3%

Orkney Islands

16.6%

17.3%

Perth & Kinross

22.6%

26.6%

Renfrewshire

16.1%

17.7%

Scottish Borders

19.0%

21.1%

Shetland Islands

17.7%

16.5%

South Ayrshire

20.2%

19.4%

South Lanarkshire

18.7%

20.6%

Stirling

31.3%

30.0%

West Dunbartonshire

10.3%

12.1%

West Lothian

15.2%

19.2%

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

8.7%

9.8%

Rest of Scotland

23.0%

23.9%

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

28.4%

28.4%

Other Urban Areas

15.3%

16.9%

Accessible Small Towns

16.7%

18.0%

Remote Small Towns

13.0%

15.5%

Accessible Rural

22.7%

24.5%

Remote Rural

19.0%

18.3%

Note: A graduate is defined here as someone who has obtained a degree level qualification ( SCQF levels 9 to 12).