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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
Chapter 2 - Labour market analysis

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Chapter 2 - Labour market analysis

Employment

In 2005, the number of working age people in employment was estimated at 2.339 million (74.9%). A further 76,000 people over working age were estimated to be in employment.

Table 1 shows that two local authority areas had employment rate estimates below 70.0% in 2005: Glasgow City (65.9%) and East Ayrshire (69.8%).

In 2005, the employment rate estimate for the 15% most deprived areas was 56.7%; much lower than that for the rest of Scotland (77.9%).

The 2005 employment rate estimate for larger urban areas (72.3%) was lower than that for accessible rural areas (79.1%).

Table 1: Working age employment rates and levels, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

74.7%

74.9%

2,339,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

76.2%

78.5%

102,000

Aberdeenshire

79.3%

80.2%

114,000

Angus

76.1%

77.1%

49,000

Argyll & Bute

77.6%

77.2%

40,000

Clackmannanshire

72.3%

73.0%

21,000

Dumfries & Galloway

78.8%

78.5%

66,000

Dundee City

68.3%

71.8%

60,000

East Ayrshire

71.6%

69.8%

50,000

East Dunbartonshire

81.3%

80.5%

53,000

East Lothian

76.3%

77.9%

44,000

East Renfrewshire

79.3%

79.4%

45,000

Edinburgh, City of

75.5%

77.1%

227,000

Eilean Siar

79.2%

80.4%

12,000

Falkirk

76.9%

76.0%

69,000

Fife

77.9%

76.7%

167,000

Glasgow City

64.9%

65.9%

245,000

Highland

82.8%

80.8%

99,000

Inverclyde

68.7%

70.6%

35,000

Midlothian

80.0%

79.5%

41,000

Moray

77.6%

76.3%

39,000

North Ayrshire

67.7%

72.0%

59,000

North Lanarkshire

70.6%

71.3%

142,000

Orkney Islands

85.1%

84.7%

10,000

Perth & Kinross

78.2%

77.5%

61,000

Renfrewshire

74.5%

74.4%

78,000

Scottish Borders

79.7%

78.0%

49,000

Shetland Islands

85.8%

85.3%

11,000

South Ayrshire

74.1%

74.1%

48,000

South Lanarkshire

75.5%

74.2%

141,000

Stirling

76.5%

76.0%

41,000

West Dunbartonshire

70.8%

71.0%

40,000

West Lothian

79.1%

76.2%

82,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

54.9%

56.7%

251,000

Rest of Scotland

78.1%

77.9%

2,088,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

71.3%

72.3%

883,000

Other Urban Areas

75.5%

75.3%

680,000

Accessible Small Towns

76.8%

75.3%

249,000

Remote Small Towns

79.5%

78.5%

67,000

Accessible Rural

78.1%

79.1%

334,000

Remote Rural

81.3%

78.9%

126,000