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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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By gender

The working age employment rate in Scotland was higher for males than females in 2005. The rate for males was estimated at 77.6% compared to an estimate of 72.1% for females. The total number of working age males in employment, in 2005, was estimated at 1.235 million with a further 24,000 over working age in employment. The total number of working age females in employment was estimated at 1.104 million with a further 52,000 over working age in employment.

Table 2 shows that the three local authority areas which had the highest male employment rate estimates in 2005 were: Shetland Islands (88.6%), Orkney Islands (87.1%) and Aberdeenshire (84.6%).

In terms of urban/rural areas, the 2005 male employment rate estimate was lowest in large urban areas (74.2%) and highest in accessible rural areas (83.1%).

Table 2: Male working age employment rates and levels, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

77.8%

77.6%

1,235,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

81.6%

81.0%

55,000

Aberdeenshire

85.5%

84.6%

62,000

Angus

80.0%

81.5%

27,000

Argyll & Bute

79.5%

79.1%

21,000

Clackmannanshire

76.8%

78.5%

11,000

Dumfries & Galloway

82.1%

82.3%

36,000

Dundee City

69.5%

75.4%

32,000

East Ayrshire

74.6%

73.8%

27,000

East Dunbartonshire

84.8%

83.1%

28,000

East Lothian

78.4%

80.0%

23,000

East Renfrewshire

82.8%

82.1%

24,000

Edinburgh, City of

78.8%

79.2%

118,000

Eilean Siar

77.1%

78.1%

6,000

Falkirk

80.3%

78.2%

36,000

Fife

79.2%

80.5%

89,000

Glasgow City

66.9%

67.3%

124,000

Highland

86.5%

80.9%

52,000

Inverclyde

68.5%

70.0%

18,000

Midlothian

83.1%

81.1%

21,000

Moray

81.1%

80.2%

21,000

North Ayrshire

71.4%

74.4%

31,000

North Lanarkshire

74.4%

72.9%

74,000

Orkney Islands

89.0%

87.1%

5,000

Perth & Kinross

82.7%

82.2%

33,000

Renfrewshire

75.7%

76.1%

40,000

Scottish Borders

84.4%

82.8%

27,000

Shetland Islands

88.0%

88.6%

6,000

South Ayrshire

75.3%

77.0%

26,000

South Lanarkshire

78.4%

78.6%

76,000

Stirling

80.1%

77.9%

21,000

West Dunbartonshire

72.3%

74.3%

21,000

West Lothian

83.3%

77.5%

42,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

56.5%

59.5%

129,000

Rest of Scotland

81.2%

80.4%

1,106,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

74.2%

74.2%

456,000

Other Urban Areas

78.3%

78.4%

361,000

Accessible Small Towns

80.0%

77.7%

132,000

Remote Small Towns

82.8%

81.2%

35,000

Accessible Rural

82.2%

83.1%

182,000

Remote Rural

83.6%

80.9%

68,000