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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Lone Parents

Table 5 shows employment rate estimates for lone parents of working age in 2005. The employment rate estimate of working age lone parents in Scotland was 55.7%.

In 2005, four local authority areas had a lone parent employment rate estimate above 70.0%: Aberdeenshire (73.7%), Scottish Borders (71.9%), Highland (70.4%) and East Dunbartonshire (70.2%).

The lone parent employment rate estimate for those living in the 15% most deprived areas was 38.3% in 2005, much lower than that for the rest of Scotland (64.7%).

Table 5: Working age employment rates and levels for lone parents, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

53.7%

55.7%

97,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

62.2%

68.0%

5,000

Aberdeenshire

59.1%

73.7%

3,000

Angus

57.9%

55.7%

1,000

Argyll & Bute

65.5%

66.8%

2,000

Clackmannanshire

47.0%

39.6%

1,000

Dumfries & Galloway

68.9%

*

*

Dundee City

55.0%

56.9%

3,000

East Ayrshire

50.6%

48.9%

2,000

East Dunbartonshire

71.1%

70.2%

2,000

East Lothian

66.9%

56.6%

2,000

East Renfrewshire

61.5%

64.0%

1,000

Edinburgh, City of

54.9%

64.6%

8,000

Eilean Siar

*

*

*

Falkirk

63.2%

63.0%

3,000

Fife

52.3%

46.0%

5,000

Glasgow City

36.4%

41.8%

16,000

Highland

67.1%

70.4%

3,000

Inverclyde

48.6%

59.0%

2,000

Midlothian

62.0%

57.7%

2,000

Moray

65.5%

57.1%

1,000

North Ayrshire

48.9%

58.1%

3,000

North Lanarkshire

48.3%

56.2%

8,000

Orkney Islands

*

*

*

Perth & Kinross

61.0%

62.4%

2,000

Renfrewshire

55.0%

57.9%

4,000

Scottish Borders

80.2%

71.9%

2,000

Shetland Islands

*

*

*

South Ayrshire

55.0%

58.1%

2,000

South Lanarkshire

59.7%

60.1%

5,000

Stirling

49.0%

66.1%

2,000

West Dunbartonshire

55.9%

48.2%

2,000

West Lothian

61.3%

63.7%

4,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

36.9%

38.3%

23,000

Rest of Scotland

61.7%

64.7%

75,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

47.4%

51.4%

44,000

Other Urban Areas

55.5%

57.0%

29,000

Accessible Small Towns

65.2%

58.8%

9,000

Remote Small Towns

*

*

*

Accessible Rural

59.8%

66.8%

10,000

Remote Rural

83.5%

71.3%

3,000

* - Estimate is below reliability threshold ( See Annex A for more details).
Note: A lone parent is defined here as a working age adult who is the head of a family with dependent children who is either married but does not live with his/her spouse or is not married and does not live with a partner. Dependent children are defined as those aged 0-15 or aged 16-18 in full-time education.