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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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People aged 50 and over

The employment rate estimate for those aged 50 to the state pension age (59 for females and 64 for males) was 69.1% in Scotland in 2005.

Seven local authority areas had an older person's employment rate estimate above 75.0% in 2005: Shetland Islands (85.8%), East Dunbartonshire (79.2%), Orkney Islands (78.0%), Aberdeenshire (76.5%), Angus (76.3%), Eilean Siar (76.3%) and Scottish Borders (76.1%).

The 2005 employment rate estimate for those aged 50 to the state pension age, living in the 15% most deprived areas, was 49.2%; much lower than that for the rest of Scotland (71.9%).

In terms of urban/rural areas, the 2005 employment rate estimate for those aged 50 to the state pension age was lowest in large urban areas (66.6%) and highest in remote rural areas (74.6%).

Table 6: Working age employment rates and levels for people aged over 50, 2004-2005

Geography (Residence Based)

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

68.6%

69.1%

546,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

74.8%

74.8%

25,000

Aberdeenshire

77.4%

76.5%

31,000

Angus

72.2%

76.3%

14,000

Argyll & Bute

73.7%

71.9%

12,000

Clackmannanshire

69.8%

70.6%

6,000

Dumfries & Galloway

70.0%

68.0%

18,000

Dundee City

66.2%

67.4%

15,000

East Ayrshire

60.4%

57.7%

11,000

East Dunbartonshire

76.5%

79.2%

14,000

East Lothian

70.8%

73.9%

10,000

East Renfrewshire

74.9%

71.2%

10,000

Edinburgh, City of

76.1%

74.5%

47,000

Eilean Siar

75.3%

76.3%

4,000

Falkirk

62.9%

65.7%

15,000

Fife

71.9%

72.0%

41,000

Glasgow City

54.5%

58.8%

44,000

Highland

78.5%

73.6%

27,000

Inverclyde

61.4%

60.5%

8,000

Midlothian

73.7%

69.8%

9,000

Moray

68.1%

73.6%

10,000

North Ayrshire

60.9%

63.9%

13,000

North Lanarkshire

58.2%

58.8%

28,000

Orkney Islands

79.6%

78.0%

3,000

Perth & Kinross

73.1%

74.7%

18,000

Renfrewshire

62.3%

66.2%

17,000

Scottish Borders

77.6%

76.1%

15,000

Shetland Islands

85.9%

85.8%

3,000

South Ayrshire

66.7%

71.2%

14,000

South Lanarkshire

65.4%

66.9%

32,000

Stirling

66.9%

68.4%

10,000

West Dunbartonshire

64.2%

66.0%

9,000

West Lothian

70.2%

67.5%

17,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

46.0%

49.2%

47,000

Rest of Scotland

71.9%

71.9%

499,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

65.7%

66.6%

183,000

Other Urban Areas

67.0%

68.7%

159,000

Accessible Small Towns

68.6%

70.3%

62,000

Remote Small Towns

76.0%

70.3%

17,000

Accessible Rural

73.9%

72.2%

85,000

Remote Rural

76.5%

74.6%

39,000