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Annual Population Survey in Scotland: A Compendium of Labour Market Statistics 2006

Published: 28 Jun 2007
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
0755915477

Summary publication of results from the Annual Population Survey 2006, presenting analysis on the labour market, education and training. Results are provided at Scotland and sub-Scotland levels.

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Annual Population Survey in Scotland: A Compendium of Labour Market Statistics 2006
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By employment type

The number of people employed (16+) in Scotland was estimated to be just under 2.448 million in 2006, 88.8% were employees, 10.5% were self employed, 0.4% were on government training programmes and 0.3% were unpaid family workers. In 2006, the three local authority areas with the highest estimated proportion of self employed were: Orkney Islands (21.1%), Dumfries & Galloway (16.6%) and Argyll & Bute (16.2%).

The proportion of self employed was estimated to be lower for people living in the 15% most deprived areas than for those living in the rest of Scotland in 2006 (5.4% vs. 11.2%).

In terms of urban/rural areas, in 2006, self employment was most prevalent in remote rural areas (with 21.5% of those in employment estimated to be self-employed).

Table 8: Number of people in employment by employment type, 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

% Self Employed

% Self Employed

Level
Employee

Level
Self Employed

Scotland

9.9%

10.5%

2,172,300

258,200

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

8.2%

8.1%

99,800

8,800

Aberdeenshire

12.7%

13.7%

103,200

16,600

Angus

12.0%

12.8%

45,900

6,800

Argyll & Bute

16.7%

16.2%

36,100

7,100

Clackmannanshire

8.3%

9.2%

19,100

1,900

Dumfries & Galloway

14.5%

16.6%

57,800

11,600

Dundee City

7.2%

8.3%

56,400

5,200

East Ayrshire

8.0%

9.4%

48,100

5,100

East Dunbartonshire

10.5%

9.5%

49,900

5,300

East Lothian

12.9%

13.1%

40,400

6,100

East Renfrewshire

12.5%

10.9%

40,800

5,000

Edinburgh, City of

10.6%

11.2%

204,800

26,000

Eilean Siar

12.0%

11.9%

10,600

1,400

Falkirk

7.5%

7.7%

66,400

5,600

Fife

8.4%

10.1%

154,800

17,400

Glasgow City

7.7%

8.8%

223,600

21,800

Highland

13.5%

15.3%

86,700

15,800

Inverclyde

7.2%

9.7%

33,100

3,600

Midlothian

10.9%

9.3%

38,100

3,900

Moray

14.2%

12.5%

36,400

5,300

North Ayrshire

9.3%

9.3%

53,500

5,500

North Lanarkshire

6.9%

8.4%

136,300

12,600

Orkney Islands

19.5%

21.1%

7,500

2,100

Perth & Kinross

12.3%

13.8%

56,000

9,000

Renfrewshire

6.8%

6.4%

76,600

5,300

Scottish Borders

15.4%

14.0%

45,000

7,400

Shetland Islands

14.0%

13.3%

9,500

1,500

South Ayrshire

10.9%

11.7%

43,800

5,900

South Lanarkshire

9.3%

9.3%

134,700

14,000

Stirling

13.8%

12.2%

36,900

5,100

West Dunbartonshire

5.8%

7.2%

39,400

3,100

West Lothian

6.7%

7.2%

81,300

6,300

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

5.0%

5.4%

240,700

14,000

Rest of Scotland

10.5%

11.2%

1,931,600

244,200

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

8.6%

9.0%

833,400

83,100

Other Urban Areas

7.2%

7.9%

675,300

58,300

Accessible Small Towns

9.0%

10.5%

204,700

24,200

Remote Small Towns

12.2%

10.8%

80,100

9,900

Accessible Rural

14.8%

15.9%

260,400

49,800

Remote Rural

21.4%

21.5%

118,400

33,000