Publication - Statistics

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
Unemployment (International Labour Organisation ( ILO) definition)

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Unemployment (International Labour Organisation ( ILO) definition)

A total of 134,200 people aged 16 or over were estimated to be unemployed in Scotland in 2006. This was 5.2% of the economically active population.

The unemployment rate estimate in the 15% most deprived areas at 13.6%, was over three times that for the rest of Scotland at 4.1%.

In terms of urban/rural areas, unemployment was highest in large urban areas and other urban areas (both 5.9%).

Table 11: ILO unemployment rates and levels (aged 16 or over), 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

5.3%

5.2%

134,200

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

5.5%

4.2%

4,700

Aberdeenshire

4.4%

3.4%

4,200

Angus

4.9%

5.1%

2,900

Argyll & Bute

4.6%

2.8%

1,300

Clackmannanshire

5.4%

6.1%

1,400

Dumfries & Galloway

3.6%

3.9%

2,900

Dundee City

6.1%

6.0%

4,000

East Ayrshire

7.3%

6.4%

3,700

East Dunbartonshire

3.5%

4.0%

2,400

East Lothian

3.9%

3.3%

1,600

East Renfrewshire

4.0%

3.5%

1,700

Edinburgh, City of

4.8%

5.0%

12,200

Eilean Siar

4.3%

*

*

Falkirk

5.0%

5.9%

4,500

Fife

5.0%

6.1%

11,200

Glasgow City

8.4%

7.6%

20,500

Highland

3.3%

2.8%

3,000

Inverclyde

6.4%

6.7%

2,700

Midlothian

4.9%

5.6%

2,500

Moray

3.9%

3.9%

1,700

North Ayrshire

6.7%

8.8%

5,700

North Lanarkshire

6.9%

6.0%

9,600

Orkney Islands

*

*

*

Perth & Kinross

3.0%

3.7%

2,500

Renfrewshire

5.3%

4.2%

3,600

Scottish Borders

4.5%

3.7%

2,000

Shetland Islands

*

*

*

South Ayrshire

5.7%

5.9%

3,200

South Lanarkshire

5.0%

4.5%

7,200

Stirling

4.1%

4.8%

2,200

West Dunbartonshire

7.1%

6.7%

3,100

West Lothian

4.5%

5.2%

4,800

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

13.6%

13.6%

40,800

Rest of Scotland

4.2%

4.1%

93,400

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

6.2%

5.9%

57,600

Other Urban Areas

5.5%

5.9%

46,600

Accessible Small Towns

5.8%

4.8%

11,600

Remote Small Towns

3.6%

3.7%

3,500

Accessible Rural

3.6%

3.2%

10,500

Remote Rural

2.9%

2.8%

4,500

* - Estimate is below reliability threshold (See Annex A for more details).
Notes:
1. The denominator for the unemployment rate is economic activity (employed plus unemployed).