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
Economic inactivity

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Economic inactivity

People who are economically inactive are neither employed nor unemployed. Those who are economically inactive are not in work and are not seeking/available for work. Reasons for economic inactivity include being sick or disabled, looking after family or home, being a student and taking early retirement.

All persons

The economic inactivity rate of working age people in Scotland was estimated to be 20.0% in 2006 (Table 12). The total number of working age people who were economically inactive was estimated to be 624,900. Of those who were economically inactive 28.6% want to work ( Table 13).

Table 12: Economic inactivity rates and levels for working age people, 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

20.8%

20.0%

624,900

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

16.9%

15.9%

20,500

Aberdeenshire

16.0%

15.7%

22,200

Angus

18.8%

15.1%

9,600

Argyll & Bute

19.1%

17.1%

8,800

Clackmannanshire

22.8%

23.2%

6,600

Dumfries & Galloway

18.5%

17.1%

14,200

Dundee City

23.3%

23.2%

19,300

East Ayrshire

24.6%

22.9%

16,400

East Dunbartonshire

16.6%

15.6%

10,200

East Lothian

18.9%

18.6%

10,600

East Renfrewshire

17.2%

18.3%

10,300

Edinburgh, City of

19.0%

18.8%

55,600

Eilean Siar

16.1%

15.6%

2,200

Falkirk

20.1%

17.3%

15,600

Fife

19.1%

18.6%

40,600

Glasgow City

27.9%

29.9%

111,400

Highland

16.3%

17.8%

21,800

Inverclyde

24.5%

22.4%

11,100

Midlothian

16.3%

13.7%

7,000

Moray

20.5%

18.1%

9,200

North Ayrshire

22.8%

22.4%

18,200

North Lanarkshire

23.4%

22.1%

44,000

Orkney Islands

13.5%

16.1%

1,800

Perth & Kinross

20.0%

17.3%

13,500

Renfrewshire

21.3%

19.7%

20,500

Scottish Borders

18.3%

17.7%

11,200

Shetland Islands

11.8%

10.7%

1,400

South Ayrshire

21.3%

20.7%

13,500

South Lanarkshire

21.9%

18.9%

35,800

Stirling

20.7%

21.3%

11,600

West Dunbartonshire

23.5%

21.2%

12,100

West Lothian

20.1%

16.5%

18,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

34.8%

34.9%

156,700

Rest of Scotland

18.5%

17.5%

468,200

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

22.8%

22.8%

281,100

Other Urban Areas

20.0%

18.5%

173,400

Accessible Small Towns

20.0%

19.3%

56,100

Remote Small Towns

18.8%

18.9%

21,000

Accessible Rural

18.3%

16.4%

60,500

Remote Rural

18.8%

18.2%

32,800