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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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Table 13 shows the number, and proportion, of those who are inactive but want to work. People who are inactive may have a willingness to work but are not available or able to do so.

In 2006, the proportion of inactive people who wanted to work was highest in Inverclyde with 38.1% of those inactive stating that they would like to work. Inverclyde also had a relatively high inactivity rate estimate (22.4%).

This pattern of high inactivity and high willingness to work is also apparent when considering the deprivation of areas. In 2006, the proportion of inactive people living in the 15% most deprived areas who wanted to work was estimated to be 33.5%, higher than the estimated rate for the rest of Scotland at 26.9%.

Table 13: Working age economically inactive people by willingness to work, 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

% Who
want to
work

% Who
want to
work

Level
Want to
Work

Level
Do not Want
to Work

All Inactive

Scotland

29.8%

28.6%

178,500

446,300

624,900

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

30.6%

31.0%

6,300

14,100

20,500

Aberdeenshire

28.9%

26.1%

5,800

16,400

22,200

Angus

33.7%

34.0%

3,300

6,300

9,600

Argyll & Bute

30.3%

31.2%

2,700

6,000

8,800

Clackmannanshire

35.6%

33.4%

2,200

4,400

6,600

Dumfries & Galloway

29.5%

22.9%

3,300

11,000

14,200

Dundee City

29.2%

35.7%

6,900

12,400

19,300

East Ayrshire

37.5%

29.5%

4,800

11,500

16,400

East Dunbartonshire

25.7%

31.4%

3,200

7,000

10,200

East Lothian

27.7%

22.3%

2,400

8,200

10,600

East Renfrewshire

22.2%

23.5%

2,400

7,900

10,300

Edinburgh, City of

23.7%

17.1%

9,500

46,200

55,600

Eilean Siar

38.0%

*

*

*

2,200

Falkirk

35.6%

31.6%

4,900

10,700

15,600

Fife

31.2%

28.6%

11,600

29,000

40,600

Glasgow City

37.3%

32.0%

35,600

75,800

111,400

Highland

30.3%

32.2%

7,000

14,800

21,800

Inverclyde

26.5%

38.1%

4,200

6,900

11,100

Midlothian

29.2%

26.0%

1,800

5,200

7,000

Moray

32.3%

29.5%

2,700

6,500

9,200

North Ayrshire

30.7%

34.0%

6,200

12,000

18,200

North Lanarkshire

17.4%

32.3%

14,200

29,800

44,000

Orkney Islands

33.4%

*

*

*

1,800

Perth & Kinross

26.9%

25.4%

3,400

10,100

13,500

Renfrewshire

26.7%

24.3%

5,000

15,500

20,500

Scottish Borders

24.1%

24.6%

2,800

8,500

11,200

Shetland Islands

32.9%

*

*

*

1,400

South Ayrshire

28.4%

23.6%

3,200

10,300

13,500

South Lanarkshire

31.5%

26.2%

9,400

26,400

35,800

Stirling

21.5%

25.4%

2,900

8,600

11,600

West Dunbartonshire

39.5%

28.3%

3,400

8,700

12,100

West Lothian

29.2%

28.9%

5,200

12,800

18,000

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

38.5%

33.5%

52,500

104,100

156,700

Rest of Scotland

27.1%

26.9%

126,000

342,200

468,200

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

30.0%

28.1%

79,000

202,100

281,100

Other Urban Areas

31.4%

30.4%

52,800

120,600

173,400

Accessible Small Towns

26.5%

27.0%

15,200

40,900

56,100

Remote Small Towns

30.3%

31.4%

6,600

14,400

21,000

Accessible Rural

26.8%

26.0%

15,700

44,800

60,500

Remote Rural

30.6%

28.0%

9,200

23,600

32,800