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
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Table 15 shows economic inactivity rate estimates for working age females for 2006. The three local authority areas with the highest female inactivity rate estimates in 2006 were: Glasgow City (34.3%), North Ayrshire (27.4%) and Clackmannanshire (27.3%). The working age female economic inactivity rate estimate was higher than the corresponding male rate in every local authority area.

In 2006, the female inactivity rate estimate in the 15% most deprived areas was 40.9%, significantly higher than that for the rest of Scotland at 20.7%.

In terms of urban/rural areas, in 2006, female inactivity (like male inactivity) was most evident in large urban areas (with an estimated rate of 26.5%).

Table 15: Economic inactivity rates and levels for working age females, 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

Proportion

Proportion

Level
Inactive

Scotland

24.5%

23.7%

362,100

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

21.5%

19.5%

12,000

Aberdeenshire

21.0%

20.6%

14,000

Angus

23.5%

18.9%

5,800

Argyll & Bute

21.1%

21.3%

5,200

Clackmannanshire

29.3%

27.3%

3,800

Dumfries & Galloway

23.1%

20.4%

8,200

Dundee City

27.7%

26.1%

10,600

East Ayrshire

29.8%

26.4%

9,300

East Dunbartonshire

19.8%

17.1%

5,500

East Lothian

21.4%

22.6%

6,300

East Renfrewshire

22.0%

23.4%

6,400

Edinburgh, City of

21.6%

22.1%

32,200

Eilean Siar

16.8%

18.2%

1,200

Falkirk

24.1%

22.1%

9,800

Fife

23.9%

22.4%

23,900

Glasgow City

31.2%

34.3%

64,600

Highland

17.2%

20.7%

12,100

Inverclyde

25.4%

22.8%

5,700

Midlothian

19.0%

16.6%

4,100

Moray

24.3%

22.3%

5,400

North Ayrshire

27.0%

27.4%

10,900

North Lanarkshire

26.4%

26.2%

25,700

Orkney Islands

16.2%

19.4%

1,000

Perth & Kinross

24.9%

21.1%

8,100

Renfrewshire

24.0%

21.1%

10,800

Scottish Borders

24.2%

22.9%

7,100

Shetland Islands

15.0%

*

*

South Ayrshire

25.4%

24.0%

7,700

South Lanarkshire

26.9%

21.2%

19,800

Stirling

23.8%

25.3%

6,700

West Dunbartonshire

28.4%

23.9%

6,800

West Lothian

22.7%

19.8%

10,600

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

40.7%

40.9%

92,400

Rest of Scotland

21.7%

20.7%

269,800

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

26.1%

26.5%

162,600

Other Urban Areas

24.3%

22.0%

101,300

Accessible Small Towns

24.0%

21.8%

30,800

Remote Small Towns

21.5%

21.6%

11,500

Accessible Rural

22.6%

21.1%

37,200

Remote Rural

22.3%

22.3%

18,800