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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
Chapter 2 - Labour market analysis

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Chapter 2 - Labour market analysis

Employment

In 2006, the number of working age people in employment was estimated at 2.365 million (75.7%). A further 82,600 people over working age were estimated to be in employment. Table 1 shows the variation in employment rates across local authorities. Glasgow City had the lowest employment rate with only 64.7% of its working age population in work.

In 2006, the employment rate estimate for the 15% most deprived areas in Scotland was 56.0%; considerably lower than that for the rest of Scotland (79.1%).

The employment rate estimates were highest for accessible rural areas (80.8%). This compares to an employment rate estimate of 72.6% for large urban areas.

Table 1: Working age employment rates and levels, 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

74.9%

75.7%

2,365,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

78.5%

80.6%

103,500

Aberdeenshire

80.2%

81.4%

115,500

Angus

77.1%

80.4%

51,100

Argyll & Bute

77.2%

80.5%

41,400

Clackmannanshire

73.0%

72.0%

20,500

Dumfries & Galloway

78.5%

79.6%

66,500

Dundee City

71.8%

72.1%

59,900

East Ayrshire

69.8%

72.1%

51,600

East Dunbartonshire

80.5%

80.9%

53,100

East Lothian

77.9%

78.7%

44,900

East Renfrewshire

79.4%

78.9%

44,700

Edinburgh, City of

77.1%

77.0%

227,800

Eilean Siar

80.4%

80.0%

11,500

Falkirk

76.0%

77.8%

70,300

Fife

76.7%

76.3%

166,600

Glasgow City

65.9%

64.7%

241,200

Highland

80.8%

79.8%

97,800

Inverclyde

70.6%

72.3%

35,900

Midlothian

79.5%

81.4%

41,400

Moray

76.3%

78.5%

39,800

North Ayrshire

72.0%

70.9%

57,700

North Lanarkshire

71.3%

73.1%

145,700

Orkney Islands

84.7%

83.2%

9,400

Perth & Kinross

77.5%

79.5%

62,200

Renfrewshire

74.4%

76.8%

79,800

Scottish Borders

78.0%

79.2%

50,300

Shetland Islands

85.3%

84.9%

11,000

South Ayrshire

74.1%

74.4%

48,500

South Lanarkshire

74.2%

77.3%

146,500

Stirling

76.0%

74.8%

40,600

West Dunbartonshire

71.0%

73.4%

41,800

West Lothian

76.2%

79.2%

86,600

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

56.2%

56.0%

251,400

Rest of Scotland

78.0%

79.1%

2,113,500

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

72.3%

72.6%

896,500

Other Urban Areas

75.5%

76.6%

717,300

Accessible Small Towns

75.3%

76.8%

223,800

Remote Small Towns

78.2%

78.0%

86,700

Accessible Rural

78.7%

80.8%

297,700

Remote Rural

78.8%

79.4%

142,900