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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There were differences in the employment rate estimates for working aged men and women in 2006. The rate for males was higher at 78.3%, compared to an estimate of 73.1% for females. The total number of working age males in employment, in 2006, was estimated at just over 1.247 million with a further 26,300 over working age in employment. The total number of working age females in employment was estimated at nearly 1.118 million with a further 56,400 over working age in employment.

Table 2 shows that the three local authority areas which had the highest male employment rate estimates in 2006 were: Orkney Islands (85.4%), Shetland Islands (85.4%), and Aberdeenshire (85.3%).

In terms of urban/rural areas, the 2006 male employment rate estimate was lowest in large urban areas (75.0%) and highest in accessible rural areas (84.9%).

Table 2: Male working age employment rates and levels, 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

77.6%

78.3%

1,247,200

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

81.0%

83.2%

55,900

Aberdeenshire

84.6%

85.3%

63,000

Angus

81.5%

83.3%

27,500

Argyll & Bute

79.1%

83.9%

22,700

Clackmannanshire

78.5%

76.3%

11,100

Dumfries & Galloway

82.3%

81.9%

35,400

Dundee City

75.4%

74.3%

31,400

East Ayrshire

73.8%

73.9%

26,900

East Dunbartonshire

83.1%

82.0%

27,500

East Lothian

80.0%

82.5%

24,100

East Renfrewshire

82.1%

83.3%

24,300

Edinburgh, City of

79.2%

79.9%

119,700

Eilean Siar

78.1%

79.6%

6,200

Falkirk

78.2%

80.5%

36,800

Fife

80.5%

78.9%

88,000

Glasgow City

67.3%

66.5%

123,000

Highland

80.9%

81.6%

52,200

Inverclyde

70.0%

71.5%

17,800

Midlothian

81.1%

84.2%

22,100

Moray

80.2%

81.6%

21,700

North Ayrshire

74.4%

74.2%

30,800

North Lanarkshire

72.9%

76.7%

77,600

Orkney Islands

87.1%

85.4%

5,100

Perth & Kinross

82.2%

83.3%

33,200

Renfrewshire

76.1%

77.2%

40,700

Scottish Borders

82.8%

84.2%

27,500

Shetland Islands

88.6%

85.4%

5,900

South Ayrshire

77.0%

76.8%

25,600

South Lanarkshire

78.6%

78.3%

75,500

Stirling

77.9%

77.8%

21,500

West Dunbartonshire

74.3%

75.0%

21,500

West Lothian

77.5%

81.2%

45,100

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

59.5%

58.4%

130,200

Rest of Scotland

80.4%

81.5%

1,117,000

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

74.3%

75.0%

465,900

Other Urban Areas

78.6%

78.8%

375,600

Accessible Small Towns

77.7%

78.5%

117,600

Remote Small Towns

80.6%

80.0%

46,100

Accessible Rural

82.4%

84.9%

163,600

Remote Rural

81.3%

82.0%

78,400