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
Lone Parents

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Lone Parents

Table 5 shows employment rate estimates for lone parents of working age in 2006. The employment rate estimate of working age lone parents in Scotland was 56.5%.

In 2006, six local authority areas had a lone parent employment rate estimate above 70.0%: Highland (75.5%), East Dunbartonshire (73.5%), East Renfrewshire (72.7%), Argyll & Bute (71.8%), Perth & Kinross (71.3%) and Aberdeenshire (71.3%).

The lone parent employment rate estimate for those living in the 15% most deprived areas was 39.3% in 2006, much lower than that for the rest of Scotland (63.9%).

Table 5: Working age employment rates and levels for lone parents, 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

55.7%

56.5%

104,200

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

68.0%

66.0%

3,600

Aberdeenshire

73.7%

71.3%

3,400

Angus

55.7%

66.7%

2,600

Argyll & Bute

66.8%

71.8%

1,800

Clackmannanshire

39.6%

*

*

Dumfries & Galloway

*

64.1%

2,800

Dundee City

56.9%

52.8%

2,900

East Ayrshire

48.9%

50.1%

2,300

East Dunbartonshire

70.2%

73.5%

1,900

East Lothian

56.6%

52.2%

1,400

East Renfrewshire

64.0%

72.7%

1,500

Edinburgh, City of

64.6%

62.1%

8,200

Eilean Siar

*

*

*

Falkirk

63.0%

54.3%

3,100

Fife

46.0%

49.7%

6,700

Glasgow City

41.8%

44.1%

15,000

Highland

70.4%

75.5%

3,200

Inverclyde

59.0%

54.5%

2,200

Midlothian

57.7%

61.9%

1,800

Moray

57.1%

63.8%

1,500

North Ayrshire

58.1%

54.6%

3,300

North Lanarkshire

56.2%

53.3%

8,000

Orkney Islands

*

*

*

Perth & Kinross

62.4%

71.3%

2,600

Renfrewshire

57.9%

65.0%

4,400

Scottish Borders

71.9%

57.6%

1,600

Shetland Islands

*

*

*

South Ayrshire

58.1%

55.6%

1,900

South Lanarkshire

60.1%

60.9%

6,900

Stirling

66.1%

56.3%

1,500

West Dunbartonshire

48.2%

59.6%

2,500

West Lothian

63.7%

57.1%

4,100

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

38.9%

39.3%

21,800

Rest of Scotland

64.1%

63.9%

82,500

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

51.6%

52.3%

43,700

Other Urban Areas

57.4%

57.2%

34,500

Accessible Small Towns

57.6%

58.7%

9,600

Remote Small Towns

*

66.6%

3,400

Accessible Rural

65.9%

66.2%

8,800

Remote Rural

70.7%

71.5%

4,300

* - Estimate is below reliability threshold (See Annex A for more details).
Note: A lone parent is defined here as a working age adult who is the head of a family with dependent children who is either married but does not live with his/her spouse or is not married and does not live with a partner. Dependent children are defined as those aged 0-15 or aged 16-18 in full-time education.