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
People aged 50 and over

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People aged 50 and over

The employment rate estimate for those aged 50 to the state pension age (59 for females and 64 for males) was 70.1% in Scotland in 2006.

Three local authority areas had an older person's employment rate estimate above 80.0% in 2006: Shetland Islands (82.2%), Angus (81.0%) and Orkney Islands (80.7%).

The 2006 employment rate estimate for those aged 50 to the state pension age, living in the 15% most deprived areas, was 50.2%; much lower than that for the rest of Scotland (73.2%).

In terms of urban/rural areas, the 2006 employment rate estimate for those aged 50 to the state pension age was lowest in large urban areas (65.9%) and highest in accessible rural areas (76.0%).

Table 6: Working age employment rates and levels for people aged over 50, 2005-2006

Geography (Residence Based)

2005

2006

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

69.1%

70.1%

562,000

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

74.8%

78.2%

25,700

Aberdeenshire

76.5%

78.9%

32,300

Angus

76.3%

81.0%

15,400

Argyll & Bute

71.9%

75.3%

12,300

Clackmannanshire

70.6%

71.3%

6,400

Dumfries & Galloway

68.0%

74.3%

19,300

Dundee City

67.4%

65.4%

13,600

East Ayrshire

57.7%

62.1%

12,300

East Dunbartonshire

79.2%

77.4%

13,300

East Lothian

73.9%

73.8%

10,500

East Renfrewshire

71.2%

74.6%

11,400

Edinburgh, City of

74.5%

73.7%

47,200

Eilean Siar

76.3%

77.1%

3,700

Falkirk

65.7%

66.1%

15,900

Fife

72.0%

70.8%

39,700

Glasgow City

58.8%

55.5%

43,100

Highland

73.6%

75.0%

28,200

Inverclyde

60.5%

64.6%

8,400

Midlothian

69.8%

74.8%

9,600

Moray

73.6%

74.4%

10,500

North Ayrshire

63.9%

62.2%

13,400

North Lanarkshire

58.8%

61.5%

28,600

Orkney Islands

78.0%

80.7%

2,800

Perth & Kinross

74.7%

76.0%

18,400

Renfrewshire

66.2%

67.9%

17,700

Scottish Borders

76.1%

77.2%

15,400

Shetland Islands

85.8%

82.2%

2,600

South Ayrshire

71.2%

70.7%

13,700

South Lanarkshire

66.9%

67.3%

33,200

Stirling

68.4%

71.2%

8,900

West Dunbartonshire

66.0%

72.9%

9,700

West Lothian

67.5%

71.5%

18,900

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

47.2%

50.2%

53,800

Rest of Scotland

72.1%

73.2%

508,200

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

66.7%

65.9%

182,400

Other Urban Areas

68.8%

70.9%

173,200

Accessible Small Towns

69.8%

69.8%

53,500

Remote Small Towns

70.8%

73.3%

22,300

Accessible Rural

72.0%

76.0%

85,000

Remote Rural

74.8%

74.4%

45,600