Table 25 Drug treatment and testing orders commenced by age, gender, employment status, ethnicity and length of orders: 2014-15 to 2018-19

2014-15 2015-16 2016-173 2017-183 2018-19
Number
Total 551 533 475 576 595
Age group1
16-17 1 1 - 1 -
18-20 16 10 8 5 6
21-25 60 52 48 54 35
26-30 118 124 91 114 110
31-40 261 249 243 285 290
Over 40 95 97 85 117 154
Gender
Male 437 421 380 463 473
Female 114 112 95 113 122
Employment status
Full-time education 1 7 - - 1
Employed/self employed 10 18 15 9 13
Unemployed 294 317 270 342 321
Government training scheme 1 1 - - 2
Economically inactive2 152 144 135 156 151
Other 91 45 30 46 31
Not known 2 1 25 23 76
Ethnicity
White 534 503 453 551 561
Asian 1 3 3 - -
African, Caribbean or Black - - 1 5 1
Mixed 2 4 1 2 -
Other - 4 - 1 -
Not known/not provided 14 19 17 17 33
Average length (months) 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.9 17.4
Percentage
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Age group1
16-17 * * - * -
18-20 2.9 1.9 1.7 0.9 1.0
21-25 10.9 9.8 10.1 9.4 5.9
26-30 21.4 23.3 19.2 19.8 18.5
31-40 47.4 46.7 51.2 49.5 48.7
Over 40 17.2 18.2 17.9 20.3 25.9
Gender
Male 79.3 79.0 80.0 80.4 79.5
Female 20.7 21.0 20.0 19.6 20.5
Employment status (where known)
Full-time education * 1.3 - - *
Employed/self employed 1.8 3.4 3.3 1.6 2.5
Unemployed 53.6 59.6 60.0 61.8 61.8
Government training scheme * * - - *
Economically inactive2 27.7 27.1 30.0 28.2 29.1
Other 16.6 8.5 6.7 8.3 6.0
Ethnicity (where known)
White 99.4 97.9 98.9 98.6 99.8
Asian * 0.6 0.7 - -
African, Caribbean or Black - - * 0.9 *
Mixed * 0.8 * * -
Other - 0.8 - * -

Note: Figures include DTTO IIs, which have been piloted in the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian areas since June 2008.

1. Age is at commencement of order. Figures may include a small number of under 16s.

2. Includes those who are retired, supported by family, caring for home/family or long-term sick/disabled.

3. Figures for 2016-17 & 2017-18 have been revised from those previously published due to the receipt of updated information from some councils.


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