Local Area Labour Markets in Scotland: Statistics from the Annual Population Survey, 2014

Summary publication of results from the Annual Population Survey 2014, presenting analysis on the labour market, education and training. Results are provided for Scotland and local authority areas in Scotland.

About this publication

The Annual Population Survey (APS) is the primary source for information on local labour markets providing headline estimates on employment, unemployment and economic activity in Scotland. It combines results from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the English, Welsh and Scottish Labour Force Survey boosts. The boosts increase the sample size, which means the APS can provide more robust labour market estimates for local areas compared to the main LFS. The Scottish Government funds the boost to the LFS sample in Scotland, taking the sample size from approximately 5,950 households each year to 22,000 households.

This is the twelfth publication of the series. It aims to provide reliable and up-to-date headline information for local area labour markets and covers employment, underemployment, inactivity and youth participation in the labour market within Scotland and its local authorities. Results are provided for the calendar years (January to December) 2004 to 2014, based on the data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 19 March 2015. Users should note that results (including the complete back series) are based on data that has been reweighted to the 2011 Census[1]. Consequently, historical estimates presented here may differ from those presented in previous analyses.


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