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.


1. More information about the 2011 Census reweighting of can be found at

2. Further information about the Cohesion Purpose Target is available at http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/purposes/cohesion

3. Estimates [from April 2013 onwards] are based on the core definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010, as specified in the Government Statistical Service (GSS) Harmonised Standards for questions on disability. It includes people with a health condition or illness lasting 12 months or more that reduces their ability to carry out day-to-day activities. It excludes certain non-core groups covered by the Equality Act, such as those with progressive or past conditions that do not currently limit their activities, and conditions that only limit their activities without medication or treatment. The introduction of this new definition means that estimates are not directly comparable with earlier periods.

4. A graduate is defined here as a person with a degree level qualification or higher.

5. Underemployment includes all employed persons (16+) who were willing to work extra hours in their current role, an additional job or a different job altogether for the same rate of pay. Underemployment rate = level of 16+ underemployed / level of 16+ in employment

6. The official source for public sector employment is the Quarterly Public Sector Employment Series (QPSE). The APS is the preferred source for disaggregation by gender and age at local level. However, due to self-reporting, the APS tends to over-estimate the size of the public sector

7. The LFS asks respondents if they had a paid or unpaid job for one hour or more during the reference period, but this excludes casual or holiday work.

8. Information on the range of targets and indicators which comprise the National Performance Framework can be found on the Scotland Performs website: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/scotPerforms

9. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=1537&Pos=&ColRank=2&Rank=544


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