Publication - Statistics

Fair Start Scotland - 2018, quarters 1 and 2, Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland - 2018, quarter 2

Published: 28 Nov 2018
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Work and skills
ISBN:
9781787814189

Fifth publication in a series about the devolved Scottish employability services provides statistics for the first six months of Fair Start Scotland, which launched in April 2018, and the first 18 months of Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, which both launched in April 2017.

Fair Start Scotland - 2018, quarters 1 and 2, Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland - 2018, quarter 2
Work First Scotland Participants

Work First Scotland Participants

Information in the following section is presented for people who started on the service during the period 3 April 2017 and 30 March 2018, and those who had achieved short and sustained job outcomes, as at 28 September 2018. This information is derived directly from data collected by WFS service providers. The total numbers of WFS participants achieving short (1,128) and sustained (792) job outcomes in this section differ slightly from those in the flow diagram on page 7 (1,133 for short, and 795 for sustained job outcomes) because they are derived from separate administrative systems. Please see the Technical Annex for details.

The statistics on type of long-term health condition are derived from information collected by service providers for service delivery purposes, whilst those on age, gender and ethnic group are derived from information collected for equalities monitoring purposes. All information is self-reported.

Figure 7: Work First Scotland participants achieving short (Figure 7A) and sustained (Figure 7B) job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by age and gender

Figure 7: Work First Scotland participants achieving short (Figure 7A) and sustained (Figure 7B) job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by age and gender

Table 8: Work First Scotland participants achieving short (Table 8A) and sustained (Table 8B) job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by age and gender

Table 8A: WFS participants achieving short job outcomes at
28 September 2018, by age and gender

Age Group

Female

Male

Unknown

% by age group

Total

16-24

90

162

4

22.7

256

25-34

102

168

0

23.9

270

35-49

144

218

2

32.3

364

50-65+

91

143

2

20.9

236

Unknown

1

1

0

0.2

2

% by gender

37.9

61.3

0.7

100

Total

428

692

8

1,128

Table 8B: WFS participants achieving sustained job outcomes at
28 September 2018, by age and gender

Age Group

Female

Male

Unknown

% by age group

Total

16-24

54

106

1

20.3

161

25-34

76

112

0

23.7

188

35-49

111

149

2

33.1

262

50-65+

62

115

2

22.6

179

Unknown

1

1

0

0.3

2

% by gender

38.4

61.0

0.6

100

Total

304

483

5

792

Table 9: Work First Scotland participants, by age and gender

Table 9: WFS participants, by age and gender

Age Group

Female

Male

Unknown

% by age group

Total

16-24

281

521

5

18.2

807

25-34

339

632

0

21.9

971

35-49

513

871

4

31.3

1,388

50-65+

460

788

2

28.2

1,250

Unknown

8

8

0

0.4

16

% by gender

36.1

63.6

0.2

100

Total

1,601

2,820

11

4,432

Figures 7A and 7B, alongside Tables 8A and 8B, show that whilst the proportion of participants in each age group who achieved both short and sustained job outcomes is broadly similar to those who joined the service, higher proportions of participants aged under 35 achieved short (47%), and sustained (44%) job outcomes, compared to those in the same age group who joined the service (40%, Table 9). Conversely, lower proportions of those in the older age groups (35 or over) achieved short (53%) and sustained (56%) job outcomes compared to those who joined the service (60%). Females accounted for over a third of all those achieving short or sustained job outcomes, and those joining the service.

Figure 8: Work First Scotland participants achieving short (Figure 8A) and sustained (Figure 8B) job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by type of long-term health condition

Figure 8: Work First Scotland participants achieving short (Figure 8A) and sustained (Figure 8B) job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by type of long-term health condition

Table 10: Type of long-term health conditions reported by Work First Scotland participants achieving short and sustained job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Table 10: Type of long-term health condition reported by WFS participants achieving short and sustained job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Short job outcomes

Sustained job outcomes

Type of long-term health condition

Number of all types of condition reported

% of all types of condition reported

Number of all types of condition reported

% of all types of condition reported

Mental health condition

531

37.4

375

37.6

Long-term illness, disease or condition

246

17.3

164

16.4

Physical disability

225

15.8

160

16

Other Condition

152

10.7

109

10.9

Learning difficulty (for example, dyslexia)

125

8.8

81

8.1

Developmental disorder (for example, Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome)

44

3.1

32

3.2

Blindness or partial sight loss

34

2.4

31

3.1

Deafness or partial hearing loss

33

2.3

28

2.8

Learning disability (for example, Down’s Syndrome)

30

2.1

18

1.8

Total

1,420[11]

100[6]

998[11]

100[6]

Table 11: Type of long-term health condition reported by Work First Scotland participants

Table 11: Type of long-term health conditions reported by WFS participants

Type of long-term health condition

Number of all types of condition reported

% of all types of condition reported

Mental health condition

1,948

32.8

Long-term illness, disease or condition

1,036

17.4

Physical disability

1,031

17.3

Other condition

642

10.8

Learning difficulty (for example, dyslexia)

570

9.6

Deafness or partial hearing loss

207

3.5

Developmental disorder (for example, Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome)

176

3.0

Blindness or partial sight loss

171

2.9

Learning disability (for example, Down’s Syndrome)

164

2.8

Total

5,945[12]

100[6]

Figures 8A and 8B, alongside Tables 10 and 11, show that over a third of all types of condition reported by participants achieving short (37%) and sustained (38%) job outcomes were mental health conditions, and this is higher than the proportion reported by those joining the service (33%). Overall, the distribution of types of long-term health conditions was broadly similar for those achieving short and sustained outcomes, and for those joining the service. Long-term illnesses, diseases or conditions accounted for around 17% and 16% of all types of conditions reported by participants who achieved short and sustained job outcomes, respectively, with physical disabilities accounting for similar proportions. A learning difficulty accounted for 9% and 8% of all types of conditions reported for those achieving short and sustained outcomes, respectively, and 10% for those joining WFS.

Figure 9: Number of types of long-term health condition reported by Work First Scotland participants achieving short (Figure 9A) and sustained (Figure 9B) job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Figure 9: Number of types of long-term health condition reported by Work First Scotland participants achieving short (Figure 9A) and sustained (Figure 9B) job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Table 12: Number of types of long-term health condition reported by Work First Scotland participants achieving short and sustained job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Table 12: Number of types of long-term health condition reported by WFS participants achieving short and sustained job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Short job outcomes

Sustained job outcomes

Number of types of long-term health condition

Number of WFS participants

% of WFS participants

Number of WFS participants

% of WFS participants

1

880

78

625

78.9

2

208

18.4

130

16.4

3 or more

39

3.5

36

4.5

Unknown

1

0.1

1

0.1

Total

1,128

100

792

100[6]

Table 13: Number of types of long-term health condition reported by Work First Scotland participants

Table 13: Number of types of long-term health condition reported by WFS participants

Number of types of long-term health condition

Number of WFS participants

% of WFS participants

1

3,215

72.5

2

945

21.3

3 or more

266

6.0

Unknown

6

0.1

Total

4,432

100[6]

Figures 9A and 9B, together with Table 12, show that more than three quarters of participants achieving short (78%) and sustained (79%) job outcomes reported having one long-term health condition, and this is higher than the proportion of individuals joining the service with one condition (73%, Table 13). Whilst 27% of those joining the service reported having 2 or more conditions, lower proportions of those with 2 or more conditions achieved short (22%) and sustained (21%) job outcomes.

Table 14: Work First Scotland participants achieving short and sustained job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by ethnic group

Table 14: WFS participants achieving short and sustained job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by ethnic group

Short job outcomes

Sustained job outcomes

Ethnic group

Number of WFS participants

% of WFS participants

Number of WFS participants

% of WFS participants

White

1,041

92.3

727

91.8

Minority ethnic[8]

50

4.4

34

4.3

Unknown

37

3.3

31

3.9

Total

1,128

100

792

100

Table 15: Work First Scotland participants, by ethnic group

Table 15: WFS participants, by ethnic group

Ethnic group

Number of WFS participants

% of WFS participants

White

4,105

92.6

Minority ethnic[8]

166

3.7

Unknown

161

3.6

Total

4,432

100[6]

Tables 14 and 15 show that around 4% of participants achieving short and sustained job outcomes, as well as those joining the service, reported being from minority ethnic groups.


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