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 Able Scotland Participants

Work Able Scotland Participants

Information about Work Able Scotland participants is presented in this section for people who started on the service, and those who had achieved short job outcomes at 28 September 2018. The information is derived directly from data collected by WAS service providers. Information on those achieving sustained job outcomes (n=47) is not included as breakdowns would be disclosive. Some caution is advised in interpreting findings on short job outcomes (n=125) relative to starts (n=1,095), due to the disparity in size of groups. The statistics are derived from information collected for equalities monitoring purposes. All information is self-reported.

Figure 11: Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by age (Figure 11A) and gender (Figure 11B)

Figure 11: Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by age (Figure 11A) and gender (Figure 11B)

Table 17: Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by age (Table 17A) and gender (Table 17B)

Table 17A: WAS participants achieving short job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by age

Age Group[16]

Total

% by age group

18-24

11

8.8

25-34

34

27.2

35-49

48

38.4

50-64

32

25.6

Total

125

100


Table 17B: WAS participants achieving short job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by gender

Gender

Total

% by gender

Female

57

45.6

Male

68

54.4

Total

125

100

Table 18: Work Able Scotland participants, by age and gender

Table 18: WAS participants, by age and gender

Age Group[17]

Female

Male

% by age group

Total

18-24

48

76

11.3

124

25-34

99

157

23.4

256

35-49

168

211

34.6

379

50-64

161

175

30.7

336

% by gender

43.5

56.5

100

Total

476

619

1,095

Figure 11A and Table 17A show that the proportion of participants in each age group who achieved short job outcomes is broadly similar to those who joined the service. 64% of participants achieving short job outcomes were aged 35 or over, which is similar to those joining the service in the same age group (65%, Table 18). However, a higher proportion of participants in the 25-34 age group (27%) achieved job outcomes, than those that started on the service (23%); whilst the proportion of 50-64 year olds achieving short job outcomes (26%) was less than those who joined WAS (31%). Females accounted for 46% of those achieving short job outcomes (Figure 11B, Table 17B), and 44% of all those joining the service.

Figure 12: Type of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Figure 12: Type of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Table 19: Type of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Table 19: Type of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by WAS participants achieving short job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Type of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty

Number of all types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported

% all types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported

Mental health

76

46.3

Other disability, impairment or medical condition

24

14.6

Long standing illness

19

11.6

Learning difficulty

18

11

Physical impairment/mobility

12

7.3

Social/communication

10

6.1

Deaf/hearing impairment; Visual impairment[17]

5

3

Total

164[11]

100[6]

Table 20: Type of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by Work Able Scotland participants

Table 20: Type of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by WAS participants

Type of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty

Number of all types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported

% of all types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported

Mental health

698

46.2

Other disability, impairment or medical condition

209

13.8

Long standing illness

167

11.1

Physical impairment/mobility

163

10.8

Learning difficulty

122

8.1

Social/communication

79

5.2

Deaf/hearing impairment

42

2.8

Visual impairment

30

2.0

Total

1,510[12]

100

Figure 12 and Table 19 show that around 46% of all types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by those achieving short job outcomes were mental health conditions. This is the same as the proportion of mental health conditions reported by those that joined the service (46%; Table 20). Other disabilities, impairments or medical conditions accounted for about 15% of all types that were reported by individuals achieving short job outcomes, compared with 14% reported by those that started on WAS.

Around 12% of all types of condition reported by those achieving short job outcomes were long standing illnesses; similar to those reported by starts (11%). A learning difficulty accounted for 11% of all types of condition reported by those achieving short job outcomes; this was higher than the proportion of those who started on the service reporting a learning difficulty (8%). Conversely, physical impairments accounted for 7% of all types of condition reported by those achieving short job outcomes but 11% of all types of condition reported by those joining WAS.

Figure 13: Number of types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes, at
28 September 2018

Figure 13: Number of types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Table 21: Number of types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes, at
28 September 2018

Table 21: Number of types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by WAS participants achieving short job outcomes, at 28 September 2018

Number of types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty

Number of WAS participants

% of WAS participants

1

75

60

2

30

24

3 or more

8

6.4

Unknown

12

9.6

Total

125

100

Table 22: Number of types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by Work Able Scotland participants

Table 22: Number of types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty reported by WAS participants

Number of types of impairment / health condition / learning difficulty

Number of WAS participants

% of WAS participants

1

653

59.6

2

274

25

3 or more

95

8.7

Unknown

73

6.7

Total

1,095

100

Figure 13 and Table 21 show that whilst the majority (60%) of WAS participants that achieved short job outcomes reported having one type of long-term health impairment / health condition / learning difficulty, just under a third (30%) reported having 2 or more. This is broadly in line with the number of conditions reported by individuals joining the service (Table 22).

Table 23: Work Able Scotland participants achieving short job outcomes at
28 September 2018, by ethnic group

Table 23: WAS participants achieving short job outcomes at 28 September 2018, by ethnic group

Ethnic group

Number of WAS participants

% of WAS participants

White

120

96

Minority ethnic[8]

5

4

Total

125

100

Table 24: Work Able Scotland participants, by ethnic group

Table 24: WAS participants, by ethnic group

Ethnic group

Number of WAS participants

% of WAS participants

White

1,070

97.7

Minority ethnic[8]

23

2.1

Unknown

2

0.2

Total

1,095

100

Table 23 shows that 4% of participants who achieved short job outcomes reported being from minority ethnic groups. This is higher than that reported by individuals joining the service (2%; Table 24).


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