Scotland's Labour Market: People, Places and Regions – Protected Characteristics. Statistics from the Annual Population Survey 2021

Summary publication of results from the ONS Annual Population Survey January to December 2021, presenting analysis on the labour market by protected characteristics including age, sex, disability and ethnicity.

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How to access background or source data

Results are provided for January to December 2004 through to January to December 2021. This is based on data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 13 September 2022.

Supporting data for indicators at local authority level are available in the Scotland's Labour Market- People Places and Regions – Protected Characteristics – Background Tables

Data and charts provided in this publication are also available in the Scotland's Labour Market- People Places and Regions – Protected Characteristics – Charts

Annual Population Survey information is also available on the Scottish Government Open Data Platform

ONS also release rolling quarterly Annual Population Survey datasets covering the periods April to March, July to June and October to September. The data for these time periods have not been used or presented within this publication. The data for these time periods are available on Nomis.

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