Scottish household survey 2016: key findings

Short report summarising the key findings from the Scottish household survey 2016: annual report.

Economic activity


83% of adults held some kind of qualifications as compared to 77% of adults in 2007.

This increase is mainly due to an increase in people having a degree or professional qualification.

Level of adult qualification

Employment by gender over time

The percentage of women in work has increased since 1999, narrowing the gap between the number of men and women currently in work*.

* In work includes full and part-time employment and the self-employed. Based on adults aged 16+.

Employment by gender over time


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Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

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