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Work and Worklessness among Households in Scotland 2009

Work and Worklessness among households in Scotland, 2009


4. Children in Work and Workless Households

  • In 2008, 46.2 per cent of children in working age households in Glasgow were in a working household, compared to 58.9 per cent of children across Scotland (see Chart 5).
  • Almost 24.5 per cent of children in working age households in Glasgow were in a workless household, this equates to almost 1 in 4 children. This compares to 13.7 per cent of children across Scotland (almost 1 in 7 children).
  • In 2008, the total number of children living in workless households in Scotland was 120,700, down 11,300 over the year. Of the 120,700 children, 73.7 per cent (88,900) live in a lone parent household.

Chart 5. Percentage of children in working age households which are WORKING in Scotland, by selected local authority areas, 2008

Chart 5. Percentage of children in working age households which are WORKING in Scotland, by selected local authority areas, 2008

Source: Annual Population Survey (Jan-Dec) Household Datasets

Chart 6. Percentage of children in working age households which are WORKLESS in Scotland, by selected local authority areas, 2008

Chart 6. Percentage of children in working age households which are WORKLESS in Scotland, by selected local authority areas, 2008

Source: Annual Population Survey (Jan-Dec) Household Datasets

Notes: Only local authorities where the values are above the reliability threshold are shown.

Figures on the percentage of children living in mixed households by local authority are available from the web tables.

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