Annual Population Survey in Scotland 2007: A Compendium of Labour Market Statistics

Listen

By occupation

Table 11 shows that employed people were quite well spread across the 9 occupation groups in Scotland in 2007.

The associate professional and technical occupation group had the largest share in 2007, an estimated 14.7% of all those in employment worked in this group.

The process, plant and machine operatives occupation group had the lowest share in 2007, an estimated 7.3% of all those in employment worked in this group.

Table 11: Proportion and level of people in employment by occupational group, 2006-2007

Occupational Group

2006

2007

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Managers and Senior Officials

12.8%

13.1%

329,200

Professional occupations

13.1%

13.1%

329,400

Associate Professional and Technical

13.9%

14.7%

368,900

Administrative and Secretarial

12.1%

11.3%

284,300

Skilled Trades Occupations

11.3%

11.3%

284,800

Personal Service Occupations

8.8%

9.1%

228,500

Sales and Customer Service Occupations

8.2%

8.3%

207,500

Process, Plant and Machine Operatives

7.6%

7.3%

183,000

Elementary Occupations

12.2%

11.9%

298,600