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

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Children living in workless households

The proportion of dependent children aged under 19 years who were living in households where no one was in work was estimated to be 15.3% in 2007.

Table 21: Proportion and level of children living in workless households, 2006-2007

Geography
(Residence Based)

2006

2007

Proportion

Proportion

Level Children

Scotland

16.1%

15.3%

159,900

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

11.8%

13.0%

4,700

Aberdeenshire

6.0%

5.5%

3,000

Angus

12.3%

12.4%

2,800

Argyll & Bute

8.9%

10.3%

1,900

Clackmannanshire

24.1%

22.6%

2,200

Dumfries & Galloway

9.5%

9.4%

2,600

Dundee City

22.5%

23.5%

6,200

East Ayrshire

17.3%

19.1%

4,400

East Dunbartonshire

10.0%

7.8%

1,900

East Lothian

10.7%

10.8%

2,400

East Renfrewshire

6.4%

7.4%

1,500

Edinburgh, City of

10.4%

15.1%

12,500

Eilean Siar

*

*

*

Falkirk

14.4%

13.4%

4,000

Fife

18.3%

14.3%

10,800

Glasgow City

39.0%

33.6%

37,600

Highland

5.8%

6.3%

2,600

Inverclyde

16.3%

15.7%

2,700

Midlothian

18.9%

15.2%

2,400

Moray

10.7%

8.6%

1,600

North Ayrshire

17.2%

18.4%

5,500

North Lanarkshire

20.0%

19.3%

14,200

Orkney Islands

*

*

*

Perth & Kinross

8.6%

9.3%

2,700

Renfrewshire

12.1%

12.9%

4,500

Scottish Borders

12.6%

7.9%

1,700

Shetland Islands

*

*

*

South Ayrshire

14.0%

11.0%

2,300

South Lanarkshire

16.0%

12.2%

8,000

Stirling

9.5%

11.6%

2,300

West Dunbartonshire

17.1%

21.7%

4,400

West Lothian

13.4%

14.3%

5,600

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

44.5%

42.7%

66,100

Rest of Scotland

10.8%

10.5%

93,700

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

22.5%

21.8%

83,100

Other Urban Areas

16.0%

13.9%

44,000

Accessible Small Towns

14.9%

13.4%

13,600

Remote Small Towns

9.6%

14.8%

5,800

Accessible Rural

6.2%

7.1%

9,900

Remote Rural

5.2%

5.1%

3,500

Enterprise Region

Highlands & Islands

6.7%

7.4%

6,500

Rest of Scotland

16.9%

16.0%

153,300

* - Estimate is below reliability threshold (See Annex A for more details).

In 2007, the proportion of children living in workless households in the 15% most deprived areas was estimated to be 42.7% over four times that for the rest of Scotland at 10.5%.

In terms of urban/rural areas, in 2007, children in large urban areas were more likely to be living in a workless household (an estimated 21.8% of children in large urban areas were living in workless households compared to an estimated 5.1% of children living in remote rural areas).

In 2007, 7.4% of children living in the Highlands & Enterprise area were living in a workless household, compared to 16.0% of children in the rest of Scotland.