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

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Table 24: Proportion of 18-29 year olds whose highest qualification was below SCQF level 6, 2006-2007

Geography
(Residence Based)

2006

2007

Proportion

Proportion

Scotland

29.8%

29.8%

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

22.3%

20.5%

Aberdeenshire

38.0%

32.2%

Angus

32.7%

30.4%

Argyll & Bute

38.5%

31.4%

Clackmannanshire

41.6%

44.6%

Dumfries & Galloway

38.0%

39.0%

Dundee City

27.8%

30.0%

East Ayrshire

37.3%

33.6%

East Dunbartonshire

18.0%

20.3%

East Lothian

37.9%

35.2%

East Renfrewshire

23.0%

16.0%

Edinburgh, City of

17.5%

17.1%

Eilean Siar

*

38.5%

Falkirk

35.3%

31.0%

Fife

30.6%

37.7%

Glasgow City

29.1%

29.4%

Highland

30.2%

25.2%

Inverclyde

39.1%

43.3%

Midlothian

31.9%

36.2%

Moray

39.2%

39.7%

North Ayrshire

36.2%

32.9%

North Lanarkshire

39.4%

36.1%

Orkney Islands

*

*

Perth & Kinross

29.2%

35.0%

Renfrewshire

29.3%

31.0%

Scottish Borders

31.1%

32.5%

Shetland Islands

*

*

South Ayrshire

33.4%

33.8%

South Lanarkshire

32.0%

32.6%

Stirling

24.5%

26.5%

West Dunbartonshire

34.0%

26.5%

West Lothian

34.6%

36.0%

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

50.3%

49.5%

Rest of Scotland

25.6%

25.7%

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

26.2%

25.5%

Other Urban Areas

33.4%

33.0%

Accessible Small Towns

37.5%

38.1%

Remote Small Towns

39.6%

34.4%

Accessible Rural

25.9%

32.1%

Remote Rural

33.0%

33.9%

Enterprise Region

Highlands & Islands

33.4%

30.9%

Rest of Scotland

29.6%

29.7%

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

In 2007, Clackmannanshire had the highest estimated proportion (44.6%) and East Renfrewshire had the lowest estimated proportion (16.0%).

In 2007, the proportion of 18-29 year olds whose highest qualification was below SCQF level 6 in the 15% most deprived areas was estimated to be 49.5%, higher than that for the rest of Scotland at 25.7%.

Table 25 shows graduates as a proportion of those in employment aged 25-59/64. In 2007, it was estimated that graduates made up 24.9% of the workforce aged 25-59/64.