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

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Table 25: Graduates as a proportion of those in employment aged 25-59/64, 2006-2007

Geography
(Residence Based)

2006

2007

Proportion

Proportion

Scotland

23.8%

24.9%

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

29.5%

33.6%

Aberdeenshire

20.8%

22.0%

Angus

18.3%

18.3%

Argyll & Bute

16.6%

19.5%

Clackmannanshire

18.4%

18.7%

Dumfries & Galloway

16.4%

17.5%

Dundee City

23.3%

26.2%

East Ayrshire

13.2%

15.3%

East Dunbartonshire

32.9%

38.7%

East Lothian

25.7%

25.3%

East Renfrewshire

37.1%

41.6%

Edinburgh, City of

43.8%

43.4%

Eilean Siar

13.6%

20.5%

Falkirk

15.6%

15.7%

Fife

21.6%

21.9%

Glasgow City

30.4%

31.0%

Highland

16.4%

17.9%

Inverclyde

16.1%

17.4%

Midlothian

16.2%

15.0%

Moray

16.0%

15.7%

North Ayrshire

15.0%

16.7%

North Lanarkshire

16.8%

17.6%

Orkney Islands

15.8%

17.1%

Perth & Kinross

28.6%

27.6%

Renfrewshire

21.2%

22.4%

Scottish Borders

20.4%

20.4%

Shetland Islands

14.7%

14.3%

South Ayrshire

23.0%

22.6%

South Lanarkshire

20.4%

22.0%

Stirling

32.3%

32.8%

West Dunbartonshire

11.4%

14.6%

West Lothian

17.8%

19.0%

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

9.1%

11.2%

Rest of Scotland

25.5%

26.5%

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

30.7%

31.9%

Other Urban Areas

17.2%

18.3%

Accessible Small Towns

19.5%

21.3%

Remote Small Towns

17.3%

17.8%

Accessible Rural

26.0%

26.1%

Remote Rural

19.8%

21.1%

Enterprise Region

Highlands & Islands

16.0%

17.7%

Rest of Scotland

24.6%

25.6%

Note: A graduate is defined here as someone who has obtained a degree level qualification ( SCQF levels 9 to 12).

The City of Edinburgh had the highest estimated proportion (43.4%) and the Shetland Islands had the lowest estimated proportion (14.3%).

In 2007, the proportion of employed people living in the 15% most deprived areas that were graduates was estimated to be 11.2%, much lower than that for the rest of Scotland at 26.5%.