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

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Adult Learning

The proportion of people aged 16 to 69 who are no longer in continuous full-time education but participated in some type of adult learning (taught or non-taught) in the last year was estimated to be 68.4% in 2006.

In 2006, Edinburgh City had the highest adult learning proportion (estimated at 79.6%) and Glasgow City had the lowest adult learning proportion (estimated at 57.9%).

Table 26: Proportion and level of people aged 16 to 69 who participated in adult learning in the last year, 2006-2007

Geography
(Residence Based)

2006

2007

Proportion

Proportion

Level Adult Learning

Scotland

68.4%

N/A

N/A

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

72.9%

N/A

N/A

Aberdeenshire

76.8%

N/A

N/A

Angus

72.6%

N/A

N/A

Argyll & Bute

72.9%

N/A

N/A

Clackmannanshire

58.9%

N/A

N/A

Dumfries & Galloway

72.4%

N/A

N/A

Dundee City

67.7%

N/A

N/A

East Ayrshire

61.4%

N/A

N/A

East Dunbartonshire

76.6%

N/A

N/A

East Lothian

75.6%

N/A

N/A

East Renfrewshire

73.7%

N/A

N/A

Edinburgh, City of

79.6%

N/A

N/A

Eilean Siar

68.8%

N/A

N/A

Falkirk

67.6%

N/A

N/A

Fife

66.1%

N/A

N/A

Glasgow City

57.9%

N/A

N/A

Highland

72.9%

N/A

N/A

Inverclyde

62.1%

N/A

N/A

Midlothian

68.8%

N/A

N/A

Moray

75.2%

N/A

N/A

North Ayrshire

62.5%

N/A

N/A

North Lanarkshire

58.6%

N/A

N/A

Orkney Islands

77.4%

N/A

N/A

Perth & Kinross

75.0%

N/A

N/A

Renfrewshire

63.7%

N/A

N/A

Scottish Borders

74.6%

N/A

N/A

Shetland Islands

78.6%

N/A

N/A

South Ayrshire

67.0%

N/A

N/A

South Lanarkshire

65.0%

N/A

N/A

Stirling

73.6%

N/A

N/A

West Dunbartonshire

65.0%

N/A

N/A

West Lothian

67.4%

N/A

N/A

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

50.1%

N/A

N/A

Rest of Scotland

71.5%

N/A

N/A

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

66.6%

N/A

N/A

Other Urban Areas

66.9%

N/A

N/A

Accessible Small Towns

68.6%

N/A

N/A

Remote Small Towns

70.1%

N/A

N/A

Accessible Rural

74.7%

N/A

N/A

Remote Rural

72.9%

N/A

N/A

Enterprise Region

Highlands & Islands

73.3%

N/A

N/A

Rest of Scotland

68.0%

N/A

N/A

N/A - Data are currently not available due to an error in the base data. Data will be made available in Autumn 2008.

In 2006, the proportion of people living in the 15% most deprived areas who participated in adult learning in the last year was estimated to be 50.1%, much lower than that for the rest of Scotland at 71.5%.