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

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Table 31: Local Authority Area Reliability Thresholds

Local Authority

Reliability Threshold

Aberdeen City

3,000

Aberdeenshire

3,000

Angus

1,000

Argyll & Bute

1,000

Clackmannanshire

1,000

Dumfries & Galloway

2,000

Dundee City

2,000

East Ayrshire

1,000

East Dunbartonshire

1,000

East Lothian

1,000

East Renfrewshire

1,000

Edinburgh, City of

5,000

Eilean Siar

1,000

Falkirk

2,000

Fife

4,000

Glasgow City

5,000

Highland

2,000

Inverclyde

1,000

Midlothian

1,000

Moray

1,000

North Ayrshire

1,000

North Lanarkshire

4,000

Orkney Islands

1,000

Perth & Kinross

2,000

Renfrewshire

2,000

Scottish Borders

1,000

Shetland Islands

1,000

South Ayrshire

1,000

South Lanarkshire

4,000

Stirling

1,000

West Dunbartonshire

1,000

West Lothian

3,000

As survey results, these are subject to a degree of error and implied changes between the 2006 and 2007 results may not be significant and instead be within a given error range. Confidence limits can be used to assess the range of values that the true value lies between. 95% confidence limits for most of the results in this publication can be downloaded from the Nomis ® website - http://www.nomisweb.co.uk.

What does the 95% confidence limit mean? If, for example, we have an APS estimate and confidence limit of 63% +/- 0.27%, this means that 19 times out of 20 we would expect the true rate to lie between 62.73% and 63.27%. Only in exceptional circumstances (1 in 20 times) would we expect the true rate to be outside the confidence interval around the APS estimate. Thus the smaller the confidence limits, the more reliable the estimate. Tables 32 to 36 give confidence limits for the 2007 estimates published in this report.

Reweighting

On 14 May 2008, ONS published reweighted LFS estimates following a major reweighting exercise. The LFS microdata has been revised back to 1992 following the reweighting exercise and the annual seasonal adjustment review. The 2006 and 2007 estimates in this publication are consistent with the reweighted LFS microdata. Further information on the reweighting and its impact on headline labour market indicators can be found at the link below:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CCI/article.asp?ID=2011&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=176