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

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Ethnicity

In 2007, the working age employment rate estimate for minority ethnic residents of Scotland was 66.3%, compared to 76.4% for white residents.

Employment rates by ethnicity for areas below Scotland level are unreliable.

Table 4: Female working age employment rates and levels, 2006-2007

Geography
(Residence Based)

2006

2007

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Scotland

73.1%

72.7%

1,133,300

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

77.8%

76.6%

49,600

Aberdeenshire

77.2%

77.7%

54,300

Angus

77.5%

75.6%

23,500

Argyll & Bute

77.7%

79.2%

19,100

Clackmannanshire

67.7%

68.2%

10,100

Dumfries & Galloway

77.3%

77.0%

31,600

Dundee City

69.0%

71.7%

31,400

East Ayrshire

70.2%

71.9%

25,600

East Dunbartonshire

80.6%

78.1%

24,000

East Lothian

75.0%

76.9%

20,700

East Renfrewshire

74.4%

74.0%

19,400

Edinburgh, City of

73.7%

73.7%

115,100

Eilean Siar

80.2%

78.2%

5,500

Falkirk

75.1%

75.2%

34,300

Fife

73.4%

72.5%

78,200

Glasgow City

62.6%

62.4%

118,000

Highland

77.9%

78.2%

48,400

Inverclyde

73.1%

68.7%

16,600

Midlothian

78.6%

78.9%

19,100

Moray

75.6%

76.4%

18,200

North Ayrshire

67.6%

66.3%

26,900

North Lanarkshire

69.5%

67.9%

68,200

Orkney Islands

80.6%

84.9%

4,700

Perth & Kinross

75.6%

75.6%

30,100

Renfrewshire

76.5%

73.5%

38,200

Scottish Borders

73.8%

77.3%

24,100

Shetland Islands

84.5%

84.0%

5,100

South Ayrshire

72.1%

75.0%

23,900

South Lanarkshire

76.4%

76.3%

71,900

Stirling

71.8%

72.6%

19,500

West Dunbartonshire

71.7%

68.8%

19,400

West Lothian

77.2%

73.6%

38,500

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

53.7%

54.7%

124,000

Rest of Scotland

76.4%

75.8%

1,009,200

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

70.1%

70.0%

441,400

Other Urban Areas

74.2%

73.4%

332,600

Accessible Small Towns

75.1%

73.3%

99,700

Remote Small Towns

76.3%

76.1%

40,500

Accessible Rural

76.5%

77.5%

153,300

Remote Rural

76.1%

75.1%

65,600

Enterprise Region

Highlands & Islands

78.2%

78.8%

95,500

Rest of Scotland

72.6%

72.2%

1,037,700