Updated Scotland indicators

  • Impact of qualifications on work:
    • first graph (lack of work): the lower a person’s qualifications, the more likely they are to be lacking but wanting paid work.
    • second graph (low pay): the lower their level of qualifications the more likely a person is to be low paid.
  • Not in education, employment or training:
    • first graph (over time): around one in eight 16- to 19-year-olds are not in education, employment or training, similar to a decade ago.
    • second graph (compared to the rest of the UK): the proportion of 16- to 19-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training in Scotland is similar to most of the rest of the UK.
  • Blue collar jobs:
    • third graph (by gender): four in ten full-time male workers are in production industries, compared to around one in ten full-time female workers and part-time workers.
    • fourth graph (by industry): manufacturing, construction and other production industries are the areas which are dominated by full-time male workers.
  • Low pay by industry:
    • first graph (risks): more than half of employees in the hotel, restaurant, retail and wholesale sectors are paid less than £7 per hour, around two-thirds of them being women.
    • second graph (shares): almost half of all low paid workers work in the hotel, restaurant, retail and wholesale sectors. A further fifth work in the public sector.
  • Insecure at work:
    • third graph (temporary/part-time): most part-time employees do not want a full-time job – but only a quarter of temporary employees do not want a permanent job.
    • fourth graph (temporary contracts): the number of people in temporary contracts has fallen by around a third over the last decade.
    • fifth graph (union membership): only one in nine workers earning less than £7 an hour belong to a trade union, a much smaller proportion than for those with higher hourly earnings.
  • Access to training:
    • first graph (over time): although there has been some improvement over the last decade, people with no qualifications are still three times less likely to receive job-related training than those with some qualifications.
    • second graph (by level of qualification): people with no qualifications are much less likely to receive any job-related training.
    • third graph (by occupation): access to training differs significantly by occupation, being least in elementary (routine) occupations and for plant & machine operatives.
    • fourth graph (by industry): the best access to training is in the public sector.
  • Help from social services:
    • first graph (over time): the number of people aged 65 and over receiving home care fell by a third between 1996 and 2002 but has remained fairly steady since then.
    • second graph and map (by local authority): Argyll & Bute and Perth & Kinross provide home care to only a third as many older people as West Dunbartonshire.