Updated Scotland indicators

  • Children in workless households:
    • first graph (over time): the number of children in workless households has fallen by around a fifth over the last decade. Around two-thirds of them are in lone parent households.
    • second graph (by household type): almost half of all children of lone parents live in households which are workless. This compares to around one in twenty for children of couples.
    • third graph (by region): the proportion of children who are in workless households in Scotland is somewhat lower than the UK average.
  • Work and lone parents:
    • first graph (over time): 60% of lone parents are working, up from 50% a decade ago.
    • second graph (compared to the UK): around a fifth of lone parents in Scotland lack, but want, paid work, a similar proportion to the UK average.
  • Workless households:
    • first graph (over time): single adult households – both with and without children – are much more likely to be workless than couple households.
    • second graph (shares): three-fifths of all workless, working-age households are single adults without dependent children.