Updated Scotland indicators

  • Destination of school leavers:
    • first graph (over time): the proportion of school leavers who are in not in education or training has fallen considerably since 2006/07.
    • second graph (by local authority): there are big variations between local authorities in the proportion of school leavers going into education, into training and into work.
    • third graph (by sector): the vast majority of school leavers from the independent sector go on to further or higher education whereas only three-fifths from publicly funded schools do so.
    • fourth graph (by type of school): school leavers previously registered for free school meals are much more likely than others not to be in education, training or work.
  • Low pay by gender:
    • first graph (by age): at all ages, the proportion of part-time employees who are paid less than £7 per hour is much greater than that for full-time workers.
    • second graph (shares by gender): more than half of those paid less than £7 per hour are part-time workers, mainly women.
    • third graph (shares by age): half of those on adult rates paid less than £7 per hour are aged 40 or over.
  • Excess winter deaths:
    • first graph (over time): each year around 2,000 more people aged 65 or over die in winter months than in other months.
  • Homelessness:
    • first graph (over time): The number of households who are newly homeless has been falling slowly over the last five years.
    • second graph (by household type): Three-fifths of those officially recognised as homeless are single adults with no dependent children. Most of the others are lone parents, with relatively few being couples.
    • third graph (by local authority): Every local authority has a homelessness problem, but Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire have the greatest problems.