Updated Scotland indicators

  • Underage pregnancies:
    • first graph (over time): the number of pregnancies to girls conceiving under age 16 is similar to a decade ago, although the number of actual births is lower.
    • second graph (by deprivation of area): underage conceptions are much more common in deprived areas.
  • School exclusions:
    • third graph (compared with Great Britain): the rate of permanent exclusion is much lower in Scotland than elsewhere in Great Britain.
  • Educational attainment at age 16:
    • first graph (over time): Standard Grade achievement for pupils in the bottom fifth has risen substantially in the last two years.
    • second graph (by level of deprivation): average Standard Grade attainment for pupils in deprived schools is less than that for pupils on average, but not by much.
  • Blue collar jobs:
    • first graph (over time – by industry): although the total number of jobs is similar to a decade ago, the number of service jobs (both private and public) is somewhat higher whilst the number of production jobs is somewhat lower.
    • second graph (over time – within production): within production, it is manufacturing which has been declining, with the number of jobs in construction similar to a decade ago.
    • third graph (compared with the UK): the pattern of an increase in the number of service jobs, combined with a decrease in the number of production jobs, has occurred throughout the United Kingdom as well as in Scotland.
  • Insecure at work:
    • first graph (job insecurity – proportions): half of the men, and a third of the women, making a new claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance were last claiming less than six months previously.
    • second graph (job insecurity – numbers): the number of people making a new claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance who were last claiming less than six months previously has risen substantially since 2008.