Updated Scotland indicators

  • Location of low income:
    • first graph and first map (working-age adults by local authority): the proportion of working-age people in receipt of out-of-work benefits is more than twice as high in Glasgow, Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire than in some other parts of Scotland.
    • second graph and first map (retirement-age adults by local authority): more than twice as many people are in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit in Glasgow than in most of the rest of Scotland.
  • Out-of-work benefit recipients:
    • first graph (over time): despite a rise in recent years, the number of benefit claimants is still well below that of a decade ago. The biggest group of benefit claimants remains those who are sick or disabled.
    • second graph (by reason): almost half of all claimants of out-of-work disability benefits have mental or behaviour disorders.
    • third graph (by age): two-fifths of all working-age claimants of out-of-work disability benefits are aged less than 45.
    • fourth graph and map (by local authority): the proportion of working-age people in receipt of out-of-work benefits is more than twice as high in Glasgow, Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire than in some other parts of Scotland.
    • fifth graph (compared with Great Britain): Scotland has more people in receipt of out-of-work benefits than Great Britain on average but less than in some of the other regions.
  • Long-term working-age recipients of out-of-work benefits:
    • first graph (over time): the number of working-age people receiving a key out-of-work benefit for two years or more is less than a decade ago.  Most are sick or disabled.
    • second graph (by reason): almost half of all long-term claimants of out-of-work disability benefits have mental or behaviour disorders.
    • third graph (by age): two-thirds of the long-term claimants of out-of-work disability benefits are aged less than 55 and a third are aged less than 45.