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Summary: Religion and Labour Market

Summary: Religion and Labour Market

In Scotland in 2016:

  • the highest employment rates were seen for those with no religion (74.2%) followed by Christians (72.8%), Other religion (69.2%), Buddhists (68.5%), Hindus (61.9%) and Muslims (50.5%).The employment rate for Scotland as a whole was 72.9%.

  • Over the year, there were decreases in the employment rates for Hindus, Other religion and no religion.

Source: Regional Employment Patterns in Scotland: Statistics from the Annual Population Survey 2016 (Last updated: May 2017)

 

Useful Links

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Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Regional Employment Patterns in Scotland: Statistics from the Annual Population Survey 2016 (May 2017) Summary publication of results from the Annual Population Survey, presenting analysis on the labour market, education and training. The main publication contains data on age, disability, ethnicity and gender, with further equalities analysis found in the Supplementary Local Authority Tables.

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Religion and Belief Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to religion

Data

Data

Annual Population Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive.

External Links

External Links

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External Research Organisations

Nomis - An Office for National Statistics (ONS) service, providing access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources.

Office for National Statistics: Labour Market - ONS publications on UK labour market statistics

Contacts

Contacts

Labour Market

lmstats@gov.scot