Employment Classifications

Note that these are based on ‘colour coded’ data, so do not take into account European minorities.

In Aberdeen City, 11.4% of people in higher managerial, administrative and professional jobs were ethnic minorities. This was the highest figure of any area in Scotland, and well above the Scottish average of 4.8%. The figures for Aberdeenshire and Moray were 2.2% and 1.5%, respectively. 17.5% of ethnic minority adults in Aberdeen City and 16.6% in Aberdeenshire were classed as higher managerial, administrative and professional workers.

The largest categories for ethnic minorities were full-time students in Aberdeen City (29.9%), Lower Managerial, Administrative and Professional in Aberdeenshire (17.8%), and Semi-Routine in Moray (18.7%). In Aberdeen City, 79.6% of ethnic minorities aged 16-24 were full-time students, compared with 56.3% of ‘white’ adults in the same age range. Figures for Scotland as a whole are slightly lower.

The proportion of ethnic minority adults who were long-term unemployed or had never worked was lower in Aberdeen City than the Scottish average: 5.4% vs. 11%, and in both cases, the majority of people in this category were women. The figures for ‘white’ adults were 2.9% and 4.8%, respectively. Among ‘white’ adults in Scotland as a whole, figures for men and women who had never worked or were long-term unemployed were similar: 4.9% and 4.6%.

In Grampian, 14.8% of ethnic minority women were looking after home or family, compared with 6.2% of ‘white’ women, 0.6% of ethnic minority men and 0.4% of ‘white’ men. The figures for Scotland as a whole were 14.3%, 5.3%, 1.2% and 0.7%, respectively. Asian women consistently had higher rates of looking after home and family, for example 19.8% of Asian women in Aberdeenshire were in this category.

Data Source:  2011, Scotland’s Census, Tables DC6206, DC6201SC.
Category:  Discussion & Text
Topics:  Employment  Ethnicity