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Older people and employment in Scotland: research

Published: 30 Aug 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Research, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781788511643

An examination of attitudes and issues surrounding an older workforce.

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Contents
Older people and employment in Scotland: research
Annex A: Overview of older people sample group

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Annex A: Overview of older people sample group

Table 1: Gender and age profile of the sample group


Men Women Total
50-59 years 7 17 24
60-64 years 3 10 15
65+ years 2 3 5
Total 14 30 44

Table 2: Marital status of sample group, by gender


Single Co-habiting Married Separated/ divorced Widowed Total
Men 1 3 8 1 1 14
Women 5 0 19 6 0 30
Total 6 3 27 7 1 44

Table 3: Employment status of sample group, by gender


Full-time employment Part-time employment Self-employed Unemployed and looking for work Total
Men 5 4 2 3 14
Women 11 13 5 1 30
Total 16 17 7 4 44

Table 4: Occupational classification of sample group, by gender


Men Women Total
Managers, directors and senior officials 1 2 3
Professional occupations 1 4 5
Associate professional and technical occupations 2 13 15
Administrative and secretarial occupations 2 5 7
Skilled trades occupations 1 0 1
Caring, leisure and other service occupations 0 1 1
Sales and customer service occupations 0 2 2
Process, plant and machine operatives 2 1 3
Elementary occupations 2 1 3
Unemployed 3 1 4
Total 14 30 44

Table 5: Distribution of sample according to Scottish household income decile groups


1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Total
Participants (n) 6 6 1 3 3 6 4 5 3 2 39
NB Household income data missing for 5 participants who were unwilling to give details to the research team.

Table 6: Participants with current caring responsibilities, by gender


Dependent children Eldercare Grandchildren Multiple None Total
Men 6 0 0 0 8 14
Women 8 5 3 2 12 30
Total 14 5 3 2 20 44

Table 7: Ethnicity of sample group


White Scottish/ British White Irish Minority ethic (South Asian) Total
Participants (n) 38 3 3 44

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