Scottish Cities

Children in Workless Households in Selected Scottish Cities

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Glasgow had the highest proportion of children living in workless households among Scotland’s major cities in the period 2006-2013. However, since then the rate in Glasgow has reduced further and in 2016 was lower than the rate in Dundee. Overall, the rate of children in workless households in Glasgow has reduced significantly from 38.5% in 2006 to 18.9% in 2016.


The data above were sourced from ONS’s statistical bulletin, Workless Households for Regions across the UK, 2016. In this report workless households are estimated over the period January to December in each year.


The estimates only include those households where at least one person is aged 16 to 64.

Workless households are households where no-one aged 16 or over is in employment.

These members may be unemployed or inactive. Inactive members may be unavailable to work because of family commitments, retirement or study, or unable to work through sickness/disability.

Children refer to all children under 16.