– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 23rd March 2007.

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Photo of Sylvia Jackson Sylvia Jackson Labour

Question S2W-32457

To ask the Scottish Executive what the claimant count (a) number and (b) unemployment rate have been in each ward of Stirling Council in the most recent month for which figures are available.

Photo of Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrat

The Claimant Count gives the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits and is produced by the Office of National Statistics.

Table 1 shows the claimant count number and the claimant count rate for each ward in Stirling in February 2007.

Please note that the rates are calculated using the resident working age population.

Table 1 Claimant Count Unemployment for Wards in Stirling, February 2007

CCCCCC" valign="BOTTOM" width="66%"> Stirling Wards Number Rate
Argyll 68 2.7
Bannockburn East 35 1.5
Bannockburn West 63 2.5
Blane Valley 19 0.7
Borestone 72 3.7
Bridge of Allan 22 0.9
Broomridge 68 2.9
Campsies 25 1.1
Dunblane East 26 1.0
Dunblane West 32 1.3
Highland 44 2.0
King’s Park and Cambusbarron 32 1.4
Logie 3 0.1
Polmaise 74 2.5
Raploch 120 5.0
Sauchenford 77 2.8
Strathendrick 33 1.4
Teith 25 1.1
Torbrex 34 1.5
Town Centre 98 3.5
Trossachs 40 1.6
Wallace 64 2.4
Total 1,074 2.0

Source: Office for National Statistics.


1. Data are numbers of people claiming unemployment related benefits.

2. Proportions for wards are calculated using the mid-2001 resident working age population.

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