Employment

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

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Photo of Sylvia Jackson Sylvia Jackson Labour

Question S2W-32467

To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals were self-employed in Stirling in each of the last three years, expressed also as a percentage of the total number in employment.

Photo of Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrat

Table 1 shows the number of self employed individuals in Stirling for the last three years for which figures are available.

Table 1: Level of Self-Employed – Stirling

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Levels

Proportion of Total Employed

2003

2004

2005

2003

2004

2005

Self-Employed

5,000

6,000

6,000

12.8%

13.8%

13.8%

Source: Annual Population Survey 2004 and 2005 and Annual Scottish Labour Force Survey 2003.

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to nearest thousand.

2. Proportions are based on unrounded figures.

3. Data for 2003 is based on a seasonal year (March to February). Data 2005 and 2004 is based on a calendar year.

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