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Table 3 Employment status, education and deprivation (percent in each economic group)

From: Employment status and health: understanding the health of the economically inactive population in Scotland

Education* Degree or higher% HNC/D Or equiv% Higher grade or equiv% Standard grade or equiv% Other school level% No qualifications%
Employed 30.4 9.9 20.4 19.9 4.8 14.6
Unemployed 14.1 7.3 25.1 31.6 3.1 18.6
Permanently sick 7.5 2.2 14.5 16.1 8.1 51.5
Looking after home and family 13.3 6.0 14.2 25.5 7.1 33.9
Others 13.6 3.1 31.1 31.8 3.8 16.4
Deprivation** SIMD 1 # % SIMD 2% SIMD 3% SIMD 4% SIMD 5%  
Employed 22.9 24.9 22.0 17.3 12.9  
Unemployed 13.6 16.1 24.9 22.0 23.4  
Permanently sick 5.4 9.6 16.6 25.7 42.7  
Looking after home and family 15.0 19.1 16.1 24.7 25.2  
Others 19.2 17.1 22.3 18.8 22.6  
  1. * Test of association on education and employment status p-value < 0.001.
  2. ** Test of association on deprivation category and employment status p-value < 0.001.
  3. # SIMD 1 is the least deprived and SIMD 5 is the most deprived.