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Number of pupils in publicly funded schools by sector, 2016

Council Area
Primary school
pupils
Secondary school
pupils
Special school
pupils
All
school pupils

Aberdeen City

13,704

8,655

152

22,511

Aberdeenshire

20,887

14,378

230

35,495

Dundee City

10,607

7,126

266

17,999

City of Edinburgh

29,745

18,145

635

48,525

Glasgow City

40,681

25,025

1,329

67,035

Source: Scottish Government, Pupil Census, supplementary data

 

Average class size of single stage primary pupils(1), by local authority, 2016

Council Area
P1
 P2
 P3
P4 
P5 
P6
 P7
Average Class Size

Aberdeen City

20.7

 24.4

 25.4

26.1 

26.3 

26.8

26.3 

24.2

Aberdeenshire

20.5

 23.0

 23.5

24.3 

24.3

24.1

23.8

22.3

Dundee City

22.4

 25.2

 25.7

27.3

26.7

26.6

26.4

25.1

City of Edinburgh

22.4

 26.6

 26.5

27.2

28.3

27.5

26.8

25.6

Glasgow City

22.2

 25.9

 26.3

28.0

27.7

27.7

27.1

25.3

Scotland

23.1

 23.7

 24.1

25.1

25.4

25.4

 25.3

23.5

Source: Scottish Government, Pupil Census, supplementary data
NB: (1) Data refers to the average class size of pupils in each stage, not the average class size of single stage classes

 

Primary 4-7* and secondary pupils entitled to free school meals, 2015 

Council Area
% of roll registered for free meals
in primary (4-7) school
% of roll registered for free meals
in secondary school 

Aberdeen City

12.3%

9.2%

Aberdeenshire

7.1%

5.8%

Dundee City

30.4%

23.7%

City of Edinburgh**

14.3%

11.2%

Glasgow City

32.3%

28.6%

Scotland

17.9%

14.2%

Source: Scottish Government, Free School Meals and PE supplementary data
*On 5th January 2015, the Scottish Government launched the extension of free school meals eligibility to include all children in primary 1-3.
**When counting the numbers of pupils taking school meals, City of Edinburgh do not include meals taken at morning break, whereas other authorities do.

 

Percentage of school leavers by follow-up destination, 2014/15

Council Area
Number of Leavers
Higher Education 
Further Education 
Training
Employment
Unemployed
Other *

Aberdeen City

1,619

38.2%

23.2%

1.5%

27.1%

7.9%

2.3%

Aberdeenshire

2,670

37.3%

27.6%

0.9%

28.6%

4.7%

0.4%

Dundee City

1,293

33.0%

30.9%

3.7%

21.0%

7.8%

2.3%

City of Edinburgh

3,267

37.5%

19.8%

3.6%

29.6%

7.4%

2.0%

Glasgow City

4,624

32.1%

24.9%

5.0%

26.5%

9.6%

1.9%

Scotland

52,337

36.8%

23.4%

2.7%

27.8%

7.3%

1.8%

AKF_Follow_up_destinations
Source: Scottish Government, Attainment and Leaver Destinations, supplementary data 2014/15
*
Other includes: Activity agreement, voluntary work and unknown


Scottish credit and qualifications framework (SCQF) levels

Information on National Qualifications are obtained from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is used as the basis for reporting attainment. The SCQF levels are shown below for information.

Level 7

Advanced Higher at A-C

Level 6

Higher at A-C

Level 5

Intermediate 2 at A-C; National 5 at A-C; Standard Grade (Credit)

Level 4

Intermediate 1 at A-C; National 4; Standard Grade (General)

Level 3

Access 3; National 3; Standard Grade (Foundation)

Level 2

Access 2; National 2



Percentage of school leavers by highest SCQF level at which one or more passes were achieved 2014/15

Council Area
All leavers
No passes at
SCQF 3 or better
SCQF
level 3 
SCQF
level 4 
SCQF
level 5 
SCQF
level 6 
SCQF
level 7

Aberdeen City

1,623

3.1%

1.3%

13.1%

25.8%

37.5%

19.2%

Aberdeen-shire

2,679

1.9%

0.6%

10.5%

29.6%

37.5%

19.9%

Dundee City

1,294

3.5%

2.2%

12.3%

25.1%

40.8%

16.1%

City of Edinburgh

3,276

1.8%

2.4%

11.5%

22.3%

40.3%

21.8%

Glasgow City

4,639

3.1%

2.2%

13.1%

27.9%

41.3%

12.4%

Scotland

52,491

2.1%

1.7%

11.0%

24.9%

41.4%

18.7%

Source: Scottish Government, Attainment and Leaver Destinations, supplementary data 20141/5
 

Further & higher education student numbers, 2016/17

Name of Institution
Total
Full time
Part time

University of Aberdeen

13,343

12,048

1,295

Robert Gordon University**

16,483

10,167

6,316

North East Scotland College**

15,577

6,861

8,716

Source: Aberdeen University, Robert Gordon University, North East Scotland College
**Figures at February 2017


 

Qualifications, January 2016-December 2016

No qualifications - No formal qualifications held
Other qualifications - includes foreign qualifications and some professional qualifications
NVQ1 equivalent - fewer than 5 GCSEs at grades A-C, foundation GNVQ, NVQ1, intermediate 1 national qualification (Scotland) or equivalent
NVQ2 equivalent - 5 or more GCSEs at grades A-C, intermediate GNVQ, NVQ2, intermediate 2 national qualifications (Scotland) or equivalent
NVQ3 equivalent - 2 or more A levels, advanced GNVQ, NVQ3, 2 or more higher or advanced higher national qualifications (Scotland) or equivalent
NVQ4 equivalent or above - HND, Degree and Higher Degree level qualifications or equivalent

Council Area
NVQ4
and
above
NVQ3
and
above
NVA2
and
above
NVQ1
and
above
Other
qualifications
 No
qualifications

Aberdeen City

53.0%

69.7%

80.5%

86.8%

 6.4%

6.8%

Aberdeenshire

43.5%

60.4%

77.0%

88.7%

 4.2%

7.1%

Dundee City

40.6%

57.4%

72.7%

81.8%

6.0%

12.1%

City of Edinburgh

58.7%

73.4%

84.4%

89.8%

4.6%

5.6%

Glasgow City

44.4%

56.9%

69.3%

75.8%

7.4%

16.8%

Scotland

43.7%

60.0%

75.5%

84.1%

6.1%

9.8%

Source: Annual Population Survey, Labour Market Profile
NB. Percentage is a proportion of the resident population of an area aged 16-64 years

 

Working age adults with no qualifications, January to December 2016

Council Area
16-64 year population
No. of 16-64 adults with
no qualification
%* of adults with
no qualification

Aberdeen City

159,900

10,900

6.8%

Aberdeenshire

165,900

11,800

7.1%

Dundee City

95,900

11,600

12.1%

City of Edinburgh

340,600

19,000

5.6%

Glasgow City

410,400

68,900

16.8%

Scotland

3,403,800

334,800

9.8%

Source: Annual Population Survey, Labour Market Profile 
*Percentage is a proportion of the resident population of an area aged 16-64 years


Adult learners in Aberdeen City, January to December 2016

Number of adult enrolments on activities

1,518                                          

Number of individual adult participants

869                                           

Number of participants from the 15% most deprived area

248                                           

Source: Aberdeen City Council