- Population: (c) 105,800
- Location: East Coast of Scotland
- Size: 679 square kilometres
Of the 32 Local Authorities in Scotland, East Lothian has
the 22nd highest population, with 61.9% of residents being of
working age, between 16-64 years old.
Between January and December 2017 there was 3,200 workless
households within the East Lothian Local Authority area. This
represents 10.2% of households, which is lower than the national
average of 18%.
This data and more detailed information on topics like,
Economy, Health, Housing, Crime, Safety and Education in East
Lothian can be found at
East Lothian Local Authority Profile and
East Lothian Regional Skills Assessment Infographic
Community Planning Partnership Aims and
The East Lothian Partnership Forum brings together all of East
Lothian's Community Planning partners; including a full range of
statutory partners, local partnerships and third sector
organisations. The partnership will work in collaboration to
deliver the outcomes of the
East Lothian Community Plan 2017- 27.
Details on the community planning partnership in East Lothian
can be found
City Region Deals
Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal is a
mechanism for accelerating growth by pulling significant government
investment. By investing this funding in innovation, skills and
infrastructure, performance will be significantly improved and we
will tackle inequality and deprivation.
You can find details of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland
City Region Deal here.
Management Information System
To be advised….
Employability Strategies / Action Plans / Business
NOMIS Local Authority Labour Market Profiles
The East Lothian Labour Market Profile brings
together data from several sources, and includes information on
employment/ unemployment, economic inactivity, employment by
occupation, qualifications, earnings by residence, out-of-work
benefits and jobs (total jobs/ employee jobs).
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland have prepared local labour
market information and intelligence for each of the unitary
authorities in Scotland that includes:
Local statistics provide an overview of East Lothian, on a range
of issues including those that affect the quality of life of East
Lothian residents; allowing local partners to identify and
understand local needs.
Small Area Statistics
Small Area Statistics East Lothian covers a range of small
area statistics including information on health, education,
poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social /
community issues at the data zone level and above. The provide
standard reports and more in detail reports to your
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
SIMD provides detail of small areas of multiple deprivation in
Scotland. This data allows for effective targetting of policies and
funding , where the objective is to target clusters of multiple
Here you can read case studies giving details of different
programmes and success stories in the area:
Here you can find documents and news stories about
initiatives that have taken place in the local
East Lothian Works is the ideal stopping point for adults and
young people looking for information and advice on improving
employability skills, including job searching and interview
techniques. The service also offers training and development
opportunities, advice and support for new and existing
Skills Development Scotland have a local career centre in
- STRiVE is the leading third
sector interface in East Lothian providing support, learning and
development opportunities, for both individuals and organisations
through; volunteering, organisational support and youth adventure
and wellbeing teams.
College offers a variety of vocational and academic courses,
providing flexible learning opportunities, to suit all learning
- Queen Margaret University
offers a balance of theoretical and practical education.