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Orkney Islands

Partnership Info

Area Profile

  • Population: 22,000
  • Size: 990 square kilometres
  • Location: Northern Scotland

Key Contacts

Community Planning Partnership Aims & Structures
Details of these can be found on The Orkney Partnership website

Local Employability Website
The Employability Orkney website  provides information for local jobseekers, employers and those working within local employability services.

Management Information System
Orkney does not currently operate a MIS system.

Key Documents

Employability Strategies / Action Plans / Business Plans
The Orkney Employability Pipeline  April 2016 was developed by the Orkney Employability Strategic Group, and details the local services delivering across an eight stage employability pipeline.

Orkney Youth Employment Activity Plan (April 2016)

Related strategies / frameworks


NOMIS Local Authority Labour Market Profiles
The  Orkney Labour Market Profile  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 Authority LMI Profile including; employment rates, claimant count unemployment, top 10 vacancies by occupation and youth unemployment
  • More Choices, More Changes report  including; 16-19 year olds not in employment, education or training
  • School Leaver Desitination Return and Skills Intervention Report

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS)
SNS Standard Area Profile 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 own specificiations.

Community Health Partnership Profile

Case Studies

Here you can read case studies giving details of different programmes and success stories in the area:


Further Information

Here you can find documents and news stories about initiatives that have taken place in the local area.


Local Services

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