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Shetland Islands

Partnership Info

Area Overview

  • Population: 23,100
  • Size: 1,466 square kilometres
  • Location: North East Scotland

Key contact:

Community Planning Partnership Aims & Structures
Details of these can be within the Shetland Council website.

Local Employability Website
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Management Information System
Shetland does not currently operate a dedicated system but does use Council systems. 

Key Documents

Employability Strategies / Action Plans / Business Plans
Shetland Employability Pipeline - October 2013

Shetland - Youth Employment Activity Plan (November 2018)

Youth Employability Activity (16-24 yr olds)
Local Authorities were asked to provide an overview of the activity being delivered in their area to support young people toward and into work. A pipeline mapping document   was produced during 2012 and will be updated when necessary by the Local Authority.  


NOMIS Local Authority Labour Market Profiles
The  Shetland 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.

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.


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Local Services

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