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Area Overview

  • Population: 94,300
  • Size: 2,817 km²
  • Location: Central Scotland

Of the 32 local authorities in Scotland, Stirling has the 25th highest population, with 64.5% of residents being of working age between 16-64 years old.

As of June 2018, 47,800 Stirling residents were economically active, with resident earnings around £73.50 more than the national weekly average.

Between January and December 2018, there were 5,800 workless households in Stirling.

This data and more detailed information on topics like, Economy, Health, Housing, Crime, Safety and Education within Stirling Council can be found at Stirling Area Profile and Regional Skills Assessment - Stirling.

Community Planning Partnership Aims & Structures

The Stirling Community Planning Partnership is made up a variety of local organisations and agencies; including a full range of statutory partners, local partnerships and third sector organisations. The partnership aims to tackle some of the more complex and deep-rooted inequalities in the community by working together through this partnership.

The five main partnership groups are:

  • Stirling Council
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Enterprise

Along with the lead partners, there are a variety of public agencies that take part in community planning: 

  • Forth Valley College
  • University of Stirling
  • Visit Scotland 
  • Historic Environment Scotland 
  • Skills Development Scotland 
  • Stirling and Clackmannanshire Health and Social Care IJB
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park 
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency 
  • Sportscotland 
  • Regional Transport Partnership (TRACTRAN)

Further information to Community Planning Partnership can be found at Stirling Community Planning Partnership. 

Management Information System

Stirling currently use Hanlon - features include client tracking, employer and vacancy details, performance managment, reporting.

Key Documents

Employability Strategies / Action Plans / Business Plans

Stirling Employability Strategy and Action Plan

The Stirling Plan - Local Outcome Improvement Plan - 2017 - 2027

Stirling Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan 2017-2018


NOMIS Local Authority Labour Market Profiles

The Stirling 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 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

Community Health Partnership Profile

The NHS Forth Valley Health Improvement Strategy 2017-2021 is a five year plan to help shape the healthcare services throughout Forth Valley. This strategy aims to tackle problems such inequality between the most deprived and affluent areas, to tackle preventable illness and to promote mental and physical wellbeing. You can find more information on the NHS Forth Valley Health Improvement Strategy 2017-2021 here.

Case Studies

Will be added here...

Local Services


Employability/Community Learning & Development LeadEd Gibbon

Local Welfare Reform Lead: Diane Connock

Local Health lead: Louise Leiper

Local Justice Lead: Michael Grassom

Local Housing Lead Contact: Craig Russell

Local College: Forth Valley College - Jacqui McArthur 

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