Our Equality in Fife statistical report is designed to assist organisations, individuals and groups of all sectors in their commitment to the Equality Act 2010 and more importantly their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.

Click the link below to download our JULY 2019 report:

As part of the report, we have produced a series of fact sheets covering some interesting facts about each of the protected characteristics.


Did you know? – Gender and Life Expectancy

From an estimated total population of Fife of 371,910, 180,620 are males (48.6%) and 191,290 (51.4%) females.

In Fife, life expectancy at birth was higher for females (80.8 years) than for males (77.2 years) in 2015-17. Male life expectancy at birth has increased more rapidly than female life expectancy at birth between 2001-03 and 2015-17.

Did you know? – Employment and Pay Gaps

Across Scotland the employment rate of men was 78% and of women was 70.3%. In Fife this was 80.5% and 70.2% respectively.

People of working age in Fife are paid on average £482.4 per week, which is somewhat less than Scotland’s average of £530.0 per week.

Those figures indicate a gender paygap between male and female workers at national level to be £198.1weekly (£10301.20per year before tax) and in Fife of £156.60weekly (£8143.2per year before tax), when comparing all types of employment.

Did you know? – Poverty and Living Standards

Poverty rates tend to be higher for single working age adults than the population as a whole and is even between males and females. In 2015-16, 27% of single working age women without children were in poverty after housing costs, compared with 27% of single working age men.

Poverty rates after housing costs for female lone parents were at 45% in 2015-16 while poverty before housing costs for lone parents rose to 31% in 2015-16.

Did you know? – Health and mental health

Between 2014-2017, 72% of adults in Fife report to have very good or good health, slightly lower than the national average. 20% reported fair health, and 8% bad or very bad health.

The ScotPHO Mental Health Profile for Fife, shows on average that young people have a lower wellbeing score than the national average.