Statistics

  • Using data to save time, money and lives – an update on Research Data Scotland

    4th December 2019 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician Earlier this year I wrote about our plan to set-up Research Data Scotland (RDS) to use the fantastic data we have about people, organisations and places to systematically improve the lives of people in Scotland. We’ve been making progress over the last few months and I wanted to share an...

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  • Working Group on sex and gender in data – Update

    3rd December 2019 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician I was asked by the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People to bring forward guidance to support public bodies collect and present data on sex and gender. I have brought together experts in collecting and presenting data from across the UK, and we have now met three times....

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  • Equality Evidence Strategy – Interim Progress Report

    7th November 2019 by

    Scotland’s Equality Evidence Strategy is a four year strategy running from 2017 to 2021. The strategy details an approach to strengthening Scotland’s equality evidence base. It also lists equality evidence gaps raised during the Scottish Government’s discussions with partner organisations and academic colleagues. Since the publication of the strategy, the Scottish Government has worked to...

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  • Working Group on data about a person’s sex and gender – November 2019

    31st October 2019 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician I was asked by the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People to bring forward guidance to support public bodies collect and present data on sex and gender. I have brought together experts in collecting and presenting data from across the UK, and we have now met twice. In...

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  • 2019 Health & Care Experience Survey

    16th October 2019 by

    2019 Health & Care Experience Survey goes lives 16th October The Health & Care Experience Survey is run every two years and asks people across Scotland about their experiences of:  accessing and using their GP Practice and local Out of Hours services;  experiences of care and support provided by local authorities and other organisations; and...

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  • Equality Evidence Finder – September 2019 Update

    10th October 2019 by

    The Scottish Government, its agencies and partner organisations collect, analyse and publish a wide range of equality evidence. The Equality Evidence Finder is a website summarising the key equality statistics and research for Scotland across different themes for age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and transgender. The website is updated monthly with...

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  • Working Group on Data about a Person’s Sex and Gender

    20th September 2019 by

      By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician I have been asked by the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People to form a group to investigate the collection and presentation of data about sex and gender. In this post, I describe why I’m doing the work, what I’m expecting it to deliver (by when) and...

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  • Want to get access to public sector data and don’t know where to start?

    18th July 2019 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician I regularly see where statistics and data used in the public good can improve lives. The recently award winning project linking health and homelessness data has been used to help understand gaps in health services for people who are homeless and to help an approach that is testing whether there...

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  • Statistics.gov.scot — our open data resource

    4th July 2019 by

    by Sarah Roberts, Swirrl Whether you want to understand a community or make decisions backed up by evidence, data helps. Open data that can be shared, combined, downloaded or used to build tools off is even better! In this post, I interview Liam Cavin, from the Scottish Government, about freely available data you can use...

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  • Scottish Government Workforce Information

    12th June 2019 by

    The latest update to the Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics have been published. This publication contains information on the numbers of workers, staff sickness rates, and the diversity of staff over the past seven years. At the end of March 2019, there were 6,402 FTE directly employed staff, an increase from last year’s figure of...

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