Statistics

  • Scottish Government Workforce Information

    12th June 2018 by

    The latest update to the Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics has been published. This publication contains information on the numbers of workers, staff sickness rates, and the diversity of staff over the past five years. At the end of March 2018, there were 5,648 FTE directly employed staff, an increase from last year’s figure of...

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  • GDPR  – a change to data protection law

    24th May 2018 by

    The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

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  • Small increase in area of organic farmland

    17th May 2018 by

    The amount of organic farmland in Scotland has slightly increased in 2017, the first increase since 2008. A total of 123,000 hectares was certified as organic farmland in Scotland. Organic land now accounts for two per cent of agricultural land in Scotland. Chart showing percentage of land that is organic The new figures on organic...

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  • Changes to the 2017/18 Health and Care Experience Survey

    30th April 2018 by

    The results for the 2017/18 Health and Care Experience Survey were published last week. This was the fifth iteration of this survey. It asked people about their experiences of accessing and using their GP practice and other local healthcare services; receiving care, support and help with everyday living; and caring responsibilities. The results showed that...

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  • Scottish GDP grows by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017

    4th April 2018 by

    The latest estimate of Scotland’s GDP shows growth of 0.3% since the third quarter of 2017. In the previous quarter the Scottish economy grew by 0.2%. UK GDP growth for this quarter was 0.4%. Scottish GDP grows by 1.1% over the year On an annual basis, compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, Scottish GDP grew by 1.1%. Annual...

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  • Working as a government statistician

    4th April 2018 by

    With the Scottish Government welcoming applications (until April 9) for Assistant Statisticians posts, Senior Assistant Statistician Mark Bell shares his story about his transition into government from the world of palaeontology. Prior to joining the Scottish Government I worked in academia for ten years, specifically within the field of palaeobiology. Following an Earth Sciences degree...

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  • Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2016

    29th March 2018 by

    The Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2016 was published today. This version updates the previous version (2013-2014) with the latest available settlement population figures and drive time estimates. The definitions of urban and rural areas underlying the classification are unchanged. Due to changes in postcode population densities Barrhead (East Renfrewshire) is now classed as a...

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  • Scottish Government Workforce Information

    22nd March 2018 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 five years. At the end of December 2017, there were 5,535 FTE directly employed staff, an increase from last year’s figure of...

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  • Scottish Farm Income Statistics 2016-17

    8th March 2018 by

    Incomes from commercial farms in Scotland have increased by around 94 per cent. This reverses the decline from the previous year, with incomes recovering to 2014 levels. Average farm business income rose this year by around £12,800 to £26,400 which shows that the industry has regained some of the decline since 2011. Farm income had...

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  • Scottish Household Survey – Physical Activity

    2nd February 2018 by

    Scotland has, as a nation, become more active over the last five years according to data from the Scottish Household Survey. This increase, interestingly, has been driven by a rise in recreational walking. Even more surprising was that while women tend to be less active than men, they are walking more than men. The survey...

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