Statistics

  • December Agricultural Survey 2016 results

    17th March 2017 by

    The results of the December 2016 Agricultural Survey show that while winter cereal plantings saw an increase, silage production last year was down. In the livestock sector, there were rises in sheep, pigs and poultry, but cattle numbers fell to their lowest since the 1950s. Yesterday, the Chief Statistician in the Scottish Government released the...

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  • Scottish Government Workforce Information

    16th March 2017 by

    Information on the number of Scottish Government workers, staff sickness rates, and staff diversity for the last five years, up to December 2016, has been published. There has been a small increase in directly employed staff from December 2015 (5,120 FTE) to December 2016 (5,149 FTE). Also the number of contingent (non-directly employed) workers has decreased by 5 per cent to 992...

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  • New blog platform

    28th February 2017 by

    We are piloting this new blog platform which we’ll use to post updates on important announcements about Scottish Official statistics, our statistics publications, consultations and events. This is likely to replace the ScotStat automated email system that we currently use to provide updates on announcements, if the pilot is successful. The blog is openly available...

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  • Total Income from Farming 2014-16

    31st January 2017 by

    Total income from farming is estimated to have increased by £96 million in 2016, after two years of decline. The Chief Statistician in the Scottish Government today published Total Income from Farming Estimates for Scotland 2014-2016, which contains near-final estimates of Total Income from Farming (TIFF) for 2015 and an initial estimate of 2016 TIFF. The...

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  • Scottish economy grows 0.2%

    18th January 2017 by

    Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth in Scotland. The latest Gross Domestic Product release, covering the period July to September 2016, shows that total output in the economy grew by 0.2% compared to the previous three months. On an annual basis, compared to the third quarter of 2015,...

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  • Social Care Statistics published for 2016

    5th December 2016 by

    Last week, we published the latest Social Care statistics. These provide detailed data on people who receive social care services in their own home and are useful for benchmarking and planning purposes as well as providing the definitive data for anyone interested in care at home. The publication includes information on home care services, community...

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  • Proposal for a new data collection on carers

    1st December 2016 by

    Carers across Scotland provide unpaid care and support to relatives, friends and neighbours who need help because of illness or disability. We estimate that around 788,000 people in Scotland are carers and annually they save the Scottish Economy nearly £11 billion, equivalent to the cost of the NHS in Scotland. The new Carers (Scotland) Act will...

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  • June Agricultural Census 2016 – Results

    16th November 2016 by

    The latest set of figures on farming in Scotland from the June Agricultural Census 2016, released by Scotland’s Chief Statistician on 25th October, shows a reduction in cereals but an increase in potatoes, sheep, pigs and poultry. There was also a reduction in the workforce, and in the area of secure tenancies. There was an...

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  • Scottish economy grows 0.4%

    12th October 2016 by

    Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth in Scotland. The latest Gross Domestic Product release, covering the period April to June 2016, shows that Scottish GDP grew by 0.4% compared to the previous three months. On an annual basis, compared to the second quarter of 2015, Scottish GDP grew...

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  • Bank Advances to Scottish Agriculture, 2016

    14th September 2016 by

    The National Statistics publication, ‘Bank Advances to Scottish Agriculture, 2016’ was released by the Chief Statistician on Monday 12th September. A survey of the main banks and other lending institutions showed that, in the year to 31st of May 2016, outstanding loans rose by £177 million. Total outstanding loans to the agricultural sector amounted to £2.20 billion. Accounting for inflation, this was an...

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