Office of the Chief Statistician

Written 16 posts

COVID-19 and the production of statistics and social research

24th March 2020

Statisticians and researchers within The Scottish Government and other public bodies collect, analyse and publish official statistics and research reports to help government, business and the public make informed decisions. The coronavirus illness (COVID-19) is a significant challenge to us all, and we are working with colleagues across the Government Statistical Service and Government Social…

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Working Group on Sex and Gender in Data – March update

10th March 2020

  By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician You will know that I was asked by the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People to put together 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. We met…

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Working Group on Sex and Gender in Data – January update

30th January 2020

By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician As a reminder, 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…

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Working Group on sex and gender in data – Update

3rd December 2019

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

31st October 2019

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

20th September 2019

  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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