Statistics

  • Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update September 2018

    5th September 2018 by

    Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update Statistics.gov.scot is the open data platform for Scottish Official Statistics. You can explore, visualise and download 240 datasets. It provides data from a variety of organisations, such as the Scottish Government, National Records of Scotland, and NHS Information Services Division.   New datasets:  We now have the ability to...

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  • Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update August 2018

    8th August 2018 by

    Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update Statistics.gov.scot is the open data platform for Scottish Official Statistics. You can explore, visualise and download 235 datasets. It provides data from a variety of organisations, such as the Scottish Government, National Records of Scotland, and NHS Information Services Division.   New datasets: NRS have added datasets with 25...

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  • Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update July 2018

    3rd July 2018 by

    Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update Statistics.gov.scot is the open data platform for Scottish Official Statistics. You can explore, visualise and download 230 datasets. It provides data from a variety of organisations, such as the Scotish Government, National Records of Scotland, and NHS Information Services Division.   New datasets in June 2018: Mid-year population estimates...

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  • Agriculture Facts and Figures 2018

    14th June 2018 by

    Do you know how many sheep there are in Scotland? Or how much milk is produced? Or the size of the food & drink industry? These and many other key agricultural statistics can be found in the handy pocket-sized Facts and Figures card for the Agriculture Sector published by the Scottish Government on Thursday 14th June...

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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...

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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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  • Scottish Household Survey – Volunteering

    1st February 2018 by

    Ever offer to help a neighbour by walking their dog while they’re in hospital? Or coach a kids’ football team? Lead a Scouts or Girl Guides group? What about getting involved in the school run? You may not realise it, but all of these actions are considered a form of volunteering. That’s right, volunteering makes...

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  • Scottish Household Survey – Housing

    31st January 2018 by

    Housing is an issue that comes up in the news constantly. Providing enough high quality, sustainable and affordable housing for everyone in Scotland is a government priority, and data from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is used to explore the relationship between living circumstances and the characteristics, attitudes and behaviours of Scottish households. Importantly, the...

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  • Scottish Household Survey – Culture

    30th January 2018 by

    How many times did you go to the cinema last year? Did you tick any books off your reading list? Visit a castle or museum? Any trips to the theatre, see any good stand-up comedy or take in a festival? According to the Scottish Household Survey (SHS), 92% of people in Scotland participated in or...

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  • Scottish Household Survey: looking back and going forward

    29th January 2018 by

    A blog by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government Looking back The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) has been at the centre of the Scottish Government’s evidence based approach to policy for two decades. With the advent of devolution in Scotland, there was a need for robust evidence on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of...

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