Statistics

  • Total Income from Farming

    31st January 2018 by

    Total income from farming is estimated to have increased by £245 million in 2017, after a modest increase in 2016. The Chief Statistician in the Scottish Government today published Total Income from Farming Estimates for Scotland 2015-2017, which contains near-final estimates of Total Income from Farming (TIFF) for 2016 and an initial estimate of 2017 TIFF....

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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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  • Scottish Government Workforce Information

    13th December 2017 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 September 2017, there were 5,424 FTE directly employed staff, an increase from last year’s figure of...

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  • Scotland’s Cereal Harvest 2017

    13th December 2017 by

    Figures published today show Scotland’s 2017 cereal harvest is estimated to have increased four per cent on the 2016 harvest. The latest data, released by the Scottish Government’s Chief Statistician, are on a par with the longer-trend ten-year average. Scottish farms produced 2.9 million tonnes of cereals this year, including 1.8 million tonnes of barley and 900,000...

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  • Community Ownership is Increasing in Scotland

    8th December 2017 by

    The Estimate of Community Owned Land in Scotland 2017 publication was released today. The publication presents the area of land in community ownership, the number of land parcels/assets in community ownership and the number of community groups that own land parcels/assets. The 2017 release is the first Estimate of Community Owned Land in Scotland publication....

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  • Health & Care Experience Survey 2017

    31st October 2017 by

    People who have been randomly selected to complete the Health & Care Experience Survey 2017 will be contacted in November. They will receive a letter in the post that will tell them how they can complete the survey. It will also provide background information on the survey and answer some FAQs. What is the Health & Care...

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  • Information and data user research survey

    13th October 2017 by

    We launched an online user research survey on 21 September. This is a collaboration between the Scottish Government, the National Records of Scotland and NHS: Information Services Division. The purpose of this user research is to help improve our understanding of the needs of users of our data, statistics and research content that we make...

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  • June Agricultural Census 2017 – Results

    11th October 2017 by

    The latest set of figures on farming in Scotland shows increases in cereals, potatoes and sheep, but cattle numbers were down slightly. There was a small increase in the area rented, but the area of secure tenancies decreased. The Scottish Government’s Chief Statistician today released the results from the June 2017 Agricultural Census. There was...

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