Statistics

  • Making Better Use of Data for Land-Use and the Environment

    13th September 2021 by

    In this blog I will talk about work we are doing to make better use of data and evidence for land-use and the environment. I am also calling out to environmental and land-use analysts to get involved. Previously I wrote about improving the use of data that we hold with projects like data linkage. This…

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  • Research Data Scotland – Information Governance Progress

    12th August 2021 by

    Who We Are Research Data Scotland (RDS) is a collaboration between the Scottish Government, Scotland’s leading academic institutions and public bodies. Our aim is to improve economic, social and environmental wellbeing in Scotland. We will do this by enabling access to and linkage of data about people, places and businesses for research in the public…

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  • Could this be the last December Agricultural Survey?

    23rd March 2021 by

    Welcome to the first blog on Agricultural Statistics. Through this regular note we will update farmers, agents and other people interested in agricultural food production and associated supply chains on gathering statistics through surveys and other methods. The statistical teams in the Rural and Environmental Sciences and Analytical Services (RESAS) Division support many policy areas…

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  • Office for National Statistics COVID-19 Infection Survey

    23rd October 2020 by

    As part of Scotland’s Covid-19 testing strategy, Scotland is participating in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) COVID-19 Infection Survey. The first estimates of the percentage of people in Scotland who test positive for COVID-19 were published today, 23 October. The Scottish results are published on the gov.scot website, and on the ONS website alongside…

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  • New headline measure of COVID-19 test positivity rate

    19th October 2020 by

    We are changing the way we report the COVID-19 positivity rate as of 19 October 2020. The new approach addresses a limitation of the previous approach. This blog outlines why we are making this change and what its impact will be. Current approach The Scottish Government has been reporting data on the number of new…

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  • 2019 Health & Care Experience Survey

    16th October 2019 by

    2019 Health & Care Experience Survey goes lives 16th October The Health & Care Experience Survey is run every two years and asks people across Scotland about their experiences of:  accessing and using their GP Practice and local Out of Hours services;  experiences of care and support provided by local authorities and other organisations; and…

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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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  • Scottish GDP grows by 0.1% in the second quarter of 2017

    4th October 2017 by

    Scottish GDP grows by 0.1% in the second quarter of 2017 The latest estimate of Scotland’s GDP shows growth of 0.1% since the first quarter of 2017. In the previous quarter the Scottish economy grew by 0.6%. UK GDP growth for this quarter was 0.3%. Scottish GDP grows by 0.5% over the year On an annual basis, compared…

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  • Exploring Differences in Cancer Patient Experiences

    26th September 2017 by

    A report exploring differences in peoples’ experiences of cancer care was published today. It looks at the relationship between peoples’ responses to the 2015/16 Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey and a range of factors. This kind of analysis will help our understanding of the differences in experience between different groups of people. It will also assist…

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