Statistics

  • Analysis and data around COVID-19

    4th June 2020 by

    Current analysis and data around COVID-19 Scottish Government (SG), Public Health Scotland (PHS) and National Records of Scotland (NRS) have been working together to produce a range of information to provide insight into the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it is having in Scotland. Scottish Government publish daily coronavirus data for Scotland (updated each day…

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  • Our response to COVID-19

    28th May 2020 by

    by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician I wanted to share an update on how Research Data Scotland is supporting the national response to COVID-19.   RDS’s mission remains to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing in Scotland by enabling access to and linkage of data about people, places and businesses for research in the public…

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  • COVID-19 – Priority Bespoke Data Access Requests

    27th May 2020 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician   The use of data has greatly assisted us in understanding COVID-19 and will help our response to the pandemic.  The use of data for this type of research is very important and gaining access to the appropriate data remains both legal and ethical.   To ensure that we balance…

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  • Sources of open data on COVID-19

    11th May 2020 by

    Scottish Government (SG), National Records of Scotland (NRS) and Public Health Scotland (PHS) are all publishing open datasets on the COVID-19 emergency for people to use and reuse.  We know that there’s lots of interest in open data on COVID-19 with people keen to use it in briefings, data journalism, documents, apps and dashboards.   It’s…

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  • RESAS: Revised Schedule of Agricultural Surveys and Outputs

    27th April 2020 by

    Rural and Environmental Science and Agricultural Services (RESAS) collect a range of statistical information on the agricultural sector which is the evidence base for the majority of our analysis on agriculture. However, in light of the current guidance from the Scottish Government and the Chief Medical Officer we have had to change our planned schedule…

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  • Bespoke Data Access Requests – Covid-19 Update

    2nd April 2020 by

    In light of the extraordinary situation we are now in, in relation to COVID-19 and given the challenges we are all facing, this is an update on our contingency arrangements. As our analytical staff are supporting mission-critical work with other colleagues across government, we have had to make some difficult decisions in relation to current…

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  • COVID-19 and the production of statistics and social research

    24th March 2020 by

    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

      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

    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 as a government statistician – Rachel Mulholland

    14th January 2020 by

    With the Scottish Government welcoming applications for Assistant Statistician posts, we have a series of blog posts by government statisticians talking about how they became Assistant Statisticians. We also have some fixed term opportunities available now. If you are interested in a fixed term opportunity, please submit your up to date CV to: statistics.enquiries@gov.scot In…

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