Statistics

  • Considering both physical and mental health

    24th October 2018 by

    According to the World Health Organisation, people with severe mental health problems tend to die earlier than the general population. This can be as much as a 10-25 year life expectancy reduction. The majority of these deaths are attributed to chronic physical medical conditions such as cardiovascular, respiratory and infectious diseases, diabetes and hypertension. The…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Scotland’s Mental Health

    26th September 2017 by

    Two weeks ago we published the latest statistics on mental health from our third Mental Health Inpatient Census, detailing key information on mental health services and the patients who access them.   The Importance of Recognising Mental Health Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act and how…

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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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  • Health and Care Experience Survey Pack

    20th July 2017 by

    We are busy getting organised for the next Health and Care Experience survey. The survey is due to be sent out in Autumn this year. The questionnaire has been revised to make it shorter and easier to use, but making sure that the information collected is still relevant and useful. The same has been done to the letter…

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