About Statistics in Scotland

Most of the statistics produced and published by the Scottish Government are National Statistics. This is the name for official statistics which have been, or are scheduled to be, assessed for compliance with the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Official statistics in Scotland are also produced by Crown Bodies and a number of other public bodies named by Parliamentary Order.

 

The primary aim of official statistics in Scotland is to provide an accurate up-to-date comprehensive and meaningful picture of the economy and society to support the formulation and monitoring of economic and social policies by government and others.

This is a list of Scottish Government statistical outputs.

Policies and Procedures

The Policies and Procedures section provides information on how official statistics produced and published by the Scottish Government and other bodies are governed and the frameworks within which we work