Scottish Statistics

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Major Scottish Surveys

Important Scottish Statistics Data & Databases

Longitudinal Studies Centre - Scotland (LSCS) - responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS). This dataset includes a large sample of the Scottish population and links together various demographic, socio-economic and health data about these individuals. The data are available to academics and support is provided by a team of researchers.
Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics - provides figures on Scotland's local areas for local authorities, electoral wards, and postcodes. It provides information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social / community issues. See:

SCROL - Scotland's Census Results Online - The majority of the data from the 2001 Census is provided free through the SCROL website. It is split into different databases:

  • SCROL Browser - allows you to select standard 'Profile' tables for up to 2 areas at a time
  • SCROL Analyser - lets you access a greater variety of tables for all Census areas or you can choose your own areas
  • SCROL Thematic Maps - allows for a wide variety of census information to be displayed in an easily accessible way. Maps are used to represent the data contained within a set of census areas rather than the usual form of tables
  • SCROL Warehouse - for users who wish to use large volumes of Census data locally, the Warehouse feature enables downloading of bigger datasets

Statistical Data and Databases by Subject 

Demographic Data

Economic Data

  • Corporate Sector Tables  - data is based on the Interdepartmental Business Register (IDBR), operated by the Office for National Statistics. The register is derived by matching the VAT and PAYE returns made by enterprises and checking this information with data supplied by the enterprises in regular surveys.
  • Economic Profiles for Unitary Authorities in Scotland - information on employment, unemployment, population, earnings, vacancies, and firms
  • Key Economic Indicators (SPICe Briefing 08/09)
  • Scottish Annual Business Statistics - provides data on the Manufacturing, Construction and Service Sectors in Scotland. The Annual Business Inquiry, from which the statistics are derived, covers approximately two thirds of the economy. The main sectors not covered are the financial sector and some of the public sector. These statistics are therefore best suited to the analysis of individual industries rather than the economy as a whole.
  • Scottish Corporate Sector - comprise data on enterprises operating in Scotland. This includes their employment and turnover and is split by industry, area and size. The data is available from 1999 to 2006
  • Scottish Government Input-Output website -provide a complete picture of the flows of products and services in the economy for a given year - includes downloadable datasets
  • Scottish GDP Index - measure of the value of goods and services produced in Scotland - includes downloadable datasets
  • Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics - data on local government income and expenditure, covering revenue and capital spending, council tax and non-domestic rates.          

Education Data - see Education Statistics on the Internet

Environmental Data

Health Data

Election Data

  1. Lookup table for cross-referencing between polling stations, constituency and polling place.
  2. Aggregation list showing which polling stations have been combined
  3. Table of constituency election results at polling station level (by constituency)
  4. Table of regional election results at polling station level (by constituency)
  5. Table of cross-tabulated elections results, i.e. across constituency and regional contests, by constituency. This table compares voters’ choice of constituency candidate to their choice of regional candidate or party

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