Scottish Government Data

Official statistics in Scotland provide an accurate and up-to-date picture of the economy and society.

Government’s official statistics support the formulation and monitoring of economic and social policies by government and others.
All official statistics produced by Scottish Government are freely available under the Open Government Licence (OGL) as Crown Copyright.
Most of the statistics produced and published by the Scottish Government are National Statistics. This is the name for official statistics which have been assessed for compliance with the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Statistics. 
Most Scottish Government official statistics are collected and produced by the Statistician Group. It aims to provide relevant and reliable statistical information, analysis and advice to government, business and the people of Scotland. The Chief Statistician is head of the Statistics Group profession and has overall responsibility for the coordination and implementation of professional standards.
More information about the work of our Statistician Group and how to apply for permanent and fixed term opportunities is on our recruitment pages.
A range of survey data are produced by other analytical professions in the Scottish Government and other data are collected and made available as part of administrative processes or by agencies.
A list of collections of Scottish Government statistics is detailed below:
•    Building, planning & design
•    Business, industry & innovation 
•    Children & families 
•    Communities & third sector
•    Coronavirus in Scotland
•    Economy 
•    Education
•    Energy 
•    Environment & Climate Change
•    Equality & Rights
•    Farming & rural
•    Health & social care
•    Housing
•    Law & order
•    Marine & fisheries
•    Money & Tax
•    Public Sector

To access Scottish Government data visit the RDS Data Catalogue.