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Purpose Targets and National Indicators Calendar of Updates

Scotland Performs is regularly updated to reflect the latest evidence on each of the 7 high level Purpose Targets and 55 National Indicators which measure progress towards achievement of the 16 National Outcomes and the Government's Purpose.

How Scotland is progressing can be judged through 'direction of travel' arrows on the 'Performance at a Glance' page which indicate whether performance is improving, worsening or maintaining.

This page provides the anticipated schedule of updates for the Purpose Targets and National Indicators. It is important to note that since precise dates are not known for these updates until a few days prior to publication, the calendar month is provided as an approximate indication of expected updates.

To increase transparency, this section includes a table displaying updates carried out in recent months, including the dates on which the update took place.

You can track progress against each Purpose Target or National Indicator by clicking on any of the links in the tables below. Also, in the Scotland Performs NHS performance section, there is a calendar of forthcoming updates for NHS Targets.

Recent updates to Scotland Performs

Purpose Target/National Indicator Updated On Frequency
     
Purpose Targets
   
Sustainability 11 Mar 2016 Annually
Economic Growth 18 Apr 2016 Quarterly
Population (vs. EU15) 28 Apr 2016 Annually
Sustainability 14 Jun 2016 Annually
Solidarity 11 Jul 2016 Annually
Participation (vs. OECD) 1 Aug 2016 Annually
Economic Growth 5 Aug 2016 Quarterly
Participation (vs. UK) 24 Aug 2016 Quarterly
Economic Growth 8 Nov 2016 Quarterly
Participation (vs. UK) 24 Nov 2016 Quarterly
Population (Healthy Life Expectancy) 13 Dec 2016 Annually
Economic Growth 26 Jan 2017 Quarterly
Participation (vs. UK) 23 Feb 2017 Quarterly
Productivity 14 Mar 2017 Annually
Cohesion 27 Mar 2017 Annually
Economic Growth 20 Apr 2017 Quarterly
Population (vs. EU15) 27 Apr 2017 Annually
Participation (vs. UK) 24 May 2017 Quarterly
Solidarity 16 Jun 2017 Annually
     
National Indicators
   
Underemployment 11 Mar 2016 Annually
Living Wage 11 Mar 2016 Annually
Pay gap 11 Mar 2016 Annually
Greenspace 11 Mar 2016 Annually
Crime rate 15 Mar 2016 Biennial
Crime victimisation 15 Mar 2016 Biennial
Reconviction rates 19 May 2016 Annually
Young people 22 Jun 2016 Annually
Underemployment 28 Jun 2016 Annually
Road casualties 29 Jun 2016 Annually
Renewable electricity 5 Jul 2016 2 x Yearly
Premature mortality 10 Aug 2016 Annually
Healthcare experience 30 Aug 2016 Biennial
End of life care 30 Aug 2016 Annually
New homes 13 Sep 2016 Annually
Healthy weight children 20 Sep 2016 Annually
Physical activity 20 Sep 2016 Annually
Self-assessed general health 20 Sep 2016 Annually
Mental wellbeing 20 Sep 2016 Annually
Smoking 20 Sep 2016 Annually
Reducing waste 20 Sep 2016 Annually
Reduce traffic congestion 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Public service quality 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Public service responsiveness 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Internet use 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Neighbourhood rating 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Cultural engagement 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Scotland's Outdoors 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Public or active transport 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Greenspace 27 Sep 2016 Annually
Marine Environment 29 Sep 2016 2 x Yearly
Emergency admissions to hospital 07 Oct 2016 Annually
Graduate destinations 25 Oct 2016 Annually
Alcohol admissions (to hospital) 25 Oct 2016 Annually
Living Wage 3 Nov 2016 Annually
Pay gap 3 Nov 2016 Annually
Children's dental health 7 Nov 2016 Biennial
Businesses 8 Nov 2016 Annually
Breeding Birds 17 Nov 2016 Annually
Healthy birth weight 29 Nov 2016 Annually
Educational Attainment 6 Dec 2016 Triennial
Renewable electricity 28 Dec 2016 2 x Yearly
Care Needs 18 Jan 2017 Annually
Exports 25 Jan 2017 Annually
Digital Infrastructure 30 Jan 2017 Annually
Scotland's reputation 9 Feb 2017 Biennial
Skill Profile  27 Mar 2017 Annually
Research and development 30 Mar 2017 Annually
Natural capital 3 Apr 2017 Annually
Historic Sites 13 Apr 2017 Annually
Carbon Footprint 28 Apr 2017 Annually
Reconviction rates 2 May 2017 Annually
Nature sites 12 May 2017 Annually
Marine Environment 25 May 2017 2 x Yearly
Individuals living in poverty 16 Jun 2017 Annually
Children's deprivation 16 Jun 2017 Annually
Knowledge exchange 19 Jun 2017 Annually
Road fatalities 19 Jun 2017 Annually

 

Future Updates to Scotland Performs

Purpose Target/National Indicator Date of Update Frequency
     
Purpose Targets    
Sustainability Jun 2017 Annually
Economic Growth Jul 2017 Quarterly
Participation (vs. OECD) Jul 2017 Annually
Participation (vs. UK) Aug 2017 Quarterly
Population (Healthy Life Expectancy) Dec 2017 Annually
Productivity Mar 2018 Annually
Cohesion Mar 2018 Annually
Population (vs. EU15) Apr 2018 Annually
Solidarity Jun 2018 Annually
     
National Indicators    
Young people Jun 2017 Annually
Underemployment Jun 2017 Annually
Renewable electricity Jul 2017 2 x Yearly
Premature mortality Aug 2017 Annually
End of life care Aug 2017 Annually
Marine Environment Sep 2017 2x Yearly
New homes Sep 2017 Annually
Healthy weight children Sep 2017 Annually
Physical activity Sep 2017 Annually
Self-assessed general health Sep 2017 Annually
Mental wellbeing Sep 2017 Annually
Smoking Sep 2017 Annually
Reducing waste Sep 2017 Annually
Reduce traffic congestion Sep 2017 Annually
Public service quality Sep 2017 Annually
Public service responsiveness Sep 2017 Annually
Internet use Sep 2017 Annually
Neighbourhood rating Sep 2017 Annually
Cultural engagement Sep 2017 Annually
Scotland's Outdoors Sep 2017 Annually
Public or active transport Sep 2017 Annually
Greenspace Sep 2017 Annually
Marine Environment Sep 2017 2 x Yearly
Problem drug use Oct 2017 Triennial
Emergency admissions to hospital Oct 2017 Annually
Graduate destinations Oct 2017 Annually
Alcohol admissions (to hospital) Oct 2017 Annually
Living Wage Nov 2017 Annually
Pay gap Nov 2017 Annually
Businesses Nov 2017 Annually
Breeding Birds Nov 2017 Annually
Healthy birth weight Nov 2017 Annually
Care Needs Nov 2017 Annually
Digital Infrastructure Dec 2017 Annually
Exports Jan 2018 Annually
Historic Sites Feb 2018 Annually
Carbon Footprint Mar 2018 Annually
Skill Profile Mar 2018 Annually
Research and development Mar 2018 Annually
Natural capital Mar 2018 Annually
Crime rate Mar 2018 Biennial
Crime victimisation Mar 2018 Biennial
Reconviction rates May 2018 Annually
Nature sites May 2018 Annually
Individuals living in poverty Jun 2018 Annually
Children's deprivation Jun 2018 Annually
Knowledge exchange Jun 2018 Annually
Road fatalities Jun 2018 Annually
Healthcare experience Aug 2018 Biennial
Children's dental health Oct 2018 Biennial
Scotland's reputation Dec 2018 Biennial
Educational Attainment TBC Triennial