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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
   
Participation (vs. UK) 24 May 2017 Quarterly
Solidarity 16 Jun 2017 Annually
Sustainability 21 Jun 2017 Annually
Economic Growth (vs. UK) 26 Jul 2017 Quarterly
Participation (vs. OECD) 26 Jul 2017 Annually
Economic Growth (vs. OECD) 01 Aug 2017 Quarterly
Participation (vs. UK) 23 Aug 2017 Quarterly
Economic Growth (vs. UK) 10 Oct 2017 Quarterly
Economic Growth (vs. OECD) 25 Oct 2017 Quarterly
Participation (vs. UK) 23 Nov 2017 Quarterly
Population (Healthy Life Expectancy) 12 Dec 2017 Quarterly
Economic Growth 17 Jan 2018 Quarterly
Participation (vs. UK) 5 Mar 2018 Quarterly
Productivity 27 Feb 2018 Annually
Economic Growth (vs. UK) 06 Apr 2018 Quarterly
Economic Growth (vs. OECD) 06 Apr 2018 Quarterly
Cohesion 17 Apr 2018 Annually
Population (vs. EU15) 19 Apr 2018 Quarterly
     
National Indicators
   
Scotland's reputation 9 Feb 2017 Biennial
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
Underemployment 21 Jun 2017 Annually
Renewable electricity 4 Jul 2017 2 x Yearly
Premature mortality 2 Aug 2017 Annually
Young people 6 Sep 2017 Annually
New homes 12 Sep 2017 Annually
Reduce traffic congestion 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Public or active transport 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Public service quality 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Public service responsiveness 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Internet use 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Reducing waste 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Neighbourhood rating 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Cultural engagement 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Scotland's Outdoors 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Greenspace 26 Sep 2017 Annually
Marine Environment 28 Sep 2017 2 x Yearly
Physical activity 3 Oct 2017 Annually
Smoking 3 Oct 2017 Annually
Mental wellbeing 3 Oct 2017 Annually
Self-assessed general health 3 Oct 2017 Annually
Healthy weight children 3 Oct 2017 Annually
End of life care 10 Oct 2017 Annually
Graduate destinations 31 Oct 2017 Annually
Living Wage 8 Nov 2017 Annually
Pay gap 8 Nov 2017 Annually
Businesses 8 Nov 2017 Annually
Emergency admissions to hospital 21 Nov 2017 Annually
Alcohol admissions (to hospital) 21 Nov 2017 Annually
Healthy birth weight 30 Nov 2017 Annually
Carbon Footprint 12 Dec 2017 Annually
Renewable electricity 27 Dec 2017 2 x Yearly
Historic Sites 23 Jan 2018 Annually
Exports 24 Jan 2018 Annually
Digital Infrastructure 31 Jan 2018 Annually
Breeding Birds 14 Feb 2018 Annually
Research and development 28 March 2018 Annually
Natural capital 03 April 2018 Annually
Skill Profile  19 April 2018 Annually

 

Future Updates to Scotland Performs

Purpose Target/National Indicator Date of Update Frequency
     
Purpose Targets    
Solidarity Jun 2018 Annually
Sustainability Jun 2018 Annually
Participation (vs. UK) Jun 2018 Quarterly
Participation (vs. OECD) Jul 2018 Annually
Economic Growth Jul 2018 Quarterly
Population (Healthy Life Expectancy) Dec 2018 Annually
Productivity Feb 2019 Annually
Cohesion Mar 2019 Annually
Population (vs. EU15) Apr 2019 Annually
     
National Indicators    
Care Needs TBC Annually
Reconviction rates May 2018 Annually
Nature sites May 2018 Annually
Marine Environment May 2018 2 x Yearly
Individuals living in poverty Jun 2018 Annually
Children's deprivation Jun 2018 Annually
Knowledge exchange Jun 2018 Annually
Road fatalities Jun 2018 Annually
Underemployment Jun 2018 Annually
Renewable electricity Jun 2018 2 x Yearly
Problem drug use Jul 2018 Annually
Premature mortality Aug 2018 Annually
Healthcare experience Aug 2018 Biennial
Public service quality Sep 2018 Annually
Public service responsiveness Sep 2018 Annually
Public or active transport Sep 2018 Annually
Healthy weight children Sep 2018 Annually
Self-assessed general health Sep 2018 Annually
Reduce traffic congestion Sep 2018 Annually
Internet use Sep 2018 Annually
Reducing waste Sep 2018 Annually
Neighbourhood rating Sep 2018 Annually
Cultural engagement Sep 2018 Annually
Scotland's Outdoors Sep 2018 Annually
Greenspace Sep 2018 Annually
Young people Sep 2018 Annually
New homes Sep 2018 Annually
Physical activity Sep 2018 Annually
Smoking Sep 2018 Annually
Mental wellbeing Sep 2018 Annually
End of life care Oct 2018 Annually
Graduate destinations Oct 2018 Annually
Children's dental health Oct 2018 Biennial
Living Wage Nov 2018 Annually
Pay gap Nov 2018 Annually
Businesses Nov 2018 Annually
Emergency admissions to hospital Nov 2018 Annually
Alcohol admissions (to hospital) Nov 2018 Annually
Healthy birth weight Nov 2018 Annually
Scotland's reputation Dec 2018 Biennial
Carbon Footprint Dec 2018 Annually
Educational Attainment TBC Triennial
Digital Infrastructure Jan 2019 Annually
Breeding Birds Jan 2019 Annually
Exports Jan 2019 Annually
Historic Sites Jan 2019 Annually
Research and development Mar 2019 Annually
Skill Profile Mar 2019 Annually
Natural capital Apr 2019  Annually
Crime rate Mar 2020 Biennial
Crime victimisation Mar 2020 Biennial