Annual Population Survey in Scotland 2007: A Compendium of Labour Market Statistics




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Correspondence and enquiries

Enquiries on the Annual Population Survey 2007 should be addressed to:

Denise Patrick
Education Analytical Services
Scottish Government
3 rd Floor, Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan Street
G2 6AT

Telephone: (0141) 242 5758;
Fax: (0141) 242 5455

General enquiries on Scottish Government statistics can be addressed to:

Office of the Chief Statistician
Scottish Government
3 Floor West Rear, St Andrews House

Telephone: (0131) 244 0442;
Fax: (0131) 244 2223

Advice on specific areas of Scottish Government statistical work can be obtained from staff at the telephone numbers given below:

Scottish Government Statistics contacts

Agricultural census and labour force

(0131) 244 6150


(0141) 242 5446

Community Care

(0131) 244 3777

Courts and law

(0131) 244 2227


(0131) 244 0445


(0131) 244 0324


(0131) 244 6441

Further and Higher Education

(0141) 242 0273


(0131) 244 3432


(0131) 244 7236

Income, Tax and Benefits

(0131) 244 2583

Labour market

(0141) 242 5446

Local government finance

(0131) 244 7033


(0131) 244 0439


(0131) 244 2147

Recorded crime

(0131) 244 2635

Schools - pupils and teachers

(0131) 244 1689

Schools - qualifications

(0131) 244 0315

Scottish Government personnel

(0131) 244 3926

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

(0131) 244 0442

The Economy

(0131) 244 2234


(0131) 244 7255

Other contacts for Scottish statistics

Forestry Commission

(0131) 314 6337

General Register Office for Scotland

- Vital statistics and publications

(0131) 314 4243

- Population statistics, census statistics or digital boundary products

(0131) 314 4254

The Scottish Funding Councils for Higher and Further Education

(0131) 313 6575

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