Statistics and research

Information on the analytical work of the Scottish government.


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

About our statistics

Producing official statistics

Accessing data and  statistics

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation


Forthcoming statistics publications

Consulting on statistics

Population surveys

Statistics collections


Social research aims to provide high quality research-based evidence and advice for Ministers and officials to inform  policy development and implementation.

About research

Protocols & guidance


Methods guides

Contracts awarded

More information

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Statistics and research publications

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Look for either statistics or research that have been published by the Scottish Government.

Publication type


Find out about working as a statistician or researcher in the Scottish Government.

People and groups

Ally McAlpine
Chief Statistician

Statistician group


Dr Audrey MacDougall
Chief Social Researcher

Social research group

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