People Survey for the Directorate 2023 results: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Information from each of the directorates of the Scottish Government, excluding that of the People Survey for the Directorate for Local Government and Housing.

  • The 2023 results of the People Survey for the Directorate and,
  • Where they exist, the 2022 results of the People Survey for the Units and Divisions within the Directorate.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

An exemption(s) under section(s) s38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested.

The 2023 results will not be available until 2024 because the People Survey 2023 has yet to take place.

The attached output covers the 2022 People Survey results for the Scottish Government to a Directorate level.

The People Survey data for this request is presented in the same format used by the Cabinet Office when publishing People Survey results for the UK Civil Service on The data is also presented in a way that is consistent with the People Survey Privacy Notice. The data presented therefore follows People Survey disclosure rules and are aggregated and only reported where at least 10 people have answered the same question to minimise the risk of individuals and their personal data being identified. Further information about the design and analysis of the People Survey is available in the Technical Summary.

Therefore this information is exempt under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA. Disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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