Wellbeing economy monitor: December 2022 update

The monitor brings together a range of indicators to provide a baseline for assessing progress towards the development of a wellbeing economy in Scotland.


1. OECD Better Life Index

2. Towards a robust, resilient wellbeing economy for Scotland (www.gov.scot)

3. Economic Recovery Implementation Plan: Scottish Government response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

4. Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

5. Annual Participation Measure for 16 - 19-year-olds in Scotland 2022

6. Community Ownership in Scotland in 2021

7. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: vision and outcomes - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

8. These gases are weighted by their Global Warming Potential (GWP), so that total greenhouse gas emissions can be reported on a consistent basis. The GWP for each gas is defined as its warming influence relative to that of carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Greenhouse gas emissions are then presented in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) units. The GWPs are based on international reporting standards, as set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

9. statistics.gov.scot : Carbon Footprint

10. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: vision and outcomes - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

11. Scottish biodiversity strategy - Biodiversity - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

12. State of Nature Scotland 2019 - Scotlink

13. Scotland's Marine Assessment 2020 | Scotland's Marine Assessment 2020

14. Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

15. Beyond the averages: the relationship between higher education and wellbeing - What Works Wellbeing

16. Education for Sustainable Development Goals: learning objectives; 2017 (unesco.de)

17. Understanding the links between children's mental health and socio-economic status - What Works Wellbeing

18. Child poverty - Poverty and social justice - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

19. active_travel.pdf (transport.gov.scot)

20. FailureDemand_FinalReport_September2021.pdf (weall.org)

21. Avoidable-mortality-2019-Joint-OECD-Eurostat-List-preventable-treatable-causes-of-death.pdf

22. Age-standardised Death Rates Calculated Using the European Standard Population | National Records of Scotland (nrscotland.gov.uk)

23. Briefing 58: Poverty, economic inequality and mental health | Centre for Mental Health

24. CTGBriefing24 (closethegap.org.uk)

25. Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

26. Covid Recovery Strategy: for a fairer future - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

27. Fair Work in Scotland Report - The Fair Work Convention

28. For a definition of each participation category: annual-participation-measure-background-notes.pdf (skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk)

29. A short guide to gross fixed capital formation and business investment - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

30. Delivering Economic Prosperity (www.gov.scot)

31. Good for Society | Living Wage Foundation

32. To note, this is not the same as the Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage, which are both statutory minimums set by the UK Government. For more on how the real living wage is calculated see here: Living wage: Calculating the Real Living Wage (resolutionfoundation.org)

33. Covid Recovery Strategy: for a fairer future - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

34. Fair Work in Scotland Report - The Fair Work Convention

35. In April 2022, the period which the 2022 estimates relate to, the real living wage rate for the UK was £9.90. The rate for London is calculated separately.

36. The dashed line in Figure 12 represents a discontinuity in the series due to change in occupational coding from SOC 2010 to SOC 2020.

37. Income inequality and health: A causal review - ScienceDirect; The Health Effects of Income Inequality: Averages and Disparities - PubMed (nih.gov)

38. Wealth in Scotland 2006-2020 (data.gov.scot)

39. Definitions of types of wealth: Wealth in Scotland 2006-2020 (data.gov.scot)

40. Palma ratio data: Wealth in Scotland 2006-2020 (data.gov.scot)

41. Detail on definitions (assets and community groups) and data collection: Supporting documents - Community Ownership in Scotland 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot); or statistics.gov.scot : Community Ownership – Number of Assets


Email: polly.legrand@gov.scot

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