This page allows you to see how Scotland is performing across our 81 National Indicators in more detail.


Following the National Performance Framework review in 2018, some new indicators were chosen and are still in development. They will be reported here when complete.

 

Graph Load

Year Figure
2016-17 66.10
2015-16 72.00
2014-15 71.20
2013-14 70.80

Children and Young People

Child social and physical development

The percentage of eligible children with no concerns, at their 27-30 month review. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2016-17 66.1
2015-16 72.0
2014-15 71.2
2013-14 70.8

Child wellbeing and happiness

The proportion of children aged 4-12 who had a borderline or abnormal total difficulties score. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2013-16 14

Children's voices

Percentage of young people who feel adults take their views into account in decisions that affect their lives. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2017 53.4

Healthy start

Perinatal Mortality Rate per 1,000 births (stillbirths plus deaths in the first week of life). Find out more about this indicator.

Scotland’s perinatal mortality rate – the rate of stillbirths and deaths of babies in the first week of life – has reduced by around 30% in the past decade, from 7.4 per 1000 births in 2008, to 5.1 per 1000 births in 2018. However, there has been little overall change since 2013.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2012 6.5
2013 5.8
2014 5.9
2015 5.3
2016 6.0
2017 5.7

Quality of children's services

Percentage of settings providing funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) achieving good or better across all four quality themes. Find out more about this indicator.

In 2018, the percentage of settings providing funded Early Learning and Childcare achieving Care Inspectorate grades of good or better across all four quality themes was 90.6%. This is a small decrease of 0.6 percentage points from the previous year.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 90.6
2017 91.1
2016 91.6
2015 92.1
2014 93.2
2013 91.6

Children have positive relationships

Percentage of S2 and S4 pupils who report to have "three or more" close friends. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2015 81.0

Child material deprivation

Percentage of children in combined material deprivation and low income after housing costs (below 70% of UK median income). Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of children in low income and material deprivation was 12% in 2015-18, unchanged from the previous period.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2015-18 12
2014-17 12
2013-16 13
2012-15 13
2011-14 12
2010-13 12

Communities

Perceptions of local area

Percentage of adults who rate their neighbourhood as a very good place to live. Find out more about this indicator.

Overall ratings of neighbourhood have been consistently high, with over nine in ten adults typically saying their neighbourhood is a ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ good place to live. The percentage of people who rated their neighbourhood as a very good place to live had been gradually increasing from 51.1% in 2006 to 55.9% in 2011, remaining around this level since. The figure is at 57.4% in 2018.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 57
2017 57
2016 57
2015 56
2014 56
2013 55

Loneliness

Percentage of adults who report feeling lonely “some, most, almost all or all of the time” in the last week. Find out more about this indicator.

The percentage of adults who felt lonely some, most, almost all, or all of the time in the last week was 21.3%. This is the first year that these data have been collected.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2018 21

Perceptions of local crime rate

Percentage of respondents who think crime in their area has stayed the same or reduced in the past 2 years. Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of adults saying that the local crime rate had stayed the same or reduced in the past two years was 72.6% in 2017/18, 75.5% in 2016/17, compared to 74.7% in 2014/15.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2018 73
2016 76
2014 75
2012 76
2010 74
2009 71

Community ownership

These figures show an increase in the number of assets in community ownership between 2017 and 2018. In 2018, the number of assets was 593 compared to 556 in 2017. This is 7% higher than in 2017. The latest figures from 2018 show a substantial change from the 2017 figure. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2018 593
2017 556

Crime victimisation

Proportion of adults who have been the victim of one or more crimes in the past year. Find out more about this indicator.

In 2017/18, one in eight adults (12.5%) were victims of crime, down from around one in five (20.4%) in 2008/09, but unchanged from 13.4% in 2016/17 – the apparent fall of 1.0 percentage points is not statistically significant.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017-18 13
2016-17 13
2014-15 15
2012-13 17
2010-11 18
2009-10 19

Places to interact

Percentage of adults who agree that, in their neighbourhood, there are places where people can meet up and socialise. Find out more about this indicator.

The percentage of adults who tend to agree/strongly agree that there are places to meet up and socialise in their neighbourhood was 58.9%.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2018 59

Access to green and blue space

Proportion of adults who live within a 5 minute walk of their local green or blue space. Find out more about this indicator.

In 2018, 65.3% of adults lived within a 5 minute walk of their nearest green or blue space, compared to 67.6% in 2013.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 65
2017 65
2016 65
2015 67
2014 69
2013 68

Social capital

Social capital is the resource of social networks, community cohesion, social participation, trust and empowerment. The social capital index monitors aggregate changes in levels of social capital since 2013. The index is set to 100 in 2013. Find out more about this indicator.

The index trend has been stable and maintaining between 2013 and 2017. The change between 2017 and 2018 has been driven by the decrease in the social capital themes of ‘empowerment’ (feeling able to influence decisions) ‘networks’ (neighbourhood help and support), ‘participation’ (volunteering).

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2018 95
2017 100
2016 101
2015 101
2014 100
2013 100

Culture

Attendance at cultural events or places of culture

Percentage of adults who have attended or visited a cultural event or place in the last 12 months. Find out more about this indicator.

Around eight in ten adults (81%) in Scotland had recently attended or visited a cultural event or place of culture in 2018. Women, younger people, those with degrees or professional qualifications, those with good physical and mental health, those living in less deprived areas and those with a higher household income are most likely to attend cultural events. This profile has remained the same over time.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2018 80.8

Participation in a cultural activity

Percentage of adults who have participated in a cultural activity in the last 12 months. Find out more about this indicator.

Over three-quarters (76%) of adults participated in some form of cultural activity in 2018. Overall participation in cultural activities was higher among women, those with degrees or professional qualifications, those with good physical and mental health, those living in less deprived areas and those with a higher household income. The overall level of cultural participation does not change with age. However, the types of cultural activities people participate in changes with age for most activities.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2018 75.9

Growth in the cultural economy

The amount of income generated by businesses, measured by Approximate Gross Value Added (aGVA), of the Creative Industries Growth Sector (GBP Millions). Find out more about this indicator.

Approximate Gross Value Added (GVA) for Scotland Creative Industries sector increased by 11.1% (in nominal terms) between 2016 and 2017, following a decrease between 2015 and 2016

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2017 4,910
2016 4,419
2015 4,695
2014 3,757
2013 3,604
2012 2,990

People working in arts and culture

The number of jobs in the Creative Industries Growth Sector (culture and arts). Find out more about this indicator.

The number of jobs in Scotland’s Creative Industries sector increased by 13% between 2017 and 2018. The number of jobs in Scotland’s Creative Industries sector was estimated at 87,000 in 2018 – the highest level in the series, which goes back to 2009.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2018 87,000
2017 77,000
2016 84,000
2015 73,000
2014 71,800
2013 68,600

Economy

Productivity

Scotland's Rank for productivity against key trading partners in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Find out more about this indicator.

In 2017 Scotland was ranked in 16th place (out of 37 countries) for productivity levels amongst OECD countries. There has been no change in ranking in the latest year. The Scottish Government has an ambition to reach the top quartile of OECD countries in terms of productivity. Since 2007, Scotland’s productivity rank has remained unchanged in the second quartile, at 16th.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017 16
2016 16
2015 16
2014 16
2013 16

International exporting

The value, in GBP millions, of Scottish exports (excluding oil and gas). Find out more about this indicator.

In 2017, the value of Scotland’s international exports (excluding oil and gas) stood at £32.4 billion. This represents an increase of 6.2% on the previous year when Scottish international exports were valued at £30.6 billion. The total value of Scotland’s international exports increased between 2010 and 2017 from £24.1 billion in 2010 to £32.4 billion in 2017. This is an increase of 34.6% over this period (an average of 4.3% per year).

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2017 32,440
2016 30,550
2015 30,135
2014 28,905
2013 29,215

Economic growth

The difference (percentage point) between GDP growth rate and the previous three year average. Find out more about this indicator.

The annual GDP growth rate in Scotland in 2018 was 1.3% and the average annual GDP growth rate over the previous three years was 0.8%. As the most recent growth rate was greater than 0.1 percentage points higher than the average for the previous three years, economic growth is currently improving.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2018 0.500
2017 0.400
2016 -1.100
2015 -0.800

Carbon footprint

Scotland's carbon footprint expressed in million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. Find out more about this indicator.

There has been an overall reduction in Scotland’s carbon footprint since a peak in 2007 when it was 97.7 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). The latest figure, for 2015, is 76.5 MtCO2e.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2015 76.5
2014 76.5
2013 94.8
2012 91.6
2011 88.1

Natural capital

The Natural Capital Asset Index (NCAI) monitors the quality and quantity of terrestrial habitats in Scotland, according to their potential to deliver ecosystem services now and into the future. It is a composite index, based (i.e. equal to 100) in the year 2000. Find out more about this indicator.

The (NCAI) was 101.9 in 2017 and generally appears to have remained relatively stable since 2000. The NCAI was 101.3 in 2016 and 99.8 in 2014, showing increases of 0.6 and 2.1 percentage points respectively. The increase since the base year 2006 is 0.6 percentage points. The NCAI in 2017 is the highest since detailed monitoring began in 2000.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2017 101.9
2016 101.3
2015 100.6
2014 99.8
2013 99.4
2012 99.2

Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions as a percentage change achieved from the baseline figure in 1990. Find out more about this indicator.

In 2017, total Scottish greenhouse gas emissions (including international aviation and shipping), adjusted to take account of trading in the EU Emissions Trading System, were 46.41 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. This figure is 39.1 per cent lower than the Baseline Period.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017 -0.39
2016 -0.41
2015 -0.43
2014 -0.44
2013 -0.38
2012 -0.27

Access to superfast broadband

Percentage of residential and non-residential addresses where superfast broadband is available. Find out more about this indicator.

The percentage of residential and non-residential premises where superfast broadband is available increased from 87% in 2017 to 92% in 2018.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2018 92
2017 87
2016 83
2015 73
2014 61

Spend on research and development

Gross Expenditure on Research and Development (GERD) as a percentage of GDP. Find out more about this indicator.

Spending on research and development in Scotland increased between 2016 and 2017, from 1.53% of GDP in 2016 to 1.63% of GDP in 2017.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2017 1.63
2016 1.53
2015 1.49
2014 1.48
2013 1.43
2012 1.35

Income inequality

Income share of the top 10% of the population in Scotland divided by income share of the bottom 40% (Palma ratio) expressed as a percentage. Find out more about this indicator.

Income inequality is increasing. The total household income of the top ten percent of the population had 27% more income compared to the bottom forty percent in 2015-18. This compares to 24%, 21% and 14% more income in the previous periods.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2015-18 127
2014-17 124
2013-16 121
2012-15 114
2011-14 115
2010-13 116

Entrepreneurial activity

Total Early-stage Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) rate: proportion of the adult working age population that is actively trying to start a business, or that own/manage a business which is less than 3.5 years old. Find out more about this indicator.

The Total Early-stage Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) rate in Scotland fell by 0.4 percentage points between 2017 and 2018. Despite this, the TEA rate has increased by 1.3 percentage points since 2002, which was the first year for which comparable data is available.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 6.3
2017 6.7
2016 7.3
2015 6.7
2014 5.4
2013 6.8

Education

Educational attainment

This indicator is composed of 7 sub-measures. You can view the sub-measures in the Equality Evidence Finder and read more about the measures here.

Performance Maintaining

Confidence of children and young people

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Resilience of children and young people

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Work place learning

Percentage of employees who received on the job training in the last 3 months. Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of employees who have received job-related training within the last 3 months has decreased by 5.0 percentage points since 2007 and is now lower than at any previous point in the series.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 22.5
2017 23.1
2016 22.8
2015 25.8
2014 27.9
2013 29.2

Engagement in extra-curricular activities

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Young people's participation

Percentage of young adults (16-19 year olds) participating in education, training or employment. Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of 16-19 year olds that were participating in education, training or employment has increased from 2016 to 2018 (1.4%). In 2019 the proportion of 16-19 year olds that were participating in education, training or employment was 91.6%, a decrease of 0.2% compared to the previous year (91.8%).

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2019 91.6
2018 91.8
2017 91.1
2016 90.4

Skill profile of the population

Proportion of adults aged 16-64 with low or no qualifications at SCQF level 4 or below. Find out more about this indicator.

SCQF level 4 refers to qualifications at a level at or equivalent to Intermediate level 1 and General Standard Grade. The latest figures show that the proportion of adults aged 16-64 with low or no qualifications has increased from 10.8% in 2017 to 11.6% in 2018. Although there has been an increase over the last year, the proportion of adults with low or no qualifications is 4.8 percentage points lower than in 2007.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2018 11.6
2017 10.8
2016 11.9
2015 11.2
2014 11.6
2013 12.6

Skill shortage vacancies

Proportion of establishments reporting at least one skills shortage vacancy. Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of employers in Scotland with at least one skills shortage vacancy (SSV) was 6% in 2017, which has risen from 3% in 2011.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017 6
2015 6
2013 4
2011 3

Skills underutilisation

Proportion of establishments with at least one employee with skills and qualifications more advanced than required for their current job role. Find out more about this indicator.

There are two data points available for this National Indicator. The proportion of establishments with at least one employee with skills and qualifications more advanced than required for their current job role was 35% in 2017 compared to 32% in 2015. This is an increase of 3% from the previous survey.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2017 35.0
2015 32.0

Environment

Visits to the outdoors

Proportion of adults making one or more visits to the outdoors per week. Find out more about this indicator.

During 2018, 58.9% of adults are estimated to have visited the outdoors at least once a week, compared to 52.4% in 2017, and 44% in 2006, the baseline year.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2018 59
2017 52
2016 49
2015 49
2014 48
2013 46

State of historic sites

The percentage of pre-1919 dwellings (sites) classified as having disrepair to critical elements. Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of pre-1919 dwellings classified as having disrepair to critical elements gradually increased from 73% in 2007 to a peak of 80% in 2012. Since then, the proportion decreased by 12 percentage points to 68% in 2015. In 2017, 68% of pre-1919 dwellings remain classified as having disrepair to critical elements. The small differences between 2015, 2016 and 2017 are within the margin of error for this survey. 

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013 73
2014 72
2015 68
2016 67
2017 68

Condition of protected nature sites

Percentage of natural features on protected nature sites found to be in favourable condition. Find out more about this indicator.

By the end of March 2019, 78.9% of natural features were assessed as being in a favourable condition, 0.8% lower than recorded in March 2018 and 2.9% higher than recorded in 2007.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2019 78.9
2018 79.7
2017 80.3
2016 80.4
2015 79.3
2014 78.8

Energy from renewable sources

Percentage of energy consumption which comes from renewable energy sources. Find out more about this indicator.

In 2017, the amount of energy generated in Scotland by renewable sources was 19.1% of total consumption, according to provisional figures. This was an increase of 3.6 % compared with 15.5% in 2016.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2017 19.1
2016 15.5
2015 17.4
2014 14.9
2013 12.7

Waste generated

The amount of household waste generated in million tonnes. Find out more about this indicator.

The amount of household waste generated in Scotland fell by 2% (56 thousand tonnes) between 2017 and 2018. There has been a reduction of 8% since 2011, which was the first year comparable data was collected.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2018 2.4
2017 2.5
2016 2.5
2015 2.5
2014 2.5
2013 2.4

Sustainability of fish stocks

The percentage of fish stocks fished sustainably. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2017 54.00
2016 50.00
2015 46.00

Biodiversity

Index of abundance of Terrestrial Breeding Birds (1994 = 100). Find out more about this indicator.

The latest figures show a significant change in the index of abundance of terrestrial breeding birds between 2017 and 2018. In 2018, the index was 110.3 compared to 119.0 in 2017 (against a value of 100 in 1994).

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2018 110.3
2017 119.0
2016 110.3
2015 121.9
2014 119.5
2013 104.3

Clean seas

The percentage of biogeographic regions with acceptably low levels of contaminants. Find out more about this indicator.

The concentrations of metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in biota (fish and shellfish) and sediment are at acceptable levels in 82.5% of Scottish marine waters.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2017 82.50
2016 80.00
2015 80.00

Fair Work & Business

The number of businesses

The total number of private sector enterprises (registered for Value Added Tax and/or Pay As You Earn) in Scotland per 10,000 adults. Find out more about this indicator.

The provisional 2019 registered business stock rate, of 396 businesses per 10,000 adults, represents an increase from 2018. Since 2013 there has been a general trend of an increasing business stock rate, although there was a slight decrease in the rate between 2017 and 2018.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2019 396
2018 390
2017 391
2016 388
2015 382
2014 375

High growth businesses

The percentage of businesses which are high growth enterprises as a share of all registered enterprises. Find out more about this indicator.

In 2019, 1.1% of all registered businesses were high growth, up from the 2018 rate of 1.0%. The 2019 rate marks a return to growth for the high business growth share, following a decline between 2017 and 2018.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2019 1.1
2018 1.0
2017 1.2
2016 1.2
2015 1.1
2014 0.9

Innovative businesses

Proportion of businesses that were innovation active during the survey period. Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of businesses that were innovation active decreased from 50.4% in 2012-14 to 45.0% in 2014-16.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2017 45.0
2015 50.4
2013 43.3

Economic participation

Scotland's position on labour market participation as the top performing country in the UK through a comparison of the employment rates in the 4 constituent countries of the UK. The gap between Scotland’s employment rate and the rate of the top performing country in the UK. Find out more about this indicator.

Last year, in Q1 2018, Scotland had an employment rate of 74.8%, compared with England, whose employment rate of 75.9 % was the highest of the 4 UK countries. The gap between these rates was therefore 1.1% to Scotland’s detriment. Scotland’s employment rate has shown a slight decrease to 75.4% in the latest calendar quarter (Jan-Mar 2019), and is the joint second highest of the 4 UK countries. England (with the highest rate of the 4 UK countries) had an employment rate of 76.3%, giving a gap of -0.9%.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2019 -0.87
2018 -1.11
2017 -0.83
2016 -1.12
2015 0.96
2014 0.75

Employees on the living wage

Percentage of workers earning less than the living wage.

The proportion of employees earning less than the living wage has decreased from 18.8 per cent in 2012 to 16.9 per cent in 2019. The proportion of employees earning less than the living wage is now lower than at any previous point in the series, which began in 2012.

In 2019, the proportion of employees earning less than the living wage was 16.9 per cent, a decrease of 2.5 percentage points on the previous year.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2019 16.9
2018 19.4
2017 18.4
2016 20.1
2015 19.6
2014 19.3

Pay gap

The difference between male and female full-time hourly earnings, expressed as a percentage of male full-time hourly earnings.

The gender pay gap has narrowed considerably from 18.4 per cent in 1997 to 5.6 per cent in 2018, the narrowest since the series began. Having increased over the past year, however, the gap is now at its widest since 2015. In 2019, the gender pay gap (based on full-time employees) was 7.1 per cent, an increase of 1.5 percentage points on the previously year (based on data rounded to 1 decimal place, the increase exceeds the threshold for change). In 2019, the gender pay gap (based on full-time and part-time employees) was 14.3%, a decrease from 15.0% in 2018.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2019 7.1
2018 5.6
2017 6.6
2016 6.4
2015 7.7
2014 9.1

Contractually secure work

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Employee voice

The percentage of employees who agree that they are affected by collective agreement, defined as whether agreement between trade union and employer affect pay and conditions. Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of employees who are part of a collective agreement which affects their pay and conditions has fallen by 3.8 percentage points between 2007 and 2018.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 36.2
2017 34.7
2016 33.4
2015 35.0
2014 32.9
2013 37.1

Gender balance in organisations

Gap between male and female employment rate (positive gap represents higher male than female employment rate). Find out more about this indicator.

The gender employment gap has decreased by 2.9% since 2007, from 10.6% to 7.6 %.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 7.6
2017 6.9
2016 7.6
2015 6.1
2014 7.6
2013 7.0

Health

Healthy life expectancy

The estimated average number of years that a new born female baby could be expected to live in ‘good’ or ‘very good’ health based on how individuals perceive their general health. Find out more about this indicator.

Levels of healthy life expectancy at birth have remained around the same for women and increased for men since 2009-2011.

There was little change in healthy life expectancy between 2014-2016 and 2015-2017 for males. However, there was a significant decrease in health life expectancy between 2014-2016 and 2015-2017 for females.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2015-17 63
2014-16 63
2013-15 63
2012-14 63
2011-13 63
2010-12 63

Mental wellbeing

Average score on Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS).

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017 49.8
2016 49.8
2015 49.9
2014 50.0
2013 50.0

Healthy weight

Percentage of adults (aged 16+) who are a healthy weight. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017 33
2016 34
2015 34
2010 33
2009 34

Health risk behaviours

Percentage of adults with two or more health risk behaviours (current smoker, harmful drinking, low physical activity, obesity). Find out more about this indicator.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017 29
2016 31
2015 32
2014 29
2013 28

Physical activity

Percentage of adults meeting physical activity recommendations.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017 65
2016 64
2015 63
2014 63
2013 64

Journeys by active travel

The proportion of short journeys less than 2 miles that are made by walking. This indicator also includes the proportion of journeys under 5 miles made by cycling, available to view on the Equality Evidence Finder. You can also find out more about this indicator.

Since 2012, the proportion of journeys under 2 miles made on foot has fallen from 48.5% to 43.0%. Over that time, the proportion of journeys under 5 miles made by bike rose from (1.5% in 2012 to 1.8% in 2018).

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2018 43.0
2017 45.3
2016 47.8
2015 45.1
2014 51.3
2013 47.3

Quality of care experience

Percentage of people who describe the overall care provided by their GP practice as Excellent or Good. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2017-18 83
2015-16 85
2013-14 85
2011-12 87
2009-10 90

Work related ill health

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Premature Mortality

European Age Standardised mortality rates per 100,000 for people under 75. Find out more about this indicator.

Since 1997, the rate of premature mortality decreased year-on-year until 2015 when there was an increase. The rate decreased again in 2017 and remained relatively stable in 2018, however, it remains at a higher level than in 2014, the lowest year on record. Despite the higher mortality rate after 2014, premature mortality rates are currently 17 per cent lower than in 2006. However, this decrease has not been equal across socio-economic status, with premature mortality rates in the most deprived areas 3.3 times higher than in the least deprived areas in 2018. The deprivation mortality gap has widened since 2001 when premature mortality rates in the most deprived areas were 2.5 times higher than in the least deprived areas.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 432.0
2017 425.2
2016 439.7
2015 440.5
2014 423.2
2013 437.5

Human Rights

Public services treat people with dignity and respect

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Quality of public services

Percentage of respondents who are fairly or very satisfied with the quality of local services (local health services, local schools and public transport). Find out more about this indicator.

The percentage of adults satisfied with local health services, local schools and public transport in 2018 was 51.7%, down from the level in 2007 of 57.1% (the first year these data were collected). Levels of satisfaction have decreased from a peak of 66.0% in 2011.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 51.7
2017 51.9
2016 56.1
2015 57.5
2014 61.9
2013 59.9

Influence over local decisions

Percentage of people who agree with the statement "I can influence decisions affecting my local area". Find out more about this indicator.

In 2018, 20.1% of people agreed that they can influence decisions affecting their local area. This is a decrease of 2.6 percentage points since last year, and is similar to the level of 19.6% in 2007 – the lowest level since first measured.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2018 20.1
2017 22.7
2016 23.1
2015 23.6
2014 23.0
2013 22.0

Access to justice

The proportion of adults who are confident that the Scottish Criminal Justice System, as a whole, makes sure everyone has access to the justice system if they need it. Find out more about this indicator.

The proportion of adults who were confident that the Scottish justice system makes sure everyone has access to the justice system if they need it increased from 69.6% in 2008/09 to 75.2% in 2017/18

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2017-18 75.2
2016-17 75.5
2014-15 75.7
2012-13 75.9
2010-11 73.1
2009-10 71.2

International

A positive experience for people coming to Scotland

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Scotland's reputation

Anholt GfK-Roper Nation Brands Index (NBI): Average scores of the six dimensions of national competence, given as a value (not percentage) out of 100. Find out more about this indicator.

Scotland’s overall score on the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands IndexSM (NBISM) was 62.7 in 2018, an increase of 0.5 points since the last measurement in 2016 (62.2). This is the highest score Scotland has received since the baseline study in 2008 (60.2). The score positions Scotland 16th across 50 evaluated countries around the world. Countries that did better than Scotland and ranked in the Top 10 were Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Italy, United States, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 62.7
2016 62.2
2014 61.8
2012 60.1
2010 59.7

Scotland's population

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Trust in public organisations

Indicator in development

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International networks

Indicator in development

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Contribution of development support to other nations

Indicator in development

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Poverty

Relative poverty after housing costs

The proportion of individuals living in private households with an equivalised income of less than 60% of the UK median after housing costs. Find out more about this indicator.

20% of the population lived in relative poverty after housing costs in 2015-18. This compares to 19% in the previous period. Further data points are required to confirm a trend.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2015-18 20
2014-17 19
2013-16 19
2012-15 18
2011-14 18
2010-13 18

Wealth inequality

Wealth inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient which ranges from 0 (perfect equality) to 100 (maximal inequality). Find out more about this indicator.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2014-16 61
2012-14 62
2010-12 61
2008-10 63

Cost of living

Cost of living refers to the percentage of net income spent on housing, fuel and food by households in Scotland and is measured as a three-year rolling average. Find out more about this indicator.

The cost of living has been relatively stable since the first data point for this indicator, 2013-14 – 2015/16. The cost of living for households with children has been similar to all households since 2013-14 – 2015/16. However, households with incomes in the lowest three deciles (both with and without children) have almost double the cost of living compared with all households in Scotland.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2015/16-2017/18 26
2014/15-2016/17 25
2013/14-2015/16 26

Unmanageable debt

The proportion of households in unmanageable debt: either excessive debt repayments/arrears on commitments, or high debt levels relative to annual income. Find out more about this indicator.

3.3% of households in Scotland were in unmanageable debt in 2014-16. This compares to 4.4% in 2012-14. The proportion of households in unmanageable debt decreased for two time periods in a row.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2014-16 3.3
2012-14 4.4
2010-12 5.7

Persistent poverty

The proportion of people in Scotland living in relative poverty after housing costs for three out of the last four years. Find out more about this indicator.

11% of the population lived in persistent poverty after housing costs in 2013-2017. This means they were in relative poverty after housing costs for at least 3 out of the 4 years in the reference period. This compares to 10% in the previous period.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013-2017 11
2012-2016 10
2011-2015 11
2010-2014 10

Satisfaction with housing

The percentage of households who report being either "very satisfied" or "fairly satisfied" with their house or flat. Find out more about this indicator.

Overall ratings of housing satisfaction have been consistently high, with over nine in ten households typically reporting they are “very” or “fairly satisfied” with their house or flat since 2007. The figure is at 90.3% in 2018.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2018 90
2017 92
2016 92
2015 92
2014 91
2013 90

Food insecurity

The proportion of adults reporting that, at some point in the previous 12 months, they were worried they would run out of food because of a lack of money or other resources. Find out more about this indicator.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2017 8