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

Children and Young People

Child social and physical development

The percentage of eligible children with no concerns, at their 27-30 month review.

Performance to be confirmed

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

Child wellbeing and happiness

The proportion of children aged 4-12 who had a borderline or abnormal total difficulties score

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.

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).

Performance to be confirmed

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

Quality of children's services

Percentage of settings providing funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) achieving good or better across all four quality themes.

Performance Maintaining

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

Children have positive relationships

Percentage of S2 and S4 pupils who report to have "three or more" close friends.

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).

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2012-15 13
2013-16 13
2014-17 12

Communities

Perceptions of local area

Percentage of adults who rate their neighbourhood as a very good place to live.

Performance Maintaining

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

Loneliness

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

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.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2009 70.9
2010 73.5
2012 75.8
2014 74.7
2016 75.5
2018 72.6

Community land ownership

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Crime victimisation

Proportion of people who have been the victim of one or more crimes in the past year.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2009 19.3
2010 17.8
2012 16.9
2014 14.5
2016 13.4
2018 12.5

Places to interact

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Access to green and blue space

Proportion of adults who live within a 5 minute walk of their local green or blue space.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013 67.6
2014 68.6
2015 67.2
2016 65.4
2017 64.7

Social capital

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

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.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2013 80.4
2014 80.3
2015 82.4
2016 83.1
2017 84.5

Participation in a cultural activity

Percentage of adults who have participated in a cultural activity in the last 12 months.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013 78.3
2014 78.6
2015 79.0
2016 78.8
2017 78.1

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).

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2012 2,990
2013 3,604
2014 3,757
2015 4,646
2016 4,389

People working in arts and culture

The number of jobs in the Creative Industries Growth Sector (culture and arts).

Performance Worsening

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

Economy

Productivity

Scotland's Rank for productivity against key trading partners in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Performance Maintaining

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

International exporting

The value, in GBP millions, of Scottish exports (excluding oil and gas).

Performance Improving

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

Economic growth

The annual GDP gap (%) of Scotland with the UK.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2013 -1.200
2014 0.300
2015 -0.800
2016 -1.100
2017 -1.400

Carbon footprint

Scotland's carbon footprint expressed in million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Performance Maintaining

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

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.

Performance Improving

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

Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions as a percentage change achieved from the baseline figure in 1990.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2012 -0.28
2013 -0.40
2014 -0.48
2015 -0.47
2016 -0.45

Access to superfast broadband

Percentage of residential and non-residential addresses where superfast broadband is available.

Performance Improving

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

Spend on research and development

Gross Expenditure on Research and Development (GERD) as a percentage of GDP.

Performance Improving

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

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.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2012-15 114
2013-16 121
2014-17 124

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.

Performance Maintaining

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

Education

Educational attainment

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

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.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013 29.2
2014 27.9
2015 25.8
2016 22.8
2017 23.2

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.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2015 90.4
2016 91.1
2017 91.8

Skill profile of the population

Proportion of adults aged 16-64 with low or no qualifications at SCQF level 4 or below.

Performance Worsening

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

Skill shortage vacancies

Proportion of establishments reporting at least one skills shortage vacancy.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2011 3
2013 4
2015 6
2017 6

Skills underutilisation

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

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2015 32.0
2017 35.0

Environment

Visits to the outdoors

Proportion of adults making one or more visits to the outdoors per week.

Performance Improving

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

State of historic sites

The percentage of pre-1919 dwellings (sites) classified as having disrepair to critical elements.

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.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013 78.1
2014 78.8
2015 79.3
2016 80.4
2017 80.3
2018 79.7

Energy from renewable sources

Percentage of energy consumption which is renewable energy.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2013 12.9
2014 15.2
2015 17.2
2016 16.0
2017 20.0

Waste generated

The amount of household waste generated in million tonnes.

Performance Improving

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

Sustainability of fish stocks

The percentage of fish stocks fished sustainably.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2015 46.00
2016 50.00
2017 54.00

Biodiversity

Index of abundance of Terrestrial Breeding Birds (1994 = 100).

Performance Improving

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

Clean seas

The percentage of biogeographic regions with acceptably low levels of contaminants.

Performance Improving

Year Figure
2015 80.00
2016 80.00
2017 82.50

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.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013 362
2014 375
2015 382
2016 388
2017 391

High growth businesses

The percentage of businesses which are high growth enterprises as a share of all registered enterprises.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2013 0.8
2014 0.9
2015 1.1
2016 1.2
2017 1.2
2018 1.0

Innovative businesses

Proportion of businesses that were innovation active during the survey period.

Performance Worsening

Year Figure
2013 43.3
2015 50.4
2017 45.0

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.

Performance Maintaining

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

Employees on the living wage

Percentage of workers earning less than the living wage.

Performance Maintaining

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

Pay gap

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

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2014 9.1
2015 7.7
2016 6.4
2017 6.6
2018 5.7

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.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013 37.1
2014 32.9
2015 35.0
2016 33.4
2017 34.8

Gender balance in organisations

Gap between male and female employment rate (positive gap represents higher male than female employment rate).

Performance Maintaining

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

Health

Healthy life expectancy

The estimated average number of years that a new born baby could be expected to live in 'good health'.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2011 62
2012 61
2013 61
2014 62
2015 61

Mental wellbeing

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

Performance Maintaining

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

Healthy weight

Percentage of adults (aged 16+) who are a healthy weight.

Performance Maintaining

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

Health risk behaviours

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

Performance Maintaining

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

Physical activity

Percentage of adults meeting physical activity recommendations.

Performance Maintaining

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

Journeys by active travel

Proportion of adults usually travelling to work by public or active transport.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2013 30.7
2014 29.8
2015 31.4
2016 30.6
2017 30.1

Quality of care experience

Percentage of people who describe the overall care provided by their GP practice as Excellent or Good.

Performance Worsening

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

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.

Performance Improving

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

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).

Performance Worsening

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

Influence over local decisions

Percentage of people who agree with the statement "I can influence decisions affecting my local area".

Performance Maintaining

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

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.

Performance Maintaining

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

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.

Performance Maintaining

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

Scotland's population

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Trust in public organisations

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

International networks

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

Contribution of development support to other nations

Indicator in development

No data, indicator currently in development

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.

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2012-15 18
2013-16 19
2014-17 19

Wealth inequality

Wealth inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient which ranges from 0 (perfect equality) to 100 (maximal inequality).

Performance Maintaining

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

Cost of living

Median percentage of net income spent on housing, fuel and food.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2012-15 26
2013-16 26
2014-17 25

Unmanageable debt

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

Performance Improving

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

Persistent poverty

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

Performance Maintaining

Year Figure
2010-14 9
2011-15 10
2012-16 8

Satisfaction with housing

The percentage of households who report being either "very satisfied" or "fairly satisfied" with their house or flat.

Performance Maintaining

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

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.

Performance to be confirmed

Year Figure
2017 8