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 and guidance

Methods guides

Contracts awarded

Statistics and research publications

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


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

People and groups

Roger Halliday
Chief Statistician

Statistician group

Dr Audrey MacDougall
Chief Social Researcher

Social research group