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Scotland Performs Update

Published: 14 Dec 2017
Directorate:
Digital Directorate
Part of:
Public sector, Scottish Budget
ISBN:
9781788514842

Scottish Government performance information

113 page PDF

5.8 MB

113 page PDF

5.8 MB

Contents
Scotland Performs Update
Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

113 page PDF

5.8 MB

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Scorecard

The following National Performance Framework indicators have been selected as relevant to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee for the purposes of the Draft Budget Consultation Period.

The report overleaf shows recent performance on these indicators as at 14 December 2017.

The hyperlinks take you to the Scotland Performs website for the latest information on each indicator.

Performance Improving

To rank in the top quartile for productivity against key trading partners in the OECD by 2017

Increase real terms productivity in Scotland

Increase the number of businesses

Improve digital infrastructure

Performance Maintaining

To raise the GDP growth rate to the UK level by 2017

To maintain our position in labour market participation as the top performing country in the UK

To narrow the gap in participation between Scotland’s best and worst performing regions by 2017 ( cohesion)

To reduce emissions by 42% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 ( sustainability)

Reduce traffic congestion

Increase the proportion of young people in learning, training or work

Improve people’s perceptions of the quality of public services

Reduce children’s deprivation

Improve people’s perceptions of their neighbourhood

Increase cultural engagement

Improve the condition of protected nature sites

Increase the abundance of terrestrial breeding birds: biodiversity

Increase natural capital

Improve the state of Scotland’s marine environment

Reduce Scotland’s carbon footprint

Increase the proportion of journeys to work by public or active transport

Performance Worsening

Improve the skill profile of the population

Reduce deaths on Scotland’s roads

Reduce the proportion of individuals living in poverty

Increase renewable electricity production

Performance Improving

Scottish productivity rank among OECD members

Scotland's productivity rank remained at 19 out of 36 countries between 2011 and 2014, at the top of the third quartile. In 2015, the rank rose to 16 out of 36.

Real Terms Productivity in Scotland (Real Output per hour - Scotland’s real terms Productivity index)

Scotland’s productivity increased by 3.5% in real terms during 2015. It is now 9.4% higher than the pre-recession level in 2007.

Number of businesses (private sector enterprises per 10,000 adults)

The number of businesses per 10,000 adults has increased over recent years and is now at a series high level.

Percentage of addresses where next generation broadband is available (digital infrastructure)

Next generation broadband was available at more premises in 2016 than in the previous five years.

Performance Maintaining

Scotland and UK annual GDP growth rates

Scotland’s annual GDP growth rate, on a 4Q on 4Q basis, was lower than the comparable UK rate in the first and second quarters of 2017.

Employment rates in the UK (participation)

Scotland's employment rate was the second highest in the UK in the second and third quarters of 2017.

Gap in employment rates between the 3 local authority areas with the highest and lowest rates (cohesion)

The gap in employment rates between the three local authorities with the highest and lowest rates has declined steadily since 2012.

Greenhouse gas emissions (million tonnes of CO2 equivalent)(Sustainability)

In 2015, Greenhouse gas emissions were 41% lower than the Baseline Period. This is outperforming on the percentage reduction trajectory required to meet the 2020 target (42%) and the 2050 target (80%).

Percentage of journeys delayed by traffic congestion

Journeys perceived to have been delayed due to traffic congestion fluctuated between 2007 and 2016.

Percentage of 16-19 year olds participating in education, training or employment

The percentage of 16-19 year olds participating in education, training or employment increased between 2015/16 and 2016/17.

Percentage of people who are 'very' or 'fairly' satisfied with the quality of local public services

The percentage of people who are 'very' or 'fairly' satisfied with local public services remained stable between 2015 and 2016, having decreased since 2011.

Percentage of children in deprivation

The percentage of children living in material deprivation remained stable between 2014/15 and 2015/16. In 2010/11, there was a change to the questions asked in the survey.

Percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good’ place to live

The percentage of people who rated their neighbourhood as a ‘very good’ place to live increased between 2006 and 2011, but has remained stable since.

Percentage of adults who are culturally engaged

The percentage of adults who engaged in a cultural activity remained stable between 2012 and 2016. The survey question was changed in 2012. Previously the percentage had remained fairly stable since 2007.

Percentage of protected nature sites in a favourable condition

The proportion of protected nature sites in a favourable condition remained stable in 2016, part of a gradual upward trend.

Abundance of terrestrial breeding birds: biodiversity (1994=100)

The abundance of terrestrial breeding birds remained stable between 2014 and 2015, following a large increase in 2014.

Natural Capital asset Index (2000=100)

The Natural Capital Asset Index has remained about the same for the last decade and is roughly at the same level as in 2000.

Fish stocks where the catch limit is consistent with scientific advice(marine environment)

The percentage of fish stocks where the catch limit is consistent with scientific guidance remained stable between 2015 and 2016, following a sharp increase in 2015.

Scotland’s carbon footprint (million tonnes of CO2 equivalent)

Scotland’s carbon footprint has remained stable since 2011, following a declining trend since the peak in 2007.

Percentage of adults who usually travel to work by public or active transport

The proportion of adults who usually travel to work by public or active transport has remained stable for the last decade.

Performance Worsening

Percentage of adults with low or no qualifications(skill profile)

The percentage of the working age population with low or no qualifications has steadily declined since 2004, despite the increase in 2016.

Number of deaths on Scotland’s roads

The number of people killed on Scotland’s roads has fluctuated in recent years. However, this continues to follow a long term downward trend.

Percentage of individuals living relative poverty (before housing costs)

The proportion of people living in relative poverty increased in 2015/16 and has fluctuated since 2009/10.

Electricity produced by renewables as a percentage of gross consumption

The proportion of Scotland's electricity generated from renewable sources has been increasing fairly steadily since 2003, despite the decrease in 2016.


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