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Scotland Performs Update

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

Scottish Government performance information

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113 page PDF

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Contents
Scotland Performs Update
Equalities and Human Rights Committee

113 page PDF

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Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Scorecard

The following National Performance Framework indicators have been selected as relevant to the Equalities and Human Rights 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

Reduce the proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage

Reduce crime victimisation rates

Improve access to suitable housing options for those in housing need

Widen use of the internet

Performance Maintaining

Supported by increased healthy life expectancy in Scotland in the period from 2007 to 2017 ( population)

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

Reduce underemployment

Reduce the pay gap

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

Increase the proportion of babies with a healthy birth weight

Increase the proportion of healthy weight children

Increase physical activity

Improve mental wellbeing

Reduce premature mortality

Improve support for people with care needs

Reduce the percentage of adults who smoke

Improve people’s perceptions of the quality of public services

Improve the responsiveness of public services

Reduce children’s deprivation

Improve people’s perceptions of their neighbourhood

Increase cultural engagement

Improve access to local greenspace

Performance Worsening

To increase overall income and reduce income inequality by 2017 ( solidarity)

Improve the skill profile of the population

Improve levels of educational attainment

Improve self-assessed general health

Reduce alcohol related hospital admissions

Improve people’s perceptions about the crime rate in their area

Reduce the proportion of individuals living in poverty

Performance Improving

Proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage

The proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage decreased in 2017.

Percentage of people who have been a victim of crime

The percentage of people who have been a victim of crime remains on a downward trend.

Percentage of homeless households assessed as priority (housing need)

Since December 2012, all unintentionally homeless households have been entitled to settled accommodation.

Percentage of adults who use the internet for personal use

The percentage of adults using the internet for personal use increased in 2016, following a steep upward trend.

Performance Maintaining

Healthy life expectancy at birth (population)

Levels of healthy life expectancy have been gradually increasing since 1980. However, there has been little change since 2008.

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.

The proportion of workers who are underemployed

The proportion of workers who are underemployed remained stable between 2015 and 2016, following a declining trend since the peak in 2012. The upward trend in earlier years was due to the recession in 2008.

Gender Pay Gap (median hourly earnings (excluding Overtime), full time employees)

The gender pay gap has gradually decreased since 2000, remaining stable in 2017.

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 babies with a healthy birth weight

The proportion of babies with a healthy birth weight increased from 88.9% to 90.1% between 2001 and 2017.

Percentage of children with a healthy weight

The proportion of healthy weight children has fluctuated around the same general level between 2008 and 2016.

Percentage of adults who meet physical activity recommendations

The proportion of adults meeting physical activity guidelines has been stable since 2012. Using the old guidelines, the proportion of adults meeting the recommendations was also stable between 2008 and 2012.

Average mental wellbeing score

Average adult scores on the Warwick- Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale have remained stable between 2008 and 2016.

Premature mortality for people aged under 75 (rate per 100,000)

Premature mortality remained stable between 2015 and 2016, following an increase in 2015. Despite this, premature mortality is at its third lowest level over the full time series, having previously decreased year-on-year for every year in recent decades.

Percentage of people with care needs supported at home

The proportion of adults meeting physical activity guidelines has been stable since 2012. Using the old guidelines, the proportion of adults meeting the recommendations was also stable between 2008 and 2012.

Percentage of adults who smoke

The proportion of adults who smoke has been on an overall downward trend. Smoking rates were on a downward trend until 2013 and have been stable since.

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 people who agree they can influence decisions affecting their local area (public service responsiveness)

The percentage of people who agree that they can influence decisions affecting their local area has increased since 2007.

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 peopel who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' palce 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 adults who live within a 5 minute walk of their local greenspace

The percentage of adults who live within a five minute walk of their local greenspace remained stable in 2016.

Performance Worsening

Ratio of income of the top 10% divided by the bottom 40% (solidarity)

The ratio of income of the top 10% divided by the bottom 40% increased in 2015/16, following a period of stability between 2010/11 and 2014/15.

Percentage of adults wiht 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.

Educational attainment (gap in average PISA scores between Scotland and OECD average

Scotland's educational performance has fallen to 2 points above the OECD average in 2015. This is due to declines in Scottish performance in Science and Reading.

Percentage of adults assessing their general health as 'good' or 'very good'

The percentage of adults assessing their health as 'good' or 'very good' declined in 2016.

Alcohol related admissions to hospital (per 100,000 population)

Alcohol related hospital admissions peaked in 2007/08. They then declined by 22% by 2015/16 before increasing in 2016/17.

Percentage of people who say the crime rate in their area has stayed the same or reduced

The percentage of people who perceive crime to have stayed the same or reduced in their area decreased in 2014/15. However, this number has risen continuously since 2003.

Percentage of individuals living in relative poverty (before housing costs)

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

Equalities and Human Rights Committee - Appendix

This appendix uses the data available on Scotland Performs to provide data breakdowns for some of the indicators in this scorecard.

  • Further breakdowns are available on Scotland Performs for some of these and other National Performance Framework indicators.

Population — Supported by increased healthy life expectancy in Scotland in the period from 2007 to 2017

Healthy Life Expectancy at birth (years), by gender

Women have a higher Healthy Life Expectancy than men. The gap widened in 2015.

Improve the skill profile of the population

Skill profile (percentage of population with low or no qualifications), by age group.

A higher percentage of the population aged 50 and older has low skills compared to those under 50.

Skill profile (percentage of population with low or no qualifications), by gender

In 2016, there was no gap between women and men with low skills.

Reduce the proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage

Proportion of employees (18+) earning less than the Living Wage, by gender

A higher proportion of female employees earn less than the Living Wage.

Improve levels of educational attainment

Educational attainment (gap in average PISA scores between Scotland

On average (across Reading, Maths and Science) male students in Scotland outperform the OECD average to a greater extent than females do. The extent to which Scotland’s mean scores exceed the OECD average has remained the same for males between 2009 and 2012, but has increased for females.

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

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

The proportion of 16-19 year olds in education, training or employment from the most deprived areas is lower compared to those in the least deprived areas.

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

The proportion of 16-19 year olds identified as disabled in education, training or employment is lower compared to those not identified as disabled.

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

There is little difference in the proportion of female and male 16-19 year olds participating in education, training or employment.

Increase the proportion of healthy weight children

Percentage of children with a healthy weight, by gender

In 2016, the percentage of children with a healthy weight is similar for girls and boys.

Percentage of children with a healthy weight, by deprivation

Children in the least deprived areas are more likely to have a healthy weight than those in the most deprived areas.

Increase physical activity

Percentage of adults meeting physical activity recommendations, by gender

Men are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than women.

Percentage of adults meeting physical activity recommendations, by age

The percentage of adults meeting physical activity recommendations decreases with age. Although, the 75+ age group has seen the largest increase between 2012 and 2016.

Improve self-assessed general health

Percentage of adults assessing their general health as 'good' or 'very good', by gender

The percentage of men and women assessing their general health as 'good' or 'very good' has been similar since 2008.

Percentage of adults assessing their general health as 'good' or 'very good', by age

Self-assessed general health decreases with age. The largest decreases between 2008 and 2016 were in the 25-34 and 35- 44 age groups.

Percentage of adults assessing their general health as 'good' or 'very good', by deprivation

In 2016, self-assessed general health was lowest in the most deprived areas and highest in the least deprived areas.

Improve mental wellbeing

Average mental wellbeing score, by gender

The gap between men's and women's mental wellbeing scores has been narrowing since 2012 and they are now equal.

Average mental wellbeing score, by age

Between 2008 and 2015, people aged 75 and older had the largest increase in mental health score. People aged 45 to 54 had the largest decrease.

Average mental wellbeing score, by deprivation

In 2016, mental wellbeing scores were lowest in the most deprived areas and highest in the least deprived areas.

Reduce premature mortality

Premature mortality for people aged under 75 (rate per 100,000), by deprivation

Premature mortality rates are higher in the most deprived areas than the least deprived areas.

Reduce the percentage of adults who smoke

Percentage of adults (16+) who smoke cigarettes, by gender

Smoking rates have been falling gradually for both men and women. In 2016, men were slightly more likely to smoke cigarettes than women.

Percentage of adults (16+) who smoke cigarettes, by deprivation

In 2016, smoking rates were highest in the most deprived areas and lowest in the least deprived areas.

Reduce alcohol related hospital admissions

Alcohol related hospital admissions (rate per 100,000), by gender

Rates of alcohol related hospital admissions are higher among men than women.

Alcohol related hospital admissions (rate per 100,000), by age

Rates of alcohol related hospital admissions have fallen across all age groups between 2006/07 and 2015/16.

Alcohol related hospital admissions (rate per 100,000), by deprivation

Rates of alcohol related hospital admissions are higher in the most deprived areas than in the least deprived areas.

Improve people’s perceptions about the crime rate in their area

Percentage of peopel who say the crime rate in their area has stayed the same or reduced, by gender

Men were more likely to agree that the local crime rate has reduced or stayed the same than women.

Percentage of people who say the crime rate in their area has stayed the same or reduced by age

Between 2008/09 and 2014/15, the percentage of people who said that the local crime rate has reduced or stayed the same increased across all age groups, other than those aged 25-34 and 35-44 where changes were not significant.

Percentage of people who say the crime rate in their area has stayed the same or reduced, by deprivation

The difference in perceptions of crime rate between the most deprived areas and the rest of Scotland fell between 2012/13 and 2014/15.

Reduce crime victimisation rates

Percentage of people who have been a victim of crime, by gender

The risk of being a victim of a crime is higher for men than for women.

Percentage of people who have been a victim of crime, by deprivation

The risk of being a victim of crime is higher for adults living in the 15% most deprived areas, compared to those living in the rest of Scotland.

Improve people’s perceptions of the quality of public services

Percentage of people who are 'very' or 'fairly' satisified with the quality of local public services, by age

Those aged 75 and older are the most satisfied with local public services, even though satisfaction levels amongst those aged 75 and older has fallen.

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

People living in urban areas are more likely to be satisfied with local public services.

Reduce the proportion of individuals living in poverty

Percentage of single adults living in relative poverty (before housing costs)

The percentage of single working age women with dependent children living in relative poverty has fallen over time. However, in 2014/15 it was higher than the percentages of single working age men and women without dependent children living in poverty.

Percentage of individuals living in relative poverty (before housing costs), by age group

There has been a general decrease in the percentage of people living in relative poverty across the age groups. In 2015/16, levels of relative poverty were similar for each age group.

Percentage of individuals living in relative poverty (before housing costs), by disability

People living in a household with a disabled adult are more likely to be living in relative poverty.

Please note figures from 2012/13 onwards are not directly comparable to previous years due to the definition of disability changing.

Widen use of the internet

Percentage of adults who use the internet for personal use, by age group

Internet use has risen for all age groups between 2007 and 2016, with the largest increase among those aged 60 and older.

Percentage of adults who use the internet for personal use, by deprivation

The gap in internet use between the least and most deprived has narrowed from 29% in 2007 to 13% in 2016.

Improve people’s perceptions of their neighbourhood

Percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' place to live, by gender

The percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' place to live has increased for both men and women and are at similar levels.

Percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' place to live, by age

Between 2007 and 2016, the percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' place to live has increased across most age groups, with the largest increase among those aged 16-24.

Percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' place to live, by deprivation

The percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' place to live is lower in the most deprived areas.

Percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' place to live, by urban/rural

The percentage of people who rate their neighbourhood as a 'very good' place to live is lower in urban areas.

Increase cultural engagement

Percentage of adults who are culturally engaged, by age

Between 2012 and 2016, levels of cultural engagement have increased across all age groups, although engagement decreases with age.

Percentage of adults who are culturally engaged, by deprivation

Overall, cultural engagement is at the highest level to date, but people are more culturally engaged in the less deprived areas.

Data for 2012 onwards is not directly comparable with data prior to this.

Improve access to local greenspace

Percentage of adults who live within 5 minute walk of their local greenspace, by deprivation

A higher proportion of adults in less deprived areas live within a five minute walk of local greenspace.


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