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Scotland Performs Update

Published: 15 Dec 2016
Part of:
Economy
ISBN:
9781786526373

Scottish Government performance scorecards and narratives as at 15 December 2016.

112 page PDF

5.9MB

112 page PDF

5.9MB

Contents
Scotland Performs Update
Economy, Jobs And Fair Work Committee

112 page PDF

5.9MB

Economy, Jobs And Fair Work Committee

Scorecard

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

The report below shows recent performance on these indicators as at 15 December 2016.

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

Performance Improving

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To match the GDP growth rate of the small independent EU countries by 2017

Increase real terms productivity in Scotland

To match average European ( EU15) population growth over the period from 2007 to 2017

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)

Increase the number of businesses

Improve digital infrastructure

Improve Scotland's reputation

Reduce children's deprivation

Increase renewable electricity production

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

To close the gap with the top five OECD countries by 2017 ( participation)

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

Reduce traffic congestion

Improve the skill profile of the population

Reduce underemployment

Reduce the proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage

Reduce the pay gap

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

Increase the proportion of graduates in positive destinations

Widen use of the internet

Performance Worsening

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To raise the GDP growth rate to the UK level by 2011

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

Increase exports

Increase r esearch and development spending

Improve knowledge exchange from university research

Reduce the proportion of individuals living in poverty

Reduce Scotland's c arbon footprint

Performance Improving

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Scotland's annual GDP growth rate, on a 4Q on 4Q basis, has been lower than that of the Small EU Countries since the third quarter of 2015. The duration and scale of this gap has been influenced significantly by recent revisions to the Republic of Ireland's GDP time series. For more information please visit www.scotlandperforms.com.

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Scotland's productivity increased by 1.3% in real terms during 2014. It is now 4.4% higher than the pre-recession level in 2007.

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Scotland's population growth was marginally higher than in the EU15 countries in 2015.

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The gap in employment rates between the three local authorities with highest and lowest rates has fluctuated in recent years and is now at roughly the same level as in 2004.

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In 2014, Greenhouse gas emissions were 45.8% lower than the Baseline Period. This exceeds the percentage reduction required to meet the 2020 target (42%) and is outperforming on the percentage reduction trajectory required to meet the 2050 target (80%).

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

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Next generation broadband was available at more premises in 2015 than in the previous four years.

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Scotland continues to have a high score for reputation, consistently rated in the top third of the 50 countries evaluated.

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The percentage of children living in material deprivation decreased in 2014/15 following an increase in the previous two years. In 2010/11, there was a change to the questions asked in the survey.

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The proportion of Scotland's electricity generated from renewable sources has been increasing fairly steadily since 2003.

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Scotland's productivity rank remained at 19th between 2011 and 2014, at the top of the third quartile. Between 2006 and 2010, the rank fluctuated between 16th and 18th.

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The gap in employment rates between Scotland and the 5th highest OECD country narrowed in 2015 and is now equal to the gap in 2006.

Performance Maintaining

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The ratio of income of the top 10% divided by the bottom 40% has remained stable in recent years, following a relatively large decrease between 2009/10 and 2010/11.

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Journeys perceived to have been delayed due to traffic congestion fluctuated between 2007 and 2015.

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The percentage of the working age population with low or no qualifications continues to decline as part of a consistent downward trend.

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The proportion of workers who are underemployed remained stable between 2014 and 2015, following a declining trend since the peak in 2012. The upward trend in earlier years was due to the recession in 2008.

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The proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage remained stable between 2015 and 2016.

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The gender pay gap has gradually decreased since 2000, remaining stable in 2016.

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The proportion of school leavers in learning, training or work increased between 2008/09 and 2015/16.

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The proportion of graduates in positive destinations remained reasonably stable between 2013-14 and 2014-15, following an increase since 2011-12. Changes were made to the questionnaire in 2011-12. Changes were made to the questionnaire in 2011-12. Previously the percentage declined from 2006-07 to 2010-11.

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The percentage of adults using the internet for personal use remained stable between 2014 and 2015, following a steep upward trend.

Performance Worsening

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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 2016.

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Scotland's employment rate was the second highest in the UK in the second and third quarters of 2016.

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The value of Scottish exports to the rest of the world decreased in 2014. However, exports have risen continuously since 2009, as part of a long term upward trend.

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The gap between Scotland and the average EU nations R&D expenditure widened in 2014, as expenditure in the rest of Europe has been increasing at a slightly higher rate.

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University income from knowledge exchange ( KE) declined in 2014-15. Fluctuations from year to year can vary due to the time-based nature of KE activities.

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The proportion of people living in relative poverty is on a long downward trend, but has fluctuated since 2009.

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Scotland's carbon footprint rose fairly steadily to a peak in 2007 before falling sharply in the following years. There was an increase in 2012.


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