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Understanding the Scottish rural economy: research paper

Published: 23 Feb 2018
Part of:
Economy, Farming and rural, Research
ISBN:
9781788515795

This report outlines the Scottish Government's understanding of the Scottish rural economy and presents economic and social data.

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Understanding the Scottish rural economy: research paper
Annex 1: Statistical Annex

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Annex 1: Statistical Annex

Table 1.1: 2015 GVA by Sector for Rural local authorities £ Million

Local Authority Distribution, Wholesale & Retail Public Admin Manufacturing Real Estate Business Services Construction Mining, Quarrying, Utilities Other Agriculture Fish & Forestry Finance Info and Comms Total
Aberdeenshire 1,498 873 1,270 912 1,058 589 458 207 228 58 101 7,252
Angus 328 426 385 267 132 143 31 52 164 28 13 1,969
Argyll and Bute 352 479 145 223 145 108 151 60 37 11 25 1,736
Clackmannanshire 143 220 162 73 42 50 27 57 12 6 18 810
Dumfries and Galloway 685 642 414 331 161 159 102 118 77 48 66 2,803
East Ayrshire 328 526 204 162 142 137 131 87 117 38 25 1,897
East Lothian 267 343 107 239 152 126 108 83 40 39 24 1,528
Highland 1,159 1,252 625 599 391 463 282 193 136 48 126 5,274
Moray 376 444 537 199 94 131 38 81 43 15 12 1,970
Na h-Eileanan Siar 92 154 32 53 23 38 7 14 15 5 27 460
Orkney Islands 113 111 25 45 28 50 16 11 34 5 7 445
Perth and Kinross 697 644 222 415 287 270 549 103 58 114 41 3,400
Scottish Borders 373 477 234 285 152 152 51 78 97 31 31 1,961
Shetland Islands 142 128 57 45 41 88 51 33 34 4 8 631
South Ayrshire 669 586 440 263 134 116 30 107 26 59 34 2,464

Source: ONS local authority level GVA Statistics April 2017 (Using Scottish Government RESAS Classification 2018)

Table 1.2: GVA in Mainly Rural Scotland, 1997 to 2015 (Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Highland, Perth & Kinross, Angus, Moray, South Ayrshire, East Lothian, Clackmannanshire, Aberdeenshire, East Ayrshire)

Rural Growth over time GVA £million 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing 788 809 793 904 944 869 991 1,104 803 1,024 1,184 919 798 1,112 959 902 1,023 1,016 998
Mining, Utilities 1,202 1,170 907 1,025 973 1,105 1,063 1,132 1,181 1,299 1,351 1,385 1,750 1,410 1,466 1,763 1,808 1,881 1,807
Manufacturing 2,939 2,939 2,831 2,790 2,779 2,712 2,536 2,796 3,034 3,050 3,131 3,362 3,490 3,513 3,805 3,804 4,217 4,442 4,600
Construction 1,051 1,150 1,207 1,322 1,273 1,504 1,566 1,659 1,818 2,010 2,266 2,111 1,788 1,898 2,000 1,957 2,269 2,285 2,336
Distribution, Wholesale and Retail 3,140 3,234 3,315 3,272 3,716 3,737 3,917 4,197 4,388 4,582 4,845 5,182 5,144 5,104 5,177 5,172 5,776 6,448 6,523
Information and communications 289 318 347 422 475 494 554 567 490 508 496 442 463 425 389 415 426 459 491
Financial Services 374 389 362 335 366 353 407 540 589 611 704 676 735 609 555 591 540 489 484
Real Estate 2,284 2,302 2,282 2,166 2,068 2,035 1,979 2,103 2,343 2,718 3,014 3,329 2,893 2,876 3,132 3,304 3,279 3,412 3,745
Business Services 975 1,051 1,101 1,169 1,219 1,274 1,398 1,487 1,594 1,823 1,874 1,950 1,899 1,971 2,333 2,382 2,546 2,676 2,745
Public Admin 2,878 3,029 3,288 3,522 3,813 4,053 4,257 4,660 5,078 5,397 5,508 5,580 5,755 5,825 6,042 5,741 5,888 6,229 6,433
Other 468 509 548 589 661 767 866 875 900 1,001 962 976 982 1,006 1,060 1,112 1,214 1,149 1,166
Total 16,388 16,900 16,981 17,516 18,287 18,903 19,534 21,120 22,218 24,023 25,335 25,912 25,697 25,749 26,918 27,143 28,986 30,486 31,328

Source: ONS local authority level GVA Statistics April 2017 (Using Scottish Government RESAS Classification 2018)

Table 1.3: GVA in Islands and Remote Rural Scotland, 1997 to 2015 (Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Argyll & Bute)

Remote rural Growth over time GVA £million 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing 120 134 140 138 144 140 143 160 132 137 134 123 114 132 111 119 114 122 120
Mining, Utilities 125 119 119 135 129 197 177 181 172 142 135 178 184 145 152 164 211 234 225
Manufacturing 171 172 120 109 119 107 125 136 143 139 139 172 179 185 222 224 252 249 259
Construction 123 145 173 186 139 158 187 212 241 254 253 238 216 232 236 227 268 291 284
Distribution, Wholesale and Retail 376 406 472 461 471 431 450 508 537 515 560 595 578 561 548 573 593 648 699
Information and communications 31 35 40 41 42 39 57 62 63 64 54 56 50 47 49 53 57 65 67
Financial Services 35 36 37 35 34 29 27 39 44 43 55 50 56 42 36 33 30 22 25
Real Estate 251 248 246 235 228 220 213 224 257 275 305 332 302 292 322 355 339 350 366
Business Services 111 117 129 136 141 159 168 170 172 202 204 213 218 211 234 243 231 250 237
Public Admin 451 502 520 518 518 564 629 680 762 792 769 813 892 931 916 853 838 835 872
Other 72 81 77 73 80 91 103 106 122 143 131 121 111 117 127 118 117 117 118
Total 1,866 1,995 2,073 2,067 2,045 2,135 2,279 2,478 2,645 2,706 2,739 2,891 2,900 2,895 2,953 2,962 3,050 3,183 3,272

Source: ONS local authority level GVA Statistics April 2017 (Using Scottish Government RESAS Classification 2018)

Table 1.4 Gross Value Added (Income Approach) by rural local authorities, 1997 to 2015,

Local Authority 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Aberdeenshire 3,087 3,094 2,915 3,092 3,299 3,396 3,411 3,597 3,792 4,309 4,800 5,099 4,990 5,102 5,583 5,778 6,362 7,022 7,253
Angus 1,270 1,283 1,295 1,294 1,310 1,352 1,457 1,520 1,548 1,729 1,861 1,797 1,707 1,804 1,816 1,752 1,909 1,945 1,969
Argyll and Bute 976 1,048 1,094 1,149 1,127 1,130 1,219 1,273 1,373 1,472 1,468 1,610 1,589 1,574 1,579 1,562 1,609 1,694 1,736
Clackmannanshire 457 469 471 574 576 598 612 622 570 634 675 679 682 648 667 650 728 785 811
Dumfries and Galloway 1,549 1,575 1,679 1,615 1,819 1,804 1,776 1,959 2,037 2,199 2,290 2,296 2,344 2,376 2,419 2,370 2,527 2,728 2,802
East Ayrshire 1,202 1,244 1,219 1,289 1,355 1,345 1,396 1,488 1,614 1,696 1,684 1,662 1,669 1,722 1,721 1,687 1,671 1,818 1,897
East Lothian 926 943 936 958 968 1,043 1,102 1,187 1,213 1,388 1,387 1,396 1,295 1,297 1,340 1,367 1,438 1,463 1,528
Highland 2,484 2,681 2,774 2,901 3,021 3,153 3,418 3,780 4,072 4,148 4,324 4,464 4,347 4,295 4,518 4,560 4,804 5,105 5,273
Moray 988 1,063 1,076 1,105 1,169 1,263 1,344 1,438 1,634 1,640 1,746 1,834 1,893 1,843 1,966 1,960 2,040 1,929 1,970
Na h-Eileanan Siar 294 312 349 301 297 318 365 422 443 450 445 435 440 405 429 438 436 450 460
Orkney Islands 234 251 247 245 235 250 274 310 338 329 341 353 368 381 394 406 410 434 446
Perth and Kinross 1,942 1,999 1,915 1,950 1,952 2,075 2,110 2,328 2,414 2,652 2,813 2,784 2,980 2,811 2,973 3,135 3,340 3,333 3,400
Scottish Borders 1,084 1,100 1,202 1,186 1,247 1,271 1,302 1,444 1,467 1,614 1,705 1,743 1,668 1,709 1,758 1,733 1,888 1,930 1,961
Shetland Islands 366 383 383 371 381 440 423 470 492 455 481 495 504 535 554 559 594 606 630
South Ayrshire 1,405 1,447 1,500 1,551 1,571 1,605 1,610 1,761 1,860 2,010 2,053 2,158 2,125 2,143 2,161 2,148 2,282 2,433 2,464

Source: ONS local authority level GVA Statistics April 2017 (Using Scottish Government RESAS Classification 2018)

Chart 1.1: Rural and urban GVA illustrated, arranged by relative size of the economy in Mainly Rural areas

Chart 1.1: Rural and urban GVA illustrated, arranged by relative size of the economy in Mainly Rural areas

Source: ONS local authority level GVA Statistics, as at August 2017 (Using Scottish Government RESAS Classification 2018)

Table 1.5: Total Business Units in compared with Private Sector Employees in Rural local authorities in Scotland

Local authority Business Units Private Sector employees
2008 2015 2008 2015
Aberdeenshire 10,444 12,568 74,900 86,600
Angus 3,344 3,656 27,200 26,300
Argyll and Bute 3,782 3,673 25,200 27,000
Clackmannanshire 1,168 1,219 11,000 10,800
Dumfries and Galloway 5,259 5,040 43,100 43,200
East Ayrshire 2,755 2,903 53,700 51,700
East Lothian 2,581 2,910 27,300 26,500
Highland 9,907 10,523 20,200 21,100
Moray 2,895 3,078 83,800 82,000
Na h-Eileanan Siar 1,131 1,138 26,400 26,800
Orkney Islands 901 956 7,000 6,800
Perth and Kinross 5,509 5,731 5,900 6,600
Scottish Borders 4,397 4,299 49,100 49,600
Shetland Islands 1,097 1,243 31,700 29,700
South Ayrshire 3,484 3,499 7,900 10,400

Source: Inter-Departmental Business Register, as at March 2017 (Using RESAS Classification 2018)

Table 1.6: Unemployment rates and levels by local authority

Local authority 2015 Unemployment rate 2015 Unemployment level
Aberdeen City 4.7% 6,200
Aberdeenshire 2.7% 3,900
Angus 4.7% 2,700
Argyll and Bute 4.5% 1,900
City of Edinburgh 5.4% 14,100
Clackmannanshire 5.7% 1,500
Dumfries and Galloway 4.4% 3,400
Dundee City 8.9% 6,200
East Ayrshire 7.7% 4,600
East Dunbartonshire 4.5% 2,400
East Lothian 5.0% 2,500
East Renfrewshire 4.4% 2,000
Falkirk 5.8% 4,700
Fife 6.6% 12,300
Glasgow City 8.7% 26,400
Highland 3.2% 4,100
Inverclyde 7.8% 2,900
Midlothian 4.8% 2,100
Moray 4.2% 1,900
Na h-Eileanan Siar 4.4% 600
North Ayrshire 9.3% 5,700
North Lanarkshire 6.9% 11,800
Orkney Islands 2.4% 300
Perth and Kinross 3.8% 2,900
Renfrewshire 6.1% 5,600
Scottish Borders 4.0% 2,300
Shetland Islands 2.2% 300
South Ayrshire 6.1% 3,400
South Lanarkshire 5.5% 9,300
Stirling 5.3% 2,300
West Dunbartonshire 7.6% 3,300
West Lothian 5.8% 5,300

Source: Annual Population Survey in Scotland, Jan-Dec 2015

Table 1.7: GVA share of 'Accommodation and Food Services' and 'Sustainable Tourism' of Mainly Rural and Islands and Remote local authorities, 2015

Local authority Gross Value Added at Basic Prices in Accommodation and Food Services Overall gross Value Added at Basic Prices Share of 'Accommodation and Food Services' of LA GVA GVA in 'Sustainable Tourism' Share of 'Sustainable Tourism'
Aberdeenshire 169.7 6474.9 2.6% 176.2 2.7%
Angus 44.2 1127.2 3.9% 43.9 3.9%
Argyll and Bute 77.6 1049.4 7.4% 88.3 8.4%
Clackmannanshire 12.7 576.7 2.2% 13.2 2.3%
Dumfries and Galloway 114.9 1613.8 7.1% 119.9 7.4%
East Ayrshire 33.1 958.3 3.5% 32.0 3.3%
East Lothian 65.3 870.6 7.5% 67.6 7.8%
Highland 181.6 2978.8 6.1% 197.1 6.6%
Moray 32.6 1104 3.0% 34.1 3.1%
Na h-Eileanan Siar 25.5 234.2 10.9% 39.9 17.0%
Orkney Islands 7.0 233 3.0% 9.8 4.2%
Perth and Kinross 167.7 2453.2 6.8% 172.5 7.0%
Scottish Borders 49.9 1067.5 4.7% 54.6 5.1%
Shetland Islands 50.2 524 9.6% 12.9 2.5%
South Ayrshire 79.8 1509.7 5.3% 90.0 6.0%

Source: Scottish Annual Business Statistics 2017 (Using RESAS Classification 2018)

Table 1.8: GVA of 'Accommodation and Food Services' of Mainly Rural and Islands and Remote local authorities, 2008 to 2015 (in £m)

Local authority 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Aberdeenshire 63.4 159.5 117.4 183.9 189.7 152.6 169.7
Angus 50.2 41.9 35.8 42.6 32.1 34.4 44.2
Argyll and Bute 66.8 69.1 74.2 83.3 94.5 120.0 77.6
Clackmannanshire 7.3 12.4 8.6 13.1 17.0 17.0 12.7
Dumfries and Galloway 45.7 77.3 63.5 65.7 86.8 130.7 114.9
East Ayrshire 16.4 25.0 27.7 27.1 34.5 39.6 33.1
East Lothian 21.3 32.6 33.2 43.5 33.3 51.2 65.3
Highland 140.1 157.7 184.6 201.9 210.6 269.7 181.6
Moray 30.0 64.2 44.4 47.3 37.1 56.3 32.6
Na h-Eileanan Siar 9.2 9.1 12.9 16.2 18.3 39.6 25.5
Orkney Islands 7.9 * 12.5 19.6 26.9 11.8 7.0
Perth and Kinross 137.3 128.3 124.6 159.8 162.6 155.5 167.7
Scottish Borders 84.1 69.4 51.2 45.3 41.8 43.2 49.9
Shetland Islands 8.6 10.7 14.2 9.0 28.1 24.2 50.2
South Ayrshire 50.8 60.1 82.5 80.4 94.5 98.4 79.8

Source: Scottish Annual Business Statistics as at August 2017 (Using RESAS Classification 2018)

Table 1.9: GVA of 'Sustainable Tourism' of Mainly Rural and Islands and Remote local authorities, 2008 to 2015 (in £m)

Local authority 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Aberdeenshire 68.8 150.7 139.7 190.6 196.8 166.4 176.2
Angus 52.6 41.9 37.9 44.0 37.5 37.1 43.9
Argyll and Bute 76.7 76.8 81.0 90.7 105.8 127.8 88.3
Clackmannanshire 9.4 12.6 9.0 13.4 19.1 18.1 13.2
Dumfries and Galloway 51.2 79.6 67.3 68.2 91.0 133.7 119.9
East Ayrshire 22.3 28.0 30.7 29.9 39.4 45.3 32.0
East Lothian 27.0 34.3 33.5 45.4 40.0 58.8 67.6
Highland 151.4 163.0 200.2 216.4 225.6 285.2 197.1
Moray 32.9 60.9 54.0 45.1 38.1 56.9 34.1
Na h-Eileanan Siar 19.4 10.3 9.9 14.7 18.4 19.4 39.9
Orkney Islands 10.2 10.8 14.3 20.7 26.8 14.3 9.8
Perth and Kinross 140.1 133.2 130.5 162.2 169.9 162.5 172.5
Scottish Borders 80.7 64.8 56.0 50.8 47.4 46.5 54.6
Shetland Islands 6.9 12.9 17.7 11.2 30.4 21.5 12.9
South Ayrshire 56.8 61.2 83.0 83.3 98.6 109.4 90.0

Source: Scottish Annual Business Statistics, as at August 2017 (Using RESAS Classification 2018)


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