Education: key data sources

In addition to the Scottish Government statistics on school education and lifelong learning noted in the 'data' section, the following provide links to Education information:

Scotland’s Census

National Records Scotland (NRS) provide access to census data through the Scotland's Census website. In terms of education, this site has a range of information including population in full-time education, qualifications attained, and students living in an area (broken down for a range of geographical levels).

ScotPHO Profiles

ScotPHO publish health and wellbeing profiles for local authorities and other geographies in Scotland. These present a range of indicators of health, wellbeing and wider determinants and include education related indicators. A new set of children and young people profiles are being published in September 2017.

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey

HBSC is a cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The study aims to gain new insight into, and increase our understanding of, young people's health and well-being, health behaviours and their social context.

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS)

This is a school-based survey. SALSUS was established to provide a broad-based approach to the monitoring of substance use among young people in Scotland in the context of other lifestyle, health and social factors.

Scottish Household Survey

A Scottish Government survey, the aims of which include informing policy on transport and social justice. In terms of education, the survey includes questions on qualifications attained and participation in adult education and training.

Scottish Statistics

One of the topic areas on the Scottish Statistics web site is 'Education, Skills and Training'. There are a range of statistics related to school education: pupil profile data; examination results and tariff scores and; school leaver destinations. There are also statistics on skills and training: job related training and; highest qualification of working age people.