National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

About our Statistics

About our Statistics

This section describes the background to official statistics produced by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) and the policies and practices used to produce them.

What We Do
A summary of the services we provide and the outputs we produce, including the latest statistics work plan.

National and Official Statistics
Background on National Statistics and official statistics, the UK Statistics Authority and how NRS meets their requirements, which are set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Revisions and Corrections
Our revisions policy, detailing how we deal with revisions and corrections to our data, and a list of the most recent datasets and publications that have been revised or corrected.

Data Access and Confidentiality
NRS arrangements to ensure all of our data is secure and that no individual can be identified from our statistics unless agreed with them.