Incapacity Benefit (IB) Claimant Profiles 
The Scottish Observatory for Work & Health has published Incapacity Benefit (IB) Claimant Profiles for fourteen geographies across Scotland. Each profile provides a range of data on IB claimants, including demographics, reasons for claiming, on and off flows, duration of claims and how these variables changed between 2000 and 2008. The profiles also contain IB claimant data for every neighbourhood/intermediate zone. In addition, an overview profile compares IB rates and on and off rates from 2000 to 2008 for all fourteen geographies plus Edinburgh and the Lothians.

NOMIS is a key web source for information on the economy, containing data on unemployment, employment, vacancies, VAT registered companies and survey data from the ABI (Annual Business Inquiry), the Labour Force Survey and the New Earnings Survey. Access to this data is free although access to the ABI data does incur a charge and is subject to a strict agreement on uses of the data.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across Scotland in a consistent way. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2009 is based on 38 indicators across 7 domains, namely: income, employment, health, education, skills and training, housing, geographic access and crime.

Scottish Household Survey
A Scottish Government survey, the aims of which include informing policy on transport and social justice. In relation to economic circumstances, the survey collects figures on employment, training and unemployment (based on the highest income householder); and for households, figures on income, savings and borrowings, housing costs and financial concerns.

Scottish Government Statistics
This Scottish Government website provides a range of small area statistics including information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social/community issues at different geographical levels from data zone to local authority.

Open Glasgow
Set up as part of the Future City Demonstrator project, aims to provide accessible data to Glasgow’s citizens.   This site is developing but already contains maps of  cycle routes and cycle parking, CCTV camera locations and road accident locations.  The data section contains data that can be downloaded in a variety of formats (zip, excel,.csv, GIS, etc.) grouped under the following themes – active travel, demographics, economy, education, energy, environment, geography, health, living, tourism and transportation.

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    Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Your Better Life Index

    A new, interactive index allowing users to measure and compare their lives.
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    Friday, 25 March 2011

    Monitoring Glasgow 1990

    A report following Glasgow's year as European City of Culture, by John Myerscough
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    Wednesday, 22 December 2010

    Economy & Labour Market Briefing

    A review of economic and labour market data, with projections on what they mean for Glasgow.
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    Monday, 26 April 2010

    Economies of Life

    An exploration of the principles of ecological and economical thinking and their relationship.
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    Monday, 1 March 2010

    Towards a Smarter Glasgow

    A report which covers various aspects of the skills and educational performance of Glasgow, drawing conclusions on Glasgow’s performance in relation to the strategic objective of creating a Smarter Scotland.
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    Monday, 1 February 2010

    Towards a Wealthier & Fairer Glasgow

    A report which examines the Purpose Targets set out in the National Performance Framework for Scotland, before a conclusion on Glasgow’s performance in relation to the strategic objective of creating a wealthier and fairer Scotland.
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    Sunday, 15 November 2009

    A Step Change for Glasgow – Assessing Progress against Targets

    Assessment of progress towards the targets laid out in 2006's A Step Change for Glasgow strategy.
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    Wednesday, 19 August 2009

    A Games Legacy for Glasgow

    Brochure outlining the potential legacy of Glasgow's role as Commonwealth Games host city in 2014.
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    Monday, 3 April 2006

    Let Glasgow Flourish

    A comprehensive report on health and its determinants in Glasgow and West Central Scotland