Presentation on theme: "2012 to 2013 July AugBank advances SepJune Census OctAgricultural production methods 2010 First estimates of harvest Nov DecFinal estimates of harvest."— Presentation transcript:
2012 to 2013 July AugBank advances SepJune Census OctAgricultural production methods 2010 First estimates of harvest Nov DecFinal estimates of harvest JanFarm Income Statistics Feb MarDecember Census Apr May JuneERSA Tenanted Land Survey 2013 to 2014 July Aug SepBank advances OctJune Census and Farm structure First estimates of harvest NovAgricultural production methods 2013 DecFinal estimates of harvest JanTotal income from Farming Feb MarResults of December Census Farm Business Statistics AprTenanted Land Survey May JuneERSA
Timetable questions Q1. What are your views on the proposed changes to the publication timetable? Q2. Are there any (feasible) changes to the timetable that you would like to see?
Content and Format Main headlines on front page(s) Contents Commentary (text, charts and small tables) Notes (uses, methodology, quality…) Tables Available in html and pdf Accompanied by spreadsheets of tables Pre-announced on government website Accompanied by press release with main headlines Publicised to Scotstat contacts
Content and format questions Q3. Does the arrangement of information within the publication meet your needs? Q4. How do you want to access our statistics? indirectly through the press coverage through the publication, on a desktop/laptop through the publication on a smartphone/ipad through the spreadsheets through interactive charts on the website Q5. Would visually more appealing presentation of data (like that shown on posters here) be beneficial? (In this form, there is much less commentary and detail – though still available from the original publications.)
Pigs 363,000 Cattle 1.8m Sheep 6.7m People 5.3m Poultry 14.7m Farm workers 68,000 One in four farm businesses dont generate enough to pay invested labour the minimum agricultural wage. One in ten make a loss.
Coverage questions Q6. In their current form, do our publications provide you with the information you need? If not, what are the gaps? Q7. Would comparisons with other countries, regions, or other geographies be helpful to you? If so, what comparisons are most important to you? And why?
Website questions Q8. From our landing page (www.Scotland.gov.uk/AgricStats) do you know where you need to go to find what you are looking for?www.Scotland.gov.uk/AgricStats Q9. Are you aware when new content is available on our website? How do you find out? Q10. What changes would you like to see to our website?
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User engagement questions Q11. Are you happy with the level of engagement from agriculture statisticians in SG? What is your preferred method of engagement on developments to our surveys and products? Q12. For routine contact, how often would you like to be updated on progress/developments from SG agriculture statistics? Q13. Do you know how to get in touch with queries or requests? Telephone Fax Post Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division Environment and Forestry Directorate Q Spur Saughton House Broomhouse Drive Edinburgh EH11 3XD