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  • 20 April 2017
    Data Update: Job Seekers Allowance

    The March 2017 Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) data for Fife is now available to view on KnowFife at datazone level upwards.

    This includes figures on JSA claimants by gender, age and duration.

    In March 2017, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants is back to 1.8% after a slight increase in February to 1.9%. The Fife rate has dropped from 2.4% since April 2016. The Scotland rate had dropped from 1.7% to 1.4% since April 2016 but increased to 1.5% in February and remains 1.5% in March.

    February 2017March 2017
    Fife1.9%1.8%
    Scotland1.5%1.5%


    Within Fife, all of Fife's seven Area Committees saw an increase in the rate from February 2017 to March 2017.

    A table with the JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees from October 2016 to March 2017 can be viewed here.

    Access to all JSA data at a variety of Geographic levels, can be found here within the Data Picker, custom data selection, under the Theme 'Economy' and Sub-theme 'Job Seekers Allowance'.

    KnowFife Dataset

  • 06 April 2017
    Data Update: Job Seekers Allowance

    The February 2017 Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) data for Fife is now available to view on KnowFife at datazone level upwards.

    This includes figures on JSA claimants by gender, age and duration.

    In February 2017, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants has slightly increased from 1.8% since October 2016 to now 1.9%. The Fife rate has dropped from 2.4% since April 2016. The Scotland rate had dropped from 1.7% to 1.4% since April 2016 but has now increased to 1.5%.

    December 2016February 2017
    Fife1.8%1.9%
    Scotland1.4%1.5%


    Within Fife, four of Fife's seven Area Committees saw a decrease in the rate from December 2016 to February 2017 whilst the others saw an increas.

    A table with the JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees from May 2016 to February 2017 can be viewed here.

    Access to all JSA data at a variety of Geographic levels, can be found here within the Data Picker, custom data selection, under the Theme 'Economy' and Sub-theme 'Job Seekers Allowance'.

    KnowFife Dataset

  • 20 January 2017
    Data Update: Job Seekers Allowance

    The December 2016 Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) data for Fife is now available to view on KnowFife at datazone level upwards.

    This includes figures on JSA claimants by gender, age and duration.

    In December 2016, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants has remained 1.8% since October 2016. The Fife rate has dropped from 2.4% since April 2016. The Scotland rate has dropped from 1.7% to 1.4% since April 2016.

    November 2016December 2016
    Fife1.8%1.8%
    Scotland1.4%1.4%


    Within Fife, three of Fife's seven Area Committees saw a decrease in the rate from November 2016 to December 2016 whilst the others remained the same.

    A table with the JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees from April 2016 to December 2016 can be viewed here.

    Access to all JSA data at a variety of Geographic levels, can be found here within the Data Picker, custom data selection, under the Theme 'Economy' and Sub-theme 'Job Seekers Allowance'.

    KnowFife Dataset

  • 20 December 2016
    Data Update: Job Seekers Allowance

    The October and November 2016 Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) data for Fife is now available to view on KnowFife at datazone level upwards.

    This includes figures on JSA claimants by gender, age and duration.

    In November 2016, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants was the same as the October rate, 1.8%. Since March 2016 the Fife rate has dropped from 2.5%. The Scotland rate has dropped from 1.8% to 1.5%..

    October 2016November 2016
    Fife1.8%1.8%
    Scotland1.5%1.4%


    Within Fife, four of Fife's seven Area Committees saw an increase in the rate from October 2016 to November 2016.

    A table with the October 2016 and November 2016 JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees can be viewed here.

    Access to all JSA data at a variety of Geographic levels, can be found here within the Data Picker, custom data selection, under the Theme 'Economy' and Sub-theme 'Job Seekers Allowance'.

    KnowFife Dataset

  • 30 November 2016
    Data Update | Health | Cancer Registrations

    The latest combined 3 year figures for 2012-2014, for Cancer Registrations have been added to the KnowFife Dataset. These are available under the Theme Health and Wellbeing under the topic Cancer.

    This is for all malignant neoplasms, numbers and European Age Standardised Rates per 100,000 population; all ages and Aged under 75.

    Geographies available are Local Area Committee, SIMD 12 Quintiles and Fife.

    This data has been loaded for the last 10 (3 year aggregates) data points and a time series chart can be viewed in the General Health Profile by Area committee by clicking this link.

    Similarly, a trend for the SIMD 12 quintiles can be seen via the data picker, this links to the data table view. You can choose ‘chart’ and select the following from the drop downs to compare the changes in the Quintiles over time.

    Chart type : Line
    Chart size : Large
    Chart Style : Area as Series (Indicators on Axis)

    KnowFife Dataset

  • 22 November 2016
    Data Update | Health | Low Birth Weight
    The latest combined 3 year figures for 2013-2015 and 2012-2014, for Low Birth Weight Babies has been added to the KnowFife Dataset. These are available under the Theme health and Wellbeing under the topic Child Health and Maternity and Births.

    Low birth weight refers to babies born at full term who weigh less than 2500g.

    This includes, at all geographies the indicators:

    - number of live singleton births;
    - number of low weight live singleton births (under 2500g)
    - % singleton live births under 2500g.

    The percentage of singleton live births under 2500g continues to fall for Fife as a whole. The last 5 data points by Area committee can be viewed by clicking this link.

    Similarly, the figures have updated in the General Health Profile, with an example here at Fife's Interzones. You can select a different geography or area from the drop down menus.

    KnowFife Dataset

  • 18 November 2016
    Data Update - First Time Mothers
    Updated data for 2010-12, 2011-13, 2012-14 and 2013-15 is now available for First Time Mothers. This dataset looks at the number of first time births to mothers under 20 and over 34.

    The 2013-15 (3 year aggregate) percentage of all first time mothers, aged 19 and under for Fife is 12.1% a drop of 3.7 percentage points from 2009-11 data. The percentage for Scotland has dropped 3.0 percentage points since 2009-11 and is currently 9.4%.

    To see the trend for the last 5 data points please click this link for data at Area Committee level , you can change the selection to your preferred geography.

    You can find the latest data reported in the Children's Services Profile through either the Health and Wellbeing or Education and Skills themes.

    KnowFife Dataset

  • 15 November 2016
    Data Update | Birth and Birth Rate, 2014
    The latest 2014 figures for the number of births registered in the year for 2014, and the birth rate per 1000 women aged 15-44 is now available.

    In Fife there were 3,863 births in 2014. The birth rate for women aged 15-44 was 56.5%
    In Scotland, there were 56,725 births, with a birth rate of 54.7%.

    To view these figures along with a time series chart of the birth rate, at any sub-Fife geography, please see this General Health Profile.

    KnowFife Dataset


  • 19 October 2016
    Data Update: 2015 Population Estimates
    The latest population estimates for Fife have been released by the National Records for Scotland (2011 Data Zone based).

    Based on the 2011 Census, these figures provide the best estimate of Fife's population.

    The figures show that Fife's population has risen since 2014. The population increased by 830 (0.2%), reaching a total of 368,080.

    Much of the increase comes from West Fife, which has increased by 659 (0.5%). Both Central and East Fife populations had an overall increase of 0.1%.

    East Fife increased by 70, while Central Fife increased by 101.

    To view these latest figures and more at a number of Fife Geographies, please see the population profile here.

    You can also access historical population data in KnowFife Dataset through the Pick and Mix section under the theme Population Estimates.


    KnowFife Dataset

  • 19 October 2016
    Data Update: 2012, 2013 and 2014 Population Estimates
    National Records for Scotland have now released the Corrected Small Area Population Estimates for Mid-2012, Mid-2013 and Mid-2014 (2011 Data Zone based).

    These have now replaced the existing 2012, 2013 and 2014 population estimate data on the KnowFife Dataset.

    The errors only had a very small effect on the total population estimates for council and NHS board areas. However, the errors affected the age distribution of the population, particularly in the age range 17 to 25.

    KnowFife Dataset

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The KnowFife Dataset is part of a suite of knowledge and research products, managed by Fife Council on behalf of Fife's Community Planning partners.

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