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  • 17 October 2017
    Data Update | Job Seekers Allowance

    The August 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 August 2017, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants is 1.7% which is just lower than the average percent since October 2016. The Fife rate has dropped from 2.4% since April 2016 remaining at 1.7% for the last 4 months. The Scotland rate has dropped from 1.7% to 1.4% since April 2016, remaining at 1.4% for the last 4 months.

    July 2017August 2017
    Fife1.7%1.7%
    Scotland1.4%1.4%


    Within Fife, one of Fife's seven Area Committees saw a slight increase in the rate from July 2017 to August 2017, two areas saw a slight decrease whilst the other areas remained the same.


    A table with the JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees from March 2017 to August 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'.


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  • 01 September 2017
    Resource Update | KnowFife Bulletin August 2017
    The latest KnowFife Dataset Bulletin is now available



    KnowFife Dataset Bulletin August 2017



    It includes updates on-:

    - 2016 Population Estimates
    - New Economic Growth Profile
    - New Annual Labour Market Report
    - Infographics on 2016 Population Estimates and Scottish Health Survey Trends
    - Updated data on JSA
    - Updated Local Income Estimates
    - Updated data on smoking during pregnancy
    - Updated data on first time mothers
    - Updated data on low birth weight
    - Information on changes to DWP benefit data


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  • 31 August 2017
    Profile Update | Fife Economic Update
    The profile - Fife Economic Update, which includes monthly and quarterly labour market data has been updated to include information about the transition to Universal Credit and how this affects the current data.


    The profile can be found under the theme Economy or via this link.


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  • 31 August 2017
    Data Update | Smoking During Pregnancy
    The latest 2014-2016 figures for smoking during pregnancy have been added to the KnowFife Dataset.


    Available at all geographies, this is for the indicator:


    - percentage of women who smoke during pregnancy.


    This relates to women's own self-reporting of smoking while booking in for ante-natal visits in the community or hospital. Although the data is as accurate as can be, the self-reporting nature means there may be some discrepancy at the time of gathering the data and care should be taken interpreting the results.


    The Fife figure remains higher than the national level. In Fife the figure has dropped to 21.2% compared with the 2012-2014 figure 22.1. While in Scotland the figure has dropped from 17.8 to 16.8.


    To view the latest figures and compare to previous years, they can be viewed in a in a 5 year data table here for Fife's Wards.


    They are also available in the General health profile along with a range of indicators for all geographies and areas in Fife. You can view the Wards profile here and change the geography or area using the drop down menus.


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  • 30 August 2017
    Data Update | First Time Mothers
    Updated data for 2014-16 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 2014-16 (3 year aggregate) percentage of all first time mothers, aged 19 and under for Fife is 11.6% a drop of 4.2 percentage points from 2009-11 data. The percentage for Scotland has dropped 4.0 percentage points since 2009-11 and is currently 8.4%.


    To see 2014-16 data for all first time mothers, aged 19 and under and aged 35 and over 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.


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  • 30 August 2017
    Data Update | Low Birth Weight
    The latest combined 3 year figures for 2014-2016, 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 fall in percentage of singleton live births under 2500g has been interrupted with a small 0.1% increase with the 2014-16 data for Fife as a whole. The last 5 data points by Area committee can be viewed by clicking this link. Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath and Glenrothes Area Committee areas continued to fall whereas the other four areas had small rises in low weight births.

    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.


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  • 30 August 2017
    New Resource | Fife 2016 Population Estimates Infographic
    A new Fife Population infographic is now available.

    The infographic provides a visual summary of Fife 2016 population estimates and how the population has grown and aged since 2007.

    It can be found within the population theme in resources or click here: Fife 2016 Population Estimates Infographic

    This summary was produced by the KnowFife Partnership Hub



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  • 25 August 2017
    Data Update | 2016 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 2015. The population increased by 2,250 (0.6%), reaching a total of 370,330.


    Much of the increase comes from East Fife, which has increased by 1,181 (1.5%). West Fife population increased by 0.6% while Central Fife population had an overall increase of 0.1%.


    West Fife increased by 795, while Central Fife increased by 274.


    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 Data Picker under the theme Population Estimates. A table with the last 5 years total population for the Local Area Committees can be viewed here.


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  • 21 August 2017
    New Resource: Scottish Health Survey Fife Trends over Time | 2017
    A new Scottish Health Survey summary infographic is now available.

    Trends looking at smoking, obesity, physical activity, diet, general health, mental health and well-being and alcohol consumption are illustrated in this summary infographic.

    It can be found here: Scottish Health Survey Fife Trends over Time '


    This summary was produced by the Public Health Department, NHS Fife

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  • 17 August 2017
    Data Update | Job Seekers Allowance

    The June and July 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 July 2017, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants is 1.7% which is just lower than the average percent 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.

    June 2017July 2017
    Fife1.7%1.7%
    Scotland1.4%1.4%


    Within Fife, four of Fife's seven Area Committees saw a slight increase in the rate from June 2017 to July 2017, whilst two remained the same and Levenmouth area saw a slight decrease.


    A table with the JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees from January 2017 to July 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'.


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