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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Scottish Government, Business, Enterprise and Energy

Business Stocks and Sites by Urban Rural Classification

Number of VAT/PAYE registered stocks and sites operating in Scotland by Urban Rural Classification

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Business Estimates
  1. Employment
  2. Sites
  3. Stocks
  4. Turnover
Industry Sector (Sic 07)
  1. Accommodation and Food Services (Section I)
  2. Administrative and Support Services (Section N)
  3. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (Section A)
  4. All (Sections A to S)
  5. Arts and other service activities (Sections RS)
  6. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (Section R)
  7. Construction (Section F)
  8. Education (Section P)
  9. Education, Health & Social Work (Sections PQ)
  10. Financial and Insurance (Section K)
  11. Health & Social Work (Section Q)
  12. Information and Communication (Section J)
  13. Manufacturing (Section C)
  14. Mining and quarrying, utilities (Sections BDE)
  15. Non-Manufacturing Production (Sections ABDE)
  16. Other Service Activities (Section S)
  17. Professional, Scientific & Technical (Section M)
  18. Public Administration and Defence (Section O)
  19. Real Estate Activities (Section L)
  20. Transport and Storage (Section H)
  21. Transport, Storage and Communication (Section H,J)
  22. Wholesale, Retail and Repairs (Section G)
Legal Status
  1. Registered - Private Sector
  2. Registered - Public Sector
Measure Type
  1. Count
Number Of Employees
  1. All employees
  2. 0 employees
  3. 1-4 employees
  4. 5-9 employees
  5. 10-19 employees
  6. 20-49 employees
  7. 0-49 employees
  8. 50-249 employees
  9. 250+ employees
Reference Period
  1. 2015
  2. 2016
  3. 2017
  4. 2018
Urban Rural Classification
  1. Accessible rural
  2. Accessible small towns
  3. All
  4. Large urban areas
  5. Other urban areas
  6. Remote rural
  7. Remote small towns
  8. Rural
  9. Urban
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
In folders
License
Issued
30/01/2019
Modified
30/01/2019
Next update due
November 2019
Description

Estimates about the number of VAT/PAYE registered enterprises (stocks) and sites operating in Scotland, broken down by various groupings including industry sector, business size, and Urban Rural Classification are produced by Scottish Government within the Businesses in Scotland publication. The Businesses in Scotland publication data are largely sourced from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR). The IDBR is maintained by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and is a database of all registered enterprises operating in the UK i.e. enterprises that are registered for VAT and/or PAYE.

Statistics from the Businesses in Scotland publication are used to provide insight into the characteristics of Scotland’s business stock, and how Scotland’s business stock has changed over time.

The estimates also include information about enterprise employment and turnover (£ millions). The function of these data is to act as ‘auxiliary variables’ that can be used to (i) classify enterprises by employee/turnover size band and (ii) calculate shares of employment and turnover across industrial sectors, local areas, business sizes etc. The nature of the underlying processes used to update these variables on the IDBR means that direct comparisons made using the absolute values are less reliable. Note the estimates do not include turnover information for financial and insurance enterprises as it is not available on a comparable basis.

An enterprise (business stock) can be defined as the smallest combination of legal units (generally based on VAT and/or PAYE records) that is an organisational unit producing goods or services, which benefits from a certain degree of autonomy in decision-making, especially for the allocation of its current resources. Note an enterprise carries out one or more activities at one or more locations. Enterprises are counted only once in Scotland-level estimates or once each in each of the geographical areas.

A local unit (business site) is an enterprise or part thereof (e.g. a workshop, factory, warehouse, office, mine or depot) situated in a geographically identified place.

More detailed information can be found on the Businesses in Scotland website.

More detailed information on Urban Rural Classification Breakdowns can be found on the Urban Rural Classification website.

Details
Confidentiality Policy

Any cell which is blank contains confidential data. This is data which has been withheld from publication in order that no information relating to an individual business is disclosed. Caution should therefore be exercised if summary data is calculated; it may include blank cells in which case it will not be a true representation of industry or area totals.

Quality Management

For information on quality management, please see Businesses in Scotland – Methodology.

Accuracy and Reliability

For information on quality measures, please see Businesses in Scotland – Methodology.

Coherence and Comparability

Data can be compared between different industries, legal status, local authority areas and to look at trends over time. Note “Registered – Private Sector” in the legal status refers to all enterprises that are not defined as Central and Local government. Also, employee sizeband type (Scotland or UK) refers to the number of employees that the business employs in Scotland only or across the UK.

For comparisons with other UK regions, business stock estimates for the UK and all regions of the UK (including Scotland) are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). A key difference between the UK series for Scotland and the Businesses in Scotland publication estimates is that Businesses in Scotland data includes all enterprises that operate in Scotland regardless of where the business is based. There are other differences between the publications, and these are explained in the following on-line information notes: Description of UK business data sources.

Accessibility and Clarity

For other tables, commentary and more methodology please see the Businesses in Scotland – Methodology website.

Relevance

Businesses in Scotland data is produced from an extract taken from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR) recording the position of units at March of the reference year.

Timeliness and Punctuality

It is the aim to publish statistics on business stocks, and sites for Scotland, Scottish Local Authority Areas, and other geographical dimensions as soon as possible after the release of the Scottish Government’s Businesses in Scotland publication, which is published each year in early November.

Revisions

In general, the figures for registered enterprises should be final and should not be revised in future, since they are based on a snapshot in time from the IDBR which cannot change. However sometimes, when quality assuring the data for the latest year, errors in terms of the industry classification applied to businesses may come to light in which case we may correct the erroneous business classifications in previous years.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Business Estimates
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/businessEstimates
(not locked to a value)
Industry Sector (Sic 07)
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/industrySector(sic07)
(not locked to a value)
Legal Status
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/legalStatus
(not locked to a value)
Number Of Employees
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/numberOfEmployees
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Urban Rural Classification
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/urbanRuralClassification
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

Linked Data is stored in graphs. We keep dataset contents (the data) separately from the metadata, to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need.

The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 5,583 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 13
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 5,566
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
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Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
For information on quality measures, please see [Businesses in Scotland – Methodology](https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Business/Corporate/Methodology). xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Number of VAT/PAYE registered stocks and sites operating in Scotland by Urban Rural Classification xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
Data can be compared between different industries, legal status, local authority areas and to look at trends over time. Note “Registered – Private Sector” in the legal status refers to all enterprises that are not defined as Central and Local government. Also, employee sizeband type (Scotland or UK) refers to the number of employees that the business employs in Scotland only or across the UK. For comparisons with other UK regions, business stock estimates for the UK and all regions of the UK (including Scotland) are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). A key difference between the UK series for Scotland and the Businesses in Scotland publication estimates is that Businesses in Scotland data includes all enterprises that operate in Scotland regardless of where the business is based. There are other differences between the publications, and these are explained in the following on-line information notes: [Description of UK business data sources](https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Business/Corporate/ukbusiness). xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
Any cell which is blank contains confidential data. This is data which has been withheld from publication in order that no information relating to an individual business is disclosed. Caution should therefore be exercised if summary data is calculated; it may include blank cells in which case it will not be a true representation of industry or area totals. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:industrystatistics@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
January 30, 2019 09:30 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
January 30, 2019 09:30 xsd:dateTime
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Estimates about the number of VAT/PAYE registered enterprises (stocks) and sites operating in Scotland, broken down by various groupings including industry sector, business size, and Urban Rural Classification are produced by Scottish Government within the Businesses in Scotland publication. The Businesses in Scotland publication data are largely sourced from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR). The IDBR is maintained by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and is a database of all registered enterprises operating in the UK i.e. enterprises that are registered for VAT and/or PAYE. Statistics from the Businesses in Scotland publication are used to provide insight into the characteristics of Scotland’s business stock, and how Scotland’s business stock has changed over time. The estimates also include information about enterprise employment and turnover (£ millions). The function of these data is to act as ‘auxiliary variables’ that can be used to (i) classify enterprises by employee/turnover size band and (ii) calculate shares of employment and turnover across industrial sectors, local areas, business sizes etc. The nature of the underlying processes used to update these variables on the IDBR means that direct comparisons made using the absolute values are less reliable. Note the estimates do not include turnover information for financial and insurance enterprises as it is not available on a comparable basis. An enterprise (business stock) can be defined as the smallest combination of legal units (generally based on VAT and/or PAYE records) that is an organisational unit producing goods or services, which benefits from a certain degree of autonomy in decision-making, especially for the allocation of its current resources. Note an enterprise carries out one or more activities at one or more locations. Enterprises are counted only once in Scotland-level estimates or once each in each of the geographical areas. A local unit (business site) is an enterprise or part thereof (e.g. a workshop, factory, warehouse, office, mine or depot) situated in a geographically identified place. More detailed information can be found on the [Businesses in Scotland](https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Business/Corporate) website. More detailed information on Urban Rural Classification Breakdowns can be found on the [Urban Rural Classification](https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification) website. xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
November 2019 xsd:string
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Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Business, Enterprise and Energy http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/business-enterprise-and-energy
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Business Stocks and Sites by Urban Rural Classification xsd:string
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Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
For information on quality management, please see [Businesses in Scotland – Methodology](https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Business/Corporate/Methodology). xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
Businesses in Scotland data is produced from an extract taken from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR) recording the position of units at March of the reference year. xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
In general, the figures for registered enterprises should be final and should not be revised in future, since they are based on a snapshot in time from the IDBR which cannot change. However sometimes, when quality assuring the data for the latest year, errors in terms of the industry classification applied to businesses may come to light in which case we may correct the erroneous business classifications in previous years. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Business, Enterprise and Energy http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/business-enterprise-and-energy
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
It is the aim to publish statistics on business stocks, and sites for Scotland, Scottish Local Authority Areas, and other geographical dimensions as soon as possible after the release of the Scottish Government’s Businesses in Scotland publication, which is published each year in early November. xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
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Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
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In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/business-stocks-and-sites-by-urban-rural-classification
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