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FOI pilot project

FOI pilot project

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The Council annually receives in excess of 3,000 requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009. In an effort to try to reduce the number of requests received and the time taken to process and respond to these a pilot…

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Edinburgh open data map

Edinburgh open data map

An open data map of Edinburgh, focused on planning data, is being developed by Greener Leith. A prototype is available for testing currently.

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Edinburgh by Numbers 2015

Edinburgh by Numbers 2015

Since 2008, we have published Edinburgh by Numbers every year. The report provides an accessible digest of statistics for potential investors, visitors, and people interested in understanding our city. The 2015 edition includes data on Edinburgh and its residents across a number of themes People Quality of Life Environment Work Education Economy Tourism Travel Connectivity…

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Edinburgh Economy Watch

Edinburgh Economy Watch

Economy Watch is a monthly report on Edinburgh’s economy. It provides a snapshot view on the most up to date economic measures for the city across six broad themes: Macroeconomic environment Enterprise Investment Labour Market Housing Planning and Development Visitor Economy. We monitor a range of economic indicators and compare Edinburgh with other major UK…

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Edinburgh People Survey

Edinburgh People Survey

The Edinburgh People Survey a face-to-face survey where we ask people if they are satisfied with our services and how they feel about our performance. It is the largest survey of this kind in the whole of the UK. The most recent survey was in 2014, and you can download the results from our website….

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Poverty & Inequality

Poverty & Inequality

Recent research shows that one in five households in Edinburgh live on incomes below the poverty threshold set by the UK Government. Despite the affluence and success of the city’s economy, this is a level of poverty higher than the national average and higher than most other local authorities in Scotland. Poor people in our…

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International Inward Migration

International Inward Migration

In common with other parts of the UK, the number of Edinburgh residents born outside the UK has shown considerable increase over the past decade. At the time of the 2011 Census almost 16% of the Edinburgh residents were born overseas, almost double the level recorded in 2001 and well above the Scottish average of…

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EdinburghApps 2014

EdinburghApps 2014

EdinburghApps is a civic challenge in which teams and individuals compete against one another to create innovative ideas and solutions to improve the lives of those living, working and visiting the city using Council and partner data. At the heart of EdinburghApps is the desire to work collaboratively with businesses, communities and individuals in the…

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