RSAs provide the evidence we need to plan skills investment in Scotland's people and businesses.

What are Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs)?

The aim of Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs) is to provide a coherent evidence base on which to base future investment in skills, built up from existing datasets. They highlight economic and labour market data, and for the first time offer trends and forecasts at both regional and local authority level. The data covered includes demand for skills, supply of people, provision of skills and skills challenges. 

RSAs are developed and used by SDS and its partners including: Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Funding Council and the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group.

What's changed?

We’ve refreshed the way some of the data is presented including an updated data matrix and new data sets. The biggest change is the creation of slide packs at the following levels:

Summary slide packs:

  • Local authority (including a composite islands pack for Outer Herbides, Orkney and Shetland)
  • Regional Outcome Agreement Areas (ROAs)
  • City Region areas

Extended slide packs:

  • Regional Outcome Agreement Areas (ROAs)
  • The South of Scotland (in response to plans by the Scottish Goverment to develop an enterprise and skills agency for this area)
  • RSA Forecasts 2016-2024

Key data and slide packs

Download RSA information specific to your local authority in the In Your Area section.

Alternatively, all the slide packs including the data matrix are included below.

16 December 2016

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix user guide

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16 December 2016

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - Economic Performance

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20 April 2017

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - College and University Provision

XLSM 636 Kb

16 December 2016

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - Other Economic Indicators

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RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - MAs

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16 December 2016

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - People and Skills Supply

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16 December 2016

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - Profile of the Workforce

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16 December 2016

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - Skills Mismatches

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16 December 2016

RSA - Local Authority Summary

Aberdeen City Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Aberdeenshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Angus Summary

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16 December 2016

RSA - Local Authority Summary

Argyll and Bute Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

City of Edinburgh Summary

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16 December 2016

RSA - Local Authority Summary

Clackmannanshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Dundee City Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

East Ayrshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

East Dunbartonshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

East Lothian Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

East Renfrewshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Eilean Siar Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Falkirk Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Glasgow City Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Inverclyde Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Midlothian Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Moray Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

North Ayrshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

North Lanarkshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Orkney Islands Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Perth and Kinross Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Renfrewshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Shetland Islands Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

South Ayrshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

South Lanarkshire Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

Stirling Summary

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RSA - Local Authority Summary

West Dunbartonshire Summary

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16 December 2016

RSA - Extended and Summary

Aberdeen City and Shire - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Aberdeen City and Shire - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Ayrshire - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Ayrshire - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Scottish Borders - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Borders - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Dumfries and Galloway - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Dumfries and Galloway - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Edinburgh, East and Mid - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Edinburgh East and Midlothian - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Fife RSA - Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Fife - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Forth Valley - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Forth Valley - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Glasgow Region - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Glasgow Region - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Highlands and Islands - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Highlands and Islands - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Lanarkshire - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Lanarkshire - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Tayside - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

Tayside - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

West - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

West Region - RSA Extended

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RSA - Extended and Summary

West Lothian - RSA Summary

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RSA - Extended and Summary

West Lothian - RSA Extended

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RSA - South of Scotland Extended

South of Scotland

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16 December 2016

RSA - City Regions Summary

Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal

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RSA - City Regions Summary

Glasgow Clyde Valley City Deal

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RSA - City Regions Summary

Inverness City Deal

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16 December 2016

RSA - Composite Islands Summary

Islands Composite Summary

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18 April 2017

RSA - Forecasts

Aberdeen City and Shire - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Ayrshire - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Borders - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Dumfries and Galloway - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Edinburgh, East and Midlothian - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Fife - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Forth Valley - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Glasgow Region - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Highlands and Islands - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Lanarkshire - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

South of Scotland - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

Tayside - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

West Region - RSA Forecasts

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RSA - Forecasts

West Lothian - RSA Forecasts

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