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.

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?

Since last year, the focus has changed. The Enterprise and Skills Review around Skills Alignment includes a five step planning model, the first step of which is Skills Demand Assessment.

To support this, the RSAs now focus mainly on demand side evidence. They highlight economic and labour market data, offering trends and forecasts at both regional and local authority level.

The format of the outputs has changed slightly too. For the RSA regions, City Deals and Growth Deals:

  • An RSA Summary report covering the region’s economy, employment, total requirement and supply of people both present and future.
  • An infographic summarising current and future skills demand.

For the Local Authorities:

  • An infographic summarising current and future skills demand.

Key reports and infographics

Download RSA information specific to your local authority from the Local Work section.

Alternatively, all the outputs including the data matrix are included below.

1 October 2018

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - User Guide 2018

PDF 339 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - Economic Performance 2018

XLSM 670 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix – Other Economic Indicators 2018

XLSM 667 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - Profile of the Workforce 2018

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1 October 2018

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix – People and Skills Supply 2018

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5 November 2018

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix – Skills Mismatches 2018

XLSX 76 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Data Matrix

Data Matrix - Oxford Economics Technical Note

PDF 297 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

PDF 1901 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Ayrshire

PDF 1956 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Dumfries and Galloway

PDF 1916 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Fife

PDF 1922 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Forth Valley

PDF 1538 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Glasgow Region

PDF 1921 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Highlands & Islands

PDF 1940 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Lanarkshire

PDF 1919 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Edinburgh East and Midlothian

PDF 1935 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - West Region

PDF 1944 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Scottish Borders

PDF 1893 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - South of Scotland

PDF 1929 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - Tayside

PDF 1923 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Summary Report

RSA Summary Report - West Lothian

PDF 1541 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - City Deal Summary Report

City Deal Summary Report - Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region

PDF 1939 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - City Deal Summary Report

City Deal Summary Report - Glasgow City Region

PDF 1929 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - City Deal Summary Report

City Deal Summary Report - Inverness and Highland Region

PDF 1540 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - City Deal Summary Report

City Deal Summary Report - Stirling and Clackmannanshire

PDF 1553 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Summary Report

Growth Deal Summary Report - Argyll and Bute Rural

PDF 1540 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Summary Report

Growth Deal Summary Report - Falkirk Investment Zone

PDF 1551 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Summary Report

Growth Deal Summary Report - The Islands

PDF 1918 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Summary Report

Growth Deal Summary Report - Moray

PDF 1922 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Aberdeen City and Shire

PDF 142 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Ayrshire

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Dumfries and Galloway

PDF 98 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographics - Edinburgh, East and Midlothian

PDF 133 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Fife

PDF 140 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Forth Valley

PDF 141 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Glasgow

PDF 141 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Highlands and Islands

PDF 141 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Lanarkshire

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Scottish Borders

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - South of Scotland

PDF 97 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - Tayside

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - West Lothian

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Infographics

RSA Infographic - West Region

PDF 93 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - City Deal Infographics

City Deal Infographic - Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region

PDF 96 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - City Deal Infographics

City Deal Infographic - Glasgow City Region

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - City Deal Infographics

City Deal Infographic - Inverness and Highland Region

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - City Deal Infographics

City Deal Infographic - Stirling and Clackmannanshire

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Infographics

Growth Deal Infographic - Argyll and Bute Rural

PDF 142 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Infographics

Growth Deal Infographic - Falkirk Investment Zone

PDF 141 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Infographics

Growth Deal Infographic - The Islands

PDF 142 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Infographics

Growth Deal Infographic - Moray

PDF 142 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Aberdeen City

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Aberdeenshire

PDF 92 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Angus

PDF 93 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Clackmannanshire

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Dundee City

PDF 96 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - East Ayrshire

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - East Dunbartonshire

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - East Lothian

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - East Renfrewshire

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Edinburgh

PDF 96 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Eilean Siar

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Glasgow

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Growth Deal Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Inverclyde

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Midlothian

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - North Ayrshire

PDF 142 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - North Lanarkshire

PDF 142 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Orkney Islands

PDF 142 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographics - Perth and Kinross

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Renfrewshire

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Shetland Islands

PDF 94 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - South Ayrshire

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - South Lanarkshire

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infographic - Stirling

PDF 95 Kb

1 October 2018

RSA - Local Authority Infographics

Local Authority Infopgraphic - West Dunbartonshire

PDF 94 Kb

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