Statistics and analysis

We collect a wide range of statistical information about Scotland's care services. We collect this to help us regulate services. We also use this information to produce statistical overviews of the service types we regulate.  

We include data in our annual report and accounts, annual childcare statistics and the periodic, state-of-the-nation reports we produce.

Use the following links to find the publication you are looking for:

Childcare Statistics

Quarterly Statistical Summary Report

You can find our reports in our Publications and statistics area

Childcare Statistics

The Childcare Statistics detail the provision and use of registered daycare of children and childminding services in Scotland. These are updated on an annual basis. Below are links to the annual reports since 2010.

We welcome your views on the usefulness of the publication. Click here to provide us with feedback about the Early Learning and Childcare Statistics 2016.

Care Inspectorate Quarterly Statistical Summary Report

The Quarterly Statistical Summary Report publication presents data on the number of registered care services, care service registrations and cancellations, complaints against care services received, registered and completed and quality theme grades all by care service type and or service sector. 

Full reports are available for download in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) and Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format. In addition, the data tables are available in non-proprietary Comma Separated Values (CSV) format, individually. The provision of the data in these formats is intended to facilitate its analysis and re-use.

All content is available under the Open Government License, unless otherwise stated. More information on this license is available at

Our Intelligence Team compile and manage the information within the Quarterly Statistical Summary Report.

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Care Inspectorate Quarterly Statistical Summary Report - Quarter 3 (2017/18)

Care Inspectorate Quarterly Statistical Summary Report - Quarter 2 (2017/18)

Care Inspectorate Quarterly Statistical Summary Report - Quarter 1 (2017/18)

Care Inspectorate Quarterly Statistical Summary Report - Quarter 4 (2016/17)