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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15840: Mairi Gougeon (Angus North and Mearns)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 9 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many registered software and electronic publishing enterprises there have been in each year since 2008.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 25 April 2018

The number of VAT and/or PAYE registered software and electronic publishing enterprises, for 2008 to 2017, in Scotland are provided in the following table. Note that these figures refer to all registered enterprises operating in Scotland regardless of where the enterprise is based.

Number of registered enterprises in Scotland, 2008-2017:

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Software and Electronic Publishing

3,805

3,830

3,905

4,365

4,880

5,195

5,725

6,220

6,940

7,265

Source: Growth Sector Statistics Database, Businesses in Scotland 2017, Scottish Government.

Note:

1. These figures exclude enterprises classified as both central or local government.

2. Software and Electronic Publishing is defined as the following Standard Industrial Classification 2007 codes:

  • SIC 58.29 – Other software publishing
  • SIC 62.01/2 – Business and domestic software development
  • SIC 62.02 – Computer consultancy activities