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Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from 2012 Scottish Household Survey

Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from 2012 Scottish Household Survey

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

ISBN: 9781782568582

A National Statistics publication for Scotland, providing reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, behaviour and attitudes of Scottish households and adults across a number of topic areas including local government, neighbourhoods and transport.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is designed to provide reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of Scottish households and individuals, both nationally and at a sub-national level. It covers a wide range of topics to allow links to be made between different policy areas.

The annual report is designed to act as an introduction to the survey and to present and interpret some of the key policy-relevant results. The results are presented in the 12 main chapters covering: household composition; housing; neighbourhoods and communities; economic activity; finance; education; transport; internet; health and caring; local services; volunteering; culture and sport. At the start of each chapter introductory paragraphs draw on key policy documents to set the results that follow into the policy context for the topic it covers.

Corrections

Further quality assurance has identified that the time adults spent doing voluntary work in table 12.10 was incorrectly formatted during data analysis.  This has resulted in the following errors:

  1. The responses for ‘Less than an hour’ and ‘Don’t know’ have been combined into the single category ‘Less than an hour’.  This has resulted in the estimate of ‘Less than an hour’ being overestimated by 2 percentage points.
  2. The category ‘Between 1 and 5’ hours should read ‘Between 0 and 5 hours’.

There are no plans to revise the affected table.