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Summary: Disability and Local Government

Summary: Disability and Local Government

  • In 2016 there was a slight difference between the proportion of disabled (53%) and non-disabled (57%) people who were satisfied with the quality of local schools, local health services and public transport (as a composite measure).

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2016)

 

Useful Links

Disability Page

Local Government Page

 

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Scotland's Councillors 2013

Data

Data

The Scottish Government website provides equalities breakdowns for the two public services National Indicators on Scotland Performs: Improve people's perceptions of the quality of public services and Improve the responsiveness of public services.

The Scottish Government website provides further information on accessing Scottish Household Survey data. Information about confidence intervals in the SHS can be found in Annex 3 of the annual report.

Annual Population Survey and Scottish Household Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive.

Future Developments

Future Developments

  • Local council elections were held on 4 May 2017. We will update information on disabled elected councillors if/when it becomes available.
  • As a result of the Equality Act 2010, Scottish Local Authorities are subject to new Equality Duties that will require them to report on progress in mainstreaming equalities and equality outcomes.
  • The Scottish Government website provides information on developments in Scottish Local Government policy.

External Links

External Links

Please note that you will leave the Scottish Government web site by clicking on any of the following links, and that the Scottish Government and its staff are not responsible for content external to this web site.

Scotland's Councillor's (2013) - Infomation about Scotland's Councillors published by the Improvement Service

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

Local Area Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA)

Improvement Service - The Improvement Service works with councils and their partners to help improve the efficiency, quality and accountability of local public services in Scotland.

Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE)

Contacts

Contacts

Local Government

lgfstats@gov.scot