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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: Local Services (Last updated: September 2017)

 

Useful Links

Disability Page

Local Government Page

 

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Scottish Household Survey 2016 (September 2017) This report presents reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics and behaviour of Scottish households, both nationally and at a sub-national level. This includes analysis of age, deprivation, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and sexual orientation

 

Public Appointments in Scotland 2016: Diversity Analysis Report (March 2017) A report providing an equality breakdown of public appointments, by disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and sexual orientation

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Disability Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to disability.

Data

Data

Scottish Government Survey Data

Scottish Household Survey - The Scottish Government website provides further information on accessing Scottish Household Survey data

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

Official Statistics

statistics.gov.scot - Explore, visualise and download over 200 datasets from a range of producers. Start browsing by theme, organisation, or geography. Or access programmatically using our APIs. A range of datasets are available that can be broken down by disability status

 

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

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External Publications and Outputs

How Fair is Britain?: Report of EHRC first triennial review (EHRC, 2011) This Equality and Human Rights review aims to provide an authoritative compilation of the available evidence about equalities in England, Scotland and Wales against 40 indicators agreed by the Commission, the government and other key agencies. It brings together the facts about the experiences and outcomes in life of different individuals and groups. It draws on a range of sources including censuses, government surveys, academic work, and secondary analysis carried out especially for this Review.

External Research Organisations

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. It produces a small number of research publications each year, which have covered poverty and neighbourhood inequalities

Local Area Research and Intelligence Association - Develops and delivers a programme of activities which promote the further development and understanding of local government R&I in Scotland

Contacts

Contacts

Local Government

lgfstats@gov.scot