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Equality, Poverty & Welfare Analysis Team
Communities Analytical Services
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Summary: Local Government

Summary: Local Government

Age
  • In 2015, older adults were more likely than younger adults to agree with positive statements about the performance of their local council. For example, 53% of those aged over 75 agreed that their council provided high quality services, compared to 41% of those aged 16 to 24.

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2015)

 

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Age Page

Disability
  • In 2015 there was a slight difference between the proportion of disabled (55%) and non-disabled (59%) people who were satisfied with the quality of local schools, local health services and public transport (as a composite measure).

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2015)

 

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Disability and Local Government Page

Disability Page

Ethnicity
  • In 2015 a higher proportion of people from minority ethnic backgrounds (61%) expressed satisfaction with local schools, local health care and public transport (as a composite measure) compared to people from a 'White' ethnic group (57%).

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2015)

 

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Ethnicity and Local Government Page  

Ethnicity Page

Gender
  • There is a slight difference between men and women's satisfaction with public services overall. In 2015, 59% of men compared to 56% of women said they were satisfied with local schools, local health services and public transport (as a composite measure).

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2015)

 

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Gender and Local Government Page

Gender Page

Religion
  • A slightly higher proportion of those of Other Religion (31%) agreed that they could influence decisions affecting their local area compared to Christians (25%) and No Religion (22%).

Source: Scottish Household Survey (2015)

 

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Religion and Local Government page

Religion page

Sexual Orientation

The Scottish Government currently does not have information on the position of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in local government.

Transgender

The Scottish Government currently does not have information on the position of transgender people in local government.

National Performance Framework

National Performance Framework

Fifty National Indicators enable progress towards the achievement of the National Outcomes and ultimately the delivery of the Purpose to be tracked.

Indicators are chosen to show how the Scottish Government are progressing on the range of Outcomes. Equality breakdowns illustrate how protected groups are progressing towards achievement of the National Outcomes, particularly ‘we have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society’

Where available, equality breakdowns of progress against these National Indicators can be found under the 'What more do we know about the National indicator?' heading.

Improve people's perceptions of the quality of public services, Data Tables (including Age, Gender, Disability and Ethnicity)

Improve the responsiveness of public services, Data Tables (including Age, Gender, Disability and Ethnicity)

Publications and Outputs

Data

Data

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

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 3 May 2012. We will update information on the profile of elected councillors 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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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)

Local Government

Contacts

Local Government

lgfstats@gov.scot

 

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