The next SHS User day is scheduled for 20th March 2019.
If you want to be kept informed of SHS updates please sign up to the ScotStat Register and mark the SHS topic within 'Population and Household Surveys' as an area of interest.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
Data Protection Law is changing, and we want to keep you up to date with the steps the Scottish Household Survey team is taking.
On the 25th of May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, comes into effect. GDPR imposes additional obligations on organisations and gives people rights around how their data is used.
We want you to know that the Scottish Household Survey team in the Scottish Government takes the security of information very seriously.
We have recently updated our Privacy Notice and Data Protection Impact Assessment which give information on the data we hold, what we do with that data and who we share data with.
LARIA Listens: Scottish Household Survey (SHS)/ Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) User Day
The presentations from the above User Day are now available here.
March 22 2018
The SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes report for 2016 has now been published. This report provides information on the survey methodology, including sampling, data collection methods and limitations of SHS data. It also includes information on fieldwork targets and outcomes, data quality and weighting of the SHS.
Local Authority Tables: 2016
Results at a national level were published in September 2017 in the National Statistics publication Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from 2016 Scottish Household Survey.
The SHS 2016 LA Tables present comparative analyses to those in the main annual report for each local authority, where appropriate. Results are presented in the format of tables and charts, without narrative, showing the results separately for each local authority alongside comparisons against the national average. These are available either through an interactive Excel workbook or as standalone PDF documents for each local authority.
The Excel workbook provides an opportunity for users to compare results for two local authorities at the same time and the ability to compare against previous years has been added to further enhance this resource.
The Scottish Household Survey - Scotland's People - Annual Report 2016 was published on 26th September 2017.
The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is a continuous survey based on a random sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland. Questions are asked face-to-face by an interviewer in homes all over Scotland.
Participation is voluntary, but is important in helping us make representative estimates for Scotland.
This is a summary of the Scottish Household Survey. The survey provides robust evidence on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of private households and individuals as well as evidence on the physical condition of Scotland’s homes. The current scale of the SHS enables all users to obtain a robust deeper
understanding of issues and performance, by being able to analyse across key demographic household characteristics such as deprivation, age, income, gender, rurality, ethnicity and other equalities. This is crucial to informing the Fairer Scotland agenda.