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.