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Scottish Household Survey - Data Access

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Data Access

All successful applications to access SHS data are summarised on this page. Basic details on each request are provided, whilst further information may be available upon request - please contact us for further information. The latest published information across the survey is the SHS 2015.

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SHS Lite


To stimulate the use of SHS data, particularly amongst local authorities, voluntary organisations and academia, the Scottish government developed a simplified dataset called SHS Lite. It is formatted in SPSS to provide all the necessary statistical functions for useful analysis in a form that is easy to navigate. This is avaiable upon request in CD format, or alternatively can be accessed through the UK Data Service - see How to Access the Data.

The following data is currently available:

1999/2000 | 2001/2002 | 2003/2004 | 2005/2006 | 2007/2008 | 2009/2010

 SHS Lite 2009/2010 is not currently on the UK Data Service website but can be requested from the SHS Project Team.

Due to the number of requests received for accessing SHS Lite, we do not publish a list of recipients on the web. It is collated and monitored centrally though.

If you wish to submit a request then please use the pro-forma download option below. The downloadable document provides useful background information as to the development and use of SHS Lite. The pro-forma should be completed and submitted to the SHS Project Team.


Downloadable document:

Title:Scottish Household Survey - SHS Lite - Guidelines and pro-forma
Description:Sets out advice and guidance as to the use of the SHS Lite dataset, along with a pro-forma for completion to request access
File:SHS Lite - Guidelines and pro-forma - April 2014 [DOC, 111.1 kb: 09 Apr 2014]
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