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Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2014

The Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2014 was published May 2016 as part of a series of publications providing statistics from pooled survey responses. SSCQ provides reliable and detailed information on the composition, characteristics and attitudes of Scottish households and adults across a number of topic areas including equality characteristics, housing, employment and perceptions of health and crime.

The SSCQ 2014 Official Statistics report uses data from the SSCQ to provide detailed information on protected equalities characteristics in terms of key indicators of health and wellbeing.

Supplementary tables are published using a familiar layout, allowing users to compare results through the time series.

Note: supplementary tables 2.3-2.7 have been revised (28/11/2016), following the discovery of an error in the cross-tabulation of police confidence and unpaid care provision.

A supplementary report provides similar analysis focussed on confidence in policing using a novel technique - Latent Class Analysis. As such, these are published as "Statistics in Development".

SSCQ 2014 Documents

The SSCQ gathers survey responses from identical questions in the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, the Scottish Health Survey and the Scottish Household Survey into one output. The pooling of Core Questions results in an annual sample of around 21,000 respondents, providing unprecedented precision of estimates at national level. This sample size enables the detailed and reliable analysis of key national estimates by country of birth, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age and sex, marital status, education level and economic activity, as well as tenure, car access and household type. SSCQ also enables a detailed sub-national analysis by Local Authority, urban-rural classification and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

The Scottish Surveys Core Questions in 2014 covered:

  • disability and long-term conditions
  • smoking
  • provision of unpaid care
  • mental wellbeing
  • perception of local crime rate
  • perceptions of police performance
  • highest qualification held
  • economic activity
  • household type
  • housing tenure
  • car access
  • country of birth
  • ethnicity
  • religion
  • marital status
  • sexual orientation
  • gender
  • self-assessed general health
  • age