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November 2015

Methodological Changes to Scottish House Conditions Survey Estimates of Fuel Poverty

On 8 December 2015 Scottish Government will publish ‘Scottish House Condition  Survey, Key Findings 2014 Report’.  This publication will include revised estimates of  fuel poverty for the period 2011 – 2013 which incorporate improvements to the method for determining the cost of the energy required to achieve a standard level of warmth and other types of energy use. This improvement will be implemented for the 2014 fuel poverty estimates which will be published at the same time.



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Scottish House Condition Survey

Scottish House Condition Survey

This is the largest single housing research project in Scotland, and the only national survey to look at the physical condition of Scotland's homes as well as the experiences of householders.

Fieldwork: The survey fieldwork runs from January to December each year, with the survey now an integrated component of the Scottish Household Survey.

Statistics: The latest survey report is available in the Reports and Documentation section.

Further Information

The following information is available within this website:

Summary of news and activities related to the SHCS
Main reports including key findings and technical reports
Analyses of interest to local authorities
Access to key microdata releases
New statistics being developed within the SHCS
Revisions and corrections to previously published SHCS data
Consultation activities with key users and stakeholders
Information for interviewees selected to participate in the survey
Contact details for the SHCS Project Team