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Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from the 2017 Scottish Household Survey

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ISBN9781787811621
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 04, 2018

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ISBN 978 1 78781 162 1 (web only publication)
PPDAS 454586

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Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Survey (261KB)
Chapter 2 - The Composition and Characteristics of Households in Scotland (471KB)
Chapter 3 - Housing (906KB)
Chapter 4 - Neighbourhoods and Communities (511KB)
Chapter 5 - Economic Activity (469KB)
Chapter 6 - Finance (793KB)
Chapter 7 - Internet (625KB)
Chapter 8 - Physical Activity and Sport (716KB)
Chapter 9 - Local Services (583KB)
Chapter 10 - Environment (885KB)
Chapter 11 - Volunteering (308KB)
Chapter 12 - Culture and Heritage (878KB)
Annexes (358KB)

Acknowledgement

The survey is voluntary and so we would like to acknowledge and thank the 10,680 people across Scotland who gave their time to take part in the Scottish Household Survey 2017, as well as a number of analysts in the Scottish Government who contribute to this project every year.

Contents

1 Introduction to the Survey
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Reporting
1.3 Comparability with Other Sources
1.4 Survey Design
1.5 Sampling

2 The Composition and Characteristics of Households in Scotland
2.1 Introduction and Context
2.2 All Household Members
2.3 Adults in Private Households
2.4 Household Characteristics

3 Housing
3.1 Introduction and Context
3.2 Housing Tenure
3.3 Characteristics of Households by Tenure
3.4 Housing Lists
3.5 Private rented sector - changes between 1999 and 2017

4 Neighbourhoods and Communities
4.1 Introduction and Context
4.2 Neighbourhoods
4.3 Neighbourhood Problems
4.4 Discrimination and Harassment
4.5 Community Engagement and Resilience

5 Economic Activity
5.1 Introduction and Contex
5.2 Highest Qualification Level
5.3 Current Economic Situation
5.4 Working Households

6 Finance
6.1 Introduction and Context
6.2 How Households are Managing Financially
6.3 Savings and Investments
6.4 Banking

7 Internet
7.1 Introduction and Context
7.2 Internet Access and Use
7.3 Where and How Users Access the Internet
7.4 Why People Do Not Use the Internet
7.5 Use of Public Services Websites
7.6 Online safety and security

8 Physical Activity and Sport
8.1 Introduction and Context
8.2 Participation in Physical Activity and Sport
8.3 Satisfaction with Local Authority Cultural and Sports Services

9 Local Services
9.1 Introduction and Context
9.2 Local Service Quality
9.3 Perceptions of Local Authority Performance and Involvement in Local Decision Making

10 Environment
10.1 Introduction and Context
10.2 Attitudes to Climate Change
10.3 Recycling
10.4 Visits to the Outdoors, Greenspace
10.5 Participation in Land Use decisions

11 Volunteering
11.1 Introduction and Context
11.2 Providing Unpaid Help to Organisations or Groups

12 Culture and Heritage
12.1 Introduction and Context
12.2 Cultural Engagement
12.3 Attendance at Cultural Events and Places
12.4 Participation in Cultural Activities
12.5 Satisfaction with Local Authority Cultural Services

Annex 1: Using the Information in this Report

Annex 2: Glossary

Annex 3: Confidence Intervals and Statistical Significance

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

How to Access Background or Source Data

List of Tables and Figures

1 Introduction to the Surve

Table 1.1: National indicators reported in the SHS report
Table 1.2: Overview of the preferred sources
Table 1.3: Topics covered in the Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ)
Figure 1.1: Representation of multi-year core and modular design
Figure 1.2: Topics covered in SHS 2017 Household component
Figure 1.3: Topics covered in SHS 2017 Random Adult component

2 The Composition and Characteristics of Households in Scotland
Table 2.1: Characteristics of all household members
Table 2.2: Characteristics of adults – age, gender, and long-term health condition
Figure 2.1: Long-term physical or mental health condition of adults by year
Table 2.3: Characteristics of adults – ethnicity
Table 2.4: Characteristics of adults – economic status
Figure 2.2: Economic status of adults by year – selected groups
Table 2.5: Characteristics of adults – sexual orientation
Figure 2.3: Religious belonging of adults by year
Table 2.6: Characteristics of adults – marital status
Figure 2.4: Current marital status of adults by age
Table 2.7: Marital status and age of population
Table 2.8: The characteristics of households in Scotland

3 Housing
Figure 3.1: Tenure of household by year
Table 3.1: Households by tenure and year
Figure 3.2: Households by age of highest income householder, 1999 to 2017
Figure 3.3: Tenure of households by year (HIH aged 16 to 34)
Figure 3.4: Tenure of households by year (HIH aged 35 to 59)
Figure 3.5: Tenure of households by year (HIH aged 60 plus)
Table 3.2: Housing characteristics by tenure
Table 3.3: Household characteristics by tenure
Table 3.4: Adult characteristics by tenure
Table 3.5: Views on housing aspirations, by tenure
Table 3.6: Views on neighbourhood and housing satisfaction, by tenure
Figure 3.6: Percentage of households very or fairly satisfied with housing
Table 3.7: Limiting activities by tenure
Table 3.8: Housing adaptations and support, by tenure
Table 3.9: Households on a Housing List by tenure
Table 3.10: Adults on housing lists
Table 3.11: Households on housing lists
Table 3.12: Urban Rural Location of private rented households, by year
Table 3.13: Age of Highest Income Householder in Private Rented Households, by year
Table 3.14: Household composition of private rented households, by year
Table 3.15: Economic Situation of adults in private rented households, by year
Table 3.16: Length of time at address in private rented households, by year

4 Neighbourhoods and Communities
Table 4.1: Rating of neighbourhood as a place to live by year
Table 4.2: Rating of neighbourhood as a place to live by Urban Rural classification
Figure 4.1: Rating of neighbourhood as a place to live by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Figure 4.2: Rating of neighbourhood as a very good place to live by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 20% most and 20% least deprived areas
Table 4.3: Perceptions of neighbourhood improvements in past three years by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 4.4: Perceptions of safety when walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark and in their home alone at night by rating of neighbourhood as a place to live
Table 4.5: Percentage of people saying a problem is very/fairly common in their neighbourhood
Table 4.6: Percentage of people saying a problem is very/fairly common in their neighbourhood by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 4.7: Percentage of people saying a problem is very/fairly common in their neighbourhood by tenure of household
Table 4.8: Percentage of people saying a problem is very/fairly common in their neighbourhood by age of respondent
Table 4.9: Percentage of people saying a problem is very/fairly common in their neighbourhood by Urban Rural classification
Figure 4.3: Perceptions and experience of neighbourhood problems
Table 4.10: Experience of neighbourhood problems by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 4.11: Experience of neighbourhood problems by tenure of household
Table 4.12: Experience of neighbourhood problems by Urban Rural Classification
Table 4.13: Experience of discrimination and harassment by gender, age and level of deprivation
Table 4.14: Experiences of discrimination and harassment by sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and long term physical/mental health condition
Table 4.15: Reasons for discrimination and harassment
Table 4.16: Perceptions of safety when walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark and in their home alone at night by experience of discrimination and harassment
Table 4.17: Strength of feeling of belonging to community by gender, age, ethnicity and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 4.18: Involvement with other people in the neighbourhood
Table 4.19: Activity undertaken to prepare for events like severe weather or flooding
Table 4.20: Availability of emergency response items in household by tenure of household and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

5 Economic Activity
Table 5.1: Highest level of qualification held by gender and age
Table 5.2: Highest level of qualification held by adults aged 16-64 by net annual household income
Figure 5.1: Highest level of qualification held by adults aged 16-64 by net annual household income
Figure 5.2: Highest level of qualification held by adults aged 16 and over, over time
Figure 5.3: Current economic situation of adults aged 16 and over by gender
Figure 5.4: Adults aged 16 and over currently in work over time
Figure 5.5: Current economic situation of adults aged 16 - 64 over time
Figure 5.6: Current economic situation of adults aged 16-64 by gender
Table 5.3: Current economic situation of adults aged 16-64 by highest level of qualification
Table 5.4: Current economic situation of adults aged 16-64 by whether they have a long-term physical or mental health condition or illness
Figure 5.7: Number of adults aged 16 and over in paid employment by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Figure 5.8: Current economic situation of women aged 16 and over by presence of children in the household

6 Finance
Figure 6.1: How households are managing financially by year
Figure 6.2: How the household is managing financially by net annual household income
Figure 6.3: How the household is managing financially by household type
Figure 6.4: How the household is managing financially by tenure of household
Table 6.1: How the household is managing financially by income sources
Table 6.2: How the household is managing financially by gender and age of highest income householder
Figure 6.5: How households are managing financially by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Figure 6.6: Households who manage well financially by year
Figure 6.7: Proportion of households who have any savings or investments by year, in % 2009-2017, Households data
Figure 6.8: Whether respondent or partner has any savings or investments by net annual household income
Access to savings also varied by household type (Figure 6.9). Single parent households were most likely to report having no savings (59 per cent), followed by single adult households (33 per cent). Of all household types, the older smaller households were most likely to have savings (82 per cent).
Figure 6.9: Whether respondent or partner has any savings or investments by household type
Figure 6.10: Whether respondent or partner has any savings or investments by tenure of household
Table 6.3: Whether respondent or partner has any savings or investments by sex and age of highest income householder
Table 6.4: Whether respondent or partner has a bank or building society account by year
Table 6.5: Whether respondent or partner has banking facilities by net annual household income and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

7 Internet
Figure 7.1: Households with home internet access by year
Figure 7.2: Households with home internet access by net annual household income
Figure 7.3: Households with home internet access by area deprivation
Figure 7.4: Households with home internet access by tenure
Figure 7.5: Households with home internet access by Urban Rural Classification
Figure 7.6: Use of internet by year and age
Figure 7.7: Use of internet by age
Table 7.1: Proportion of adults who do not use the internet by age and whether they have a physical or mental health condition lasting or expecting to last 12 months or more
Figure 7.8: Use of the internet by net annual household income
Figure 7.9: Adults in the 20% most and 20% least deprived areas who do not use the internet
Figure 7.10: Use of the internet by tenure
Table 7.2: Where adults who use the internet access it for personal use by annual net income
Table 7.3: Methods used by adults who use the internet for personal use by age
Table 7.4: Reasons for using the internet by tenure
Table 7.5: Confidence in pursuing activities when using the internet by tenure
Table 7.6: Reasons why people do not use the internet (other than for work)
Table 7.7: Use of public services on the internet in the past 12 months
Table 7.8: Perceptions of using public services websites
Table 7.9: Online security measures taken by age and deprivation
Table 7.10: Impact of security concerns on internet use by age and physical or mental health condition

8 Physical Activity and Sport
Figure 8.1: Participation in physical activity and sport in the last four weeks
Figure 8.2: Trends in participation in physical activity and sport in the last four weeks
Table 8.1: Trends in participation in physical activity and sport in the last four weeks
Figure 8.3: Trends in frequency of participation by adults who took part in physical activity and sport in the previous four weeks
Table 8.2: Participation in physical activity and sport in the past four weeks by gender and age group
Figure 8.4: Trends in participation in physical activity and sport (including walking) in the last four weeks by age
Figure 8.5: Trends in participation in physical activity and sport (excluding walking) in the last four weeks by age
Figure 8.6: Trends in participation in recreational walking in the last four weeks by age
Figure 8.7: Participation in physical activity and sport in the past four weeks by highest level of qualification
Figure 8.8: Participation in physical activity and sport in the last four weeks by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 8.3: Participation in different types of physical activity and sport in the last four weeks by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Figure 8.9 Trends in participation in different types of physical activity and sport in the last four weeks by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Figure 8.10: Participation in physical activity and sport in the last four weeks, by long-term limiting health condition
Table 8.4: Satisfaction with local authority sport and leisure services
Table 8.5: Satisfaction with local authority culture and sport and leisure services (service users within the past 12 months only)

9 Local Services
Table 9.1: Percentage of people very or fairly satisfied with the quality of public services delivered (local health services, local schools and public transport) by year
Figure 9.1: Percentage of people very or fairly satisfied with the quality of public services delivered (local health services, local schools and public transport) by year
Table 9.2: Percentage of people very or fairly satisfied with the quality of public services delivered (local health services, local schools and public transport) by year
Table 9.3: Percentage of people very or fairly satisfied with the quality of public services delivered (local health services, local schools and public transport) by Urban/Rural classification
Table 9.4: Percentage of people very or fairly satisfied with the quality of public services delivered (local health services, local schools and public transport) by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation quintiles
Table 9.5: Percentage of service users very or fairly satisfied with the quality of public services delivered (local health services, local schools and public transport) by year
Figure 9.2: Percentage agreeing with various statements about local authority services and performance
Table 9.6: Percentage of people who agree with the statement 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area' by year
Table 9.7: Percentage agreeing with various statements about local authority services and performance by year
Figure 9.3: Percentage agreeing with various statements about local authority services by age
Figure 9.4: Percentage agreeing with various statements about local authority services by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

10 Environment
Table 10.1: Perceptions about climate change as a problem
Figure 10.1: Perception about climate change as an immediate and urgent problem by age over time
Table 10.2: “It’s not worth me doing things to help the environment if others don’t do the same”
Table 10.3: “I don’t believe my behaviour and everyday lifestyle contribute to climate change”
Table 10.4: “Climate change will only have an impact on other countries, there is no need for me to worry”
Table 10.5: “I understand what actions people like myself should take to help tackle climate change”
Figure 10.2: Methods used to dispose of food waste in the past week
Table 10.6: Method used to dispose of food waste by property type
Table 10.7: Methods used to dispose of food waste by Urban/Rural classification
Figure 10.3: Household who reported they generally recycle certain materials
Table 10.8: Recycling of materials by type of property
Table 10.9: Recycling of materials by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 10.10: Frequency of visits made to the outdoors
Table 10.11: Frequency of visits made to the outdoors by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 10.12: Frequency of visits made to the outdoors in the past twelve months by Urban/Rural classification
Table 10.13: Frequency of visits made to the outdoors in the past twelve months by gender and age group
Table 10.14: Frequency of visits made to the outdoors in the past twelve months by self-perception of health
Figure 10.4: Walking distance to nearest greenspace
Figure 10.5: Frequency of use of nearest greenspace
Table 10.15: Frequency of use of nearest greenspace by walking distance to nearest greenspace
Table 10.16: Frequency of use of nearest greenspace by self-perception of health
Figure 10.6: Satisfaction with nearest greenspace
Table 10.17: Satisfaction with nearest greenspace by rating of neighbourhood as place to live
Table 10.18: Use of nearest greenspace by satisfaction with nearest greenspace
Table 10.19: Walking distance to nearest greenspace by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 10.20: Satisfaction of nearest greenspace by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 10.21: Frequency of use of nearest greenspace by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 10.22: Percentage of people who gave their views on land use in the last twelve months
Table 10.23: Percentage of people who gave their views on land use by Urban/Rural classification

11 Volunteering
Table 11.1: Whether provided unpaid help to organisations or groups in the last 12 months by gender
Figure 11.1: Percentage providing unpaid help to organisations or groups in the last 12 months by gender
Figure 11.2: Percentage providing unpaid help to organisations or groups in the last 12 months by age within gender
Table 11.2: Whether provided unpaid help to organisations or groups in the last 12 months by current economic situation
Table 11.3: Whether provided unpaid help to organisations or groups in the last 12 months by net annual household income
Figure 11.3: Whether provided unpaid help to organisations or groups in the last 12 months by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Table 11.4: Whether provided unpaid help to organisations or groups in the last 12 months by Urban/Rural Classification
Table 11.5: Types of organisations or groups for which adults provided help for in the last 12 months by Urban/Rural Classification
Table 11.6: Types of organisations or groups for which adults provided help for in the last 12 months by gender and age

12 Culture and Heritage
Figure 12.1: Cultural engagement by adults in the last 12 months by year
Figure 12.2: Attendance at cultural events and visiting places of culture in the last 12 months
Table 12.1: Attendance at cultural events and visiting places of culture in the last 12 months by gender and age
Figure 12.3: Attendance at cultural events and visiting places of culture in the last 12 months by highest level of qualification
Table 12.2: Attendance at cultural events and visiting places of culture in the last 12 months by highest qualification level
Figure 12.4: Attendance at cultural events and visiting places of culture in the last 12 months by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Figure 12.5: Attendance at cultural events and visiting places of culture by area deprivation
Figure 12.6: Attendance at cultural events and visiting places of culture in the last 12 months by long term physical/mental health condition
Table 12.3: Frequency of attending cultural events and visiting places of culture in the last 12 months
Figure 12.7: Reasons for non-attendance at cultural events/places in the last 12 months, 2013 and 2017
Figure 12.8: Participation in cultural activities in the last 12 months
Table 12.4: Participation in any cultural activity in the last 12 months by gender and age
Figure 12.9: Participation in any cultural activity in the last 12 months by highest level of qualification
Table 12.5: Participation in cultural activities in the last 12 months by highest level of qualification
Figure 12.10: Participation in any cultural activity in the last 12 months by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
Figure 12.11: Participation in any cultural activity in the last 12 months by area deprivation
Figure 12.12: Participation in any cultural activity in the last 12 months by long term physical/mental health condition
Table 12.6: Frequency of participating in cultural activities in the last 12 months
Figure 12.13: Reasons for non-participation in cultural activities in the last 12 months, 2017
Table 12.7: Satisfaction with local authority culture services
Table 12.8: Satisfaction with local authority culture services. (Service users within the past 12 months only)

Annex 2: Glossary
A2 1: Number of households by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2016
A2 2: Number of households by Scottish Government 2016 Urban Rural Classification

Annex 3: Confidence Intervals and Statistical Significance
Figure A3 1: Estimated sampling error associated with different proportions for different sample sizes