Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2017 and Beyond Consultation
The Scottish Government is currently consulting on changes to the design of the SHS 2017.
Previous Survey Reviews
Information on previous survey review projects are available via the following links:
In line with National Statistics Best Practice, the Scottish Household Survey is reviewed every two years to ensure that the information collected is relevant to current policy interests and is making the best use of the time in the survey. The survey is regularly reviewed through consultation with external users and internal analysts. The last review took place throughout 2008 to produce a questionnaire for the 2009/2010 fieldwork period.
We also undertake refresh exercises on annual basis to ensure that the questions asked within the SHS are still policy relevant and to fix out any identified problems. These are done via consultation with the SHS Lead Analysts based on their understanding of users needs.
- Questionnaire Refresh 2011
The SHS website is the primary means of dissemination of all survey documentation, containing information on survey participation for interviewees through the reports on both technical issues and analysis from the SHS. We regularly review the content of the website to ensure it is as up-to-date as possible, though due to the breadth and complexity of survey output there is still a lot of content we have yet to tidy up.
We also conduct periodic full-scale reviews of the website to assess the usability and accessibility of information on the SHS website.
SHS User Days
The SHS Days bring together researchers and policy makers who use of SHS data to inform research and evidence-based policy at national and local authority levels.
Further information on these are available from: