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Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2012

Following the publication of the Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2013 in December 2015, SSCQ 2012 provides data for back series comparison and replaces previously publised experimental statistics.

SSCQ 2012 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 20,000 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 2012 covered:

  • disability and long-term conditions
  • smoking
  • 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