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Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2013

The Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2013 is a new, annual Official Statistics publication for Scotland. 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.

SSCQ 2013 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 2013 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