Scottish Household Survey: publications

Links to current and past versions of the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) publications.


The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) provides robust evidence on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of private households and individuals as well as evidence on the physical condition of Scotland’s homes.   

This page contains links to official publications by the SHS team.

For supplementary material and general information about the SHS please see our main collection.

Annual reports

Documents relating to the Scottish Household Survey's annual report, 'Scotlands People'.

Please note that publications from previous years not listed below are available via the Scottish Government's archive of

Regional analysis

Regional analysis resulting from the Scottish Household Survey.

Data Explorer

The Data Explorer provides information about Scottish homes, neighbourhoods, and their views on various aspects of society.

It is an easy-to-use, interactive dashboard showing Scotland and its local authorities in new ways.

It contains over 7000 tables and charts, which can be downloaded in various formats, including PDF reports.

First time users will find a video tutorial to help them get the most out of it.

We welcome any feedback you might have on the Data Explorer. If you have a spare moment, please fill out our feedback questionnaire.

Reports from previous years

Regional analysis from previous years


Please email the Scottish Household Survey at to provide feedback on the SHS or to request further information on any issue, including ad-hoc requests for analysis and for people wishing to opt-out of taking part in the survey.


If you do not wish to take part in the survey, please use the freephone number or our feedback form to have your household address removed from our lists:

Telephone: 0808 238 5376


If you wish to be added to the e-mail mailing list to be kept informed of details of SHS developments, you should register your interest in 'Population and Household Surveys' and/or the Scottish Household Survey' sub-topic on the ScotStat Register.