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.

See supplementary material and general information about the SHS.

2022 annual report

We have published a key findings report and a methodology and fieldwork outcomes report (links below). Data tables, including local authority breakdowns, are available as supporting files to the key findings report.

Reports from previous years

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


Our Digital Directorate has launched its first podcast focusing on the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Household Survey.


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.


If you do not wish to take part in the survey, please use the freephone number or email Ipsos MORI at to have your household address removed from our lists.

Telephone: 0808 238 5376

More information from Ipsos MORI: The Scottish Household Survey (SHS)


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.

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