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  1. Statistics | 21 Jan 2020

    Scottish House Condition Survey: 2018 Key Findings

    The statistics reported in this publication are based on a national survey of the housing stock, the only one of its kind in Scotland, which is part of the Scottish Household Survey (SHS). Until 2012 it was carried out as a stand-alone survey under the name Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS). Following the review of the large-scale Scottish population surveys, the SHCS was incorporated within the SHS and became one of its modules. We continue to report the results from this module of the SHS under the name Scottish House Condition Survey. The SHCS consists of an interview with householders and a physical inspection of the dwelling they occupy, which provides a picture of Scotland’s occupied housing stock. It covers all types of households and dwellings across the country - whether owned or rented, flats or houses. The physical data about the dwelling is recorded by surveyors trained to collect detailed information on housing characteristics. This is combined with information about the household collected through a face to face interview with the householder. The interview covers a range of topics such as household characteristics, tenure, neighbourhood satisfaction, dwelling satisfaction, health status, income, etc. The result is a unique and powerful data set for examining the condition and characteristics of Scotland’s housing stock alongside the views and experience of the people living in those dwellings. This is the fifteenth ‘Key Findings’ report since the SHCS changed to a continuous format in 2003 and the seventh since it was integrated within the SHS. Details on the methodology and design of the survey are provided in the SHS Technical Report published on the Scottish Government website . The incorporation of the SHCS within the SHS in 2012 introduced some discontinuities in the methodology of the survey and may contribute to some observed change over time. In 2018 there were 2,964 surveyed properties. Statistics published in this report are based on fieldwork undertaken during 2018. A small proportion (3%) of the household interviews took place in the first quarter of 2019. This report covers the following topics: • Key Attributes of the Scottish Housing Stock: this chapter describes key characteristics of the housing stock such as dwelling type and age of construction, main heating fuel in use, their location in relation to the gas grid, and the characteristics of the households that occupy them. • Energy Efficiency: this chapter presents an analysis of the energy efficiency of the housing stock including presence and level of insulation. • Fuel Poverty: this chapter presents an analysis of the number and characteristics of households in fuel poverty and extreme fuel poverty under the new definition following amendments agreed at Stage 2 of the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) Bill. It also examines the key drivers of fuel poverty and how they have changed over time. • Perceptions and Experiences: this chapter examines householders’ reports of their experience and satisfaction with heating and the extent to which they monitor their use of energy. • Housing Conditions: this part of the report provides information on the number of dwellings in compliance with the tolerable standard and the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS). It also covers the presence of dampness, condensation and disrepair as well as some indicators of overcrowding and under-occupation. • Technical Notes: the final chapter in the report provides information about the content of the survey and the definition of some of the key concepts used. Discussion on the statistical reliability of the estimates is also included.

    This publication is part of a collection:  Scottish House Condition Survey

  2. Statistics | 21 Jan 2020

    Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Soft Fruit Crops 2016 – Revised 2020

    This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on soft fruit crops grown in Scotland during 2016. The crops surveyed included strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and other minor soft fruit crops. Overall pesticide application was lower in 2016 than reported in 2014. The estimated total area of soft fruit crops treated with a pesticide formulation (area grown multiplied by no. of treatments) was ca. 26,000 ha with a combined weight of ca. 13.2 tonnes. Pesticides were applied to 94% of the soft fruit crop area. This revised report has been issued to correct inaccuracies in active substance application weight data that were overestimated in the original Soft Fruit Crop 2016 report published in 2017. This issue only affects certain herbicide active substances in relation to quantity applied. All formulation and active substance application areas and percentage of crop treated are unaffected.

  3. Statistics | 21 Jan 2020

    Scottish Health Survey 2018: supplementary tables

    The supplementary tables provide breakdowns of a range of indicators from the Scottish Health Survey by age group, deprivation, income and presence of long-term conditions.

  4. Progress report | 21 Jan 2020

    Scottish Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Data Linkage Project 2018/19 Results

    This is the 4th report detailing outcomes after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in Scotland and includes data from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. We join with countries all over the world in attempting to reduce the loss of life after sudden cardiac arrest in our communities and recognise with the international community that the key to success is optimising the whole system of care - this requires partnership. This document contains positive findings indicating that we are making progress. For the first time we have measured overall survival after OHCA at over 10%. We are grateful to all of the organisations who are helping deliver Scotland’s Strategy for OHCA and it is to their credit that our strategy is widely recognised as an excellent example of partnership working.