Attitudes to Family Formation in Scotland

This report summarises the findings of two research studies commissioned externally by the Ministerial Population Taskforce on attitudes to family formation and ideal family size in Scotland. It includes the full report of the qualitative research exploring barriers and enablers of ideal family size


Annex 3 - Sample

Table 3.1: Sample achieved in focus groups
Group Date Composition Number of participants
1 10/05/2022
  • SEG ABC1
  • Dependent children under 16
  • Mix of gender
  • Mix of age (all 45 or younger)
  • Mix of urban/rural
5
2 10/05/2022
  • SEG C2DE
  • Dependent children under 16
  • Mix of gender
  • Mix of age (all 45 or younger)
  • Mix of urban/rural
5
3 12/05/22
  • SEG ABC1
  • No children
  • Females
  • Aged 30 to 40
  • Mix of urban/rural
5
4 12/05/22
  • SEG C2DE
  • No children
  • Females
  • Aged 30 to 40
  • Mix of urban/rural
6
5 17/05/22
  • SEG ABC1
  • Mix of children/no children
  • Mix of gender
  • Aged 18-25
  • Mix of urban/rural
5
6 17/05/22
  • SEG C2DE
  • Mix of children/no children
  • Mix of gender
  • Aged 18-25
  • Mix of urban/rural
4
Table 3.2: Sample achieved through in-depth interviews
Age Gender SEG Children Number
30–40 Male Mix No 6 3 x ABC1, 3 x C2DE
43 Female ABC1 Yes 1 Replacement - focus group 1
38 Female C2DE Yes 1 Replacement - focus group 2
27 Female C2DE Yes 1 Replacement - focus group 6
29 Male ABC1 No 1 Replacement - focus group 5
21 Female C2DE Yes 1 Replacement - focus group 6
38 Male C2DE Yes 1 To increase participants with 3+ children
29 Male C2DE Yes 1 To increase participants with 3+ children
23 Female C2DE Yes 1 To increase participants with 3+ children
21 Female C2DE Yes 1 To increase participants with 3+ children
22 – 29 Female C2DE Yes 5 Minority ethnic participants additional to groups
25 Female ABC1 Yes 1 Additional to group 2
29 Male C2DE Yes 1 Additional to group 6

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