Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland - A Comprehensive Analysis of the 2011 Census

This report brings together analysis previously published to provide a comprehensive and wide ranging evidence base on Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers. It presents analysis of key areas such as health, education, housing, transport and economic indicators to reveal important information on the lives and life chances of Gypsy/Travellers.


This report reveals the extent of inequalities for Gypsy/Traveller communities in Scotland, and the very stark results indicate that significant action is urgently required to address these. Two Equal Opportunities Committee enquiries ‘Gypsy/Travellers and Care’ and ‘Where Gypsy/Travellers Live’ have also highlighted the circumstances of Gypsy/Travellers and made recommendations on how their lives could be improved.

The Scottish Government is working with stakeholders to develop an overarching strategy and action plan for Gypsy/Travellers and this will be published in 2016. The analysis in this report will enhance the evidence base to help measure progress for this group.


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