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Islands Bond: consultation responses analysis

External analysis of Islands Bond online consultation responses, carried out by Griesbach and Associates.


Annex 3: Question response rates

The table below provides details of the response rates for individual questions, broken down by island respondents (including organisations) and non-island respondents (including organisations).

Question number

Question text

Number of island respondents

Response rate, island respondents (out of 687)

Number of non-island respondents

Response rate, non-island respondents (out of 967)

1

What are your initial thoughts on the proposed criteria of the Islands Bond?

666

97%

939

97%

2

Which island location do you currently live in? (if applicable)

  • Argyll islands
  • Arran, Bute and the Cumbraes
  • Lewis and Harris
  • Orkney Mainland
  • Orkney Outer Isles
  • Shetland Mainland
  • Shetland Outer Isles
  • Skye and the Small Isles
  • Uist and Barra

686

100%

927

96%

3

If you are a resident of an island, what do you think are the most significant population challenges in your area and why?

664

97%

236

24%

4

If you are a resident of an island, are there any particular demographics underrepresented in your area that you think the Islands Bond should target?

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Sex
  • Ethnicity
  • Professions
  • Other

 

625

91%

280

29%

Comments

582

85%

265

27%

5

What do you think should be the priority focus for the Islands Bond? (Please select one of the options below):

  • Population growth (encouraging migration to islands)
  • Population retention (supporting existing community to remain)
  • Both
  • Other

671

98%

949

98%

Comments

276

40%

220

23%

6

What additional capital investment through the Islands Bond would most influence people's decisions to stay in or move to island communities?

601

87%

822

85%

7

Do you agree that there would be a need for an advisory service to support those relocating to island communities?

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree

675

98%

958

99%

8

In your opinion, what should be the main purpose and role of an advisory service to support those relocating to island communities?

586

85%

862

89%

9

Who should be involved in the delivery of an advisory service to support those relocating to island communities?

540

79%

806

83%

10

How do you think that the Islands Bond may impact on those with protected characteristics?

  • Very positive
  • Positive
  • Negative
  • Very negative
  • Neither positive nor negative

552

80%

714

74%

Comments

375

55%

438

45%

11

Beyond those outlined in the consultation paper, what other methods of measuring the progress and impact of the Islands Bond might be adopt?

396

58%

547

57%

12

Any other comments on the Islands Bond.

412

60%

452

47%

Contact

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