3. email@example.com 0131 244 1685
4. Scottish Government (2007) Scottish Budget Spending Review 2007, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
5. Information on the suite of indicators which comprise the performance framework can be found at
6. To reduce the proportion of driver journeys delayed due to traffic congestion and to increase the proportion of journeys to work made by public or active transport.
14. The random school child may be the same as, or different from, the random child.
15. Adults who are household members but have been living away for the previous six months are excluded from the selection of the random adult. Children and students living away during term time are counted as household members but are excluded from the random adult and random school child selection.
16. Where the same person completes both parts one and two (i.e. they are both the household respondent and selected as the random adult) the CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing) script does not repeat the questions common to both sections. This means that these respondents are not asked for the same information twice.
18. 2012 Pooled Sample
19. These are mainly vacant or derelict addresses, or occasionally those without any private dwellings (such as businesses).
21. A report on the development of the weighting procedures is available here:
22. 2012 estimates were used as the 2013 estimates were not available at the time the weighting was undertaken and is consistent with the 2012 SHS.
23. For details of the weighting in general, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes report:
24. 2013 household estimates were published too late in summer 2014 to allow them to be used in the derivation of the SHS 2013 weights
25. For information on how this is derived, see Glossary – Annex 2.
26. A chart displaying the age and gender profile is available in the supporting tables
27. Survey Harmonisation: Core Questions:
28. Shown as column percentages.
29. Shown as row percentages.
32. As defined using the Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification, see Glossary – Annex 2 for definitions.
33. Housing and Regeneration Outcomes Framework
36. For full definition of Household Type see Glossary - Annex 2.
37. Row percentages are available in the supporting web tables (Table 3.2b)
38. As defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - see Glossary in Annex 2.
39. Row percentages available in the supporting web tables (Table 3.3b)
40. Row percentages are available in the supporting web tables (Table 3.4b)
41. It is important to note that this analysis is based on length of stay at address of the random adult rather than the highest income householder. This means that the table may underestimate tenure length because the random adult may not necessarily have lived in the property from the same date as the highest income householder (HIH). For example, the random adult may move in to an owner occupied household one year ago, but the HIH may have moved into the property five years ago
42. Column percentages are available in the supporting web tables (Table 3.5a)
43. Further explanation of the interview structure is contained in the Background Information (Chapter 1)
44. National Records of Scotland, Mid-2013 Population Estimates Scotland
45. National Records of Scotland, Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2012
46. Housing Statistics for Scotland
47. Housing List Statistics from an Ipsos MORI Omnibus Survey
48. Scottish Government (2007) Scottish Budget Spending Review 2007, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
49. As defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - see Glossary in Annex 2.
50. Scottish Government (2008), Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from 2007/2008 Scottish Household Survey
51. See Chapter 3 – Housing for further information
52. Caution should be taken interpreting percentages with a base number less than 100
54. Scottish Government 2007, The Government Economic Strategy, Edinburgh, Scottish Government
55. Refer to the Glossary in Annex 2 for further definitions of the working age population.
57. Defined as 16-64 for males and females.
58. Adults aged over 16 and employed full time, employed part time or self employed
59. Including those in full or part time employment and the self-employed.
60. As defined using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - see Glossary in Annex 2.
61. Household income in the SHS is that of the highest income householder and their partner only. Includes all adults for whom household income is known or has been imputed.
62. Arguably, the definitions mean different things to different respondents i.e. 'deep financial trouble' or 'managing well' are quite subjective terms. Combining all the broadly positive and broadly negative responses controls for some of the differences in interpretation between different positive and negative responses.
63. Occupational pensions, other investments and other non-earned income such as maintenance payments or student grants.
64. During processing of the 2013 data the SHS team found a coding error which resulted in households with no income information being incorrectly included as having an equal mix of earnings. This has been resolved and these records excluded from the analysis for 2013.
65. As defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - see Glossary in Annex 2
66. During production of the 2013 Annual Report the SHS team identified a discrepancy which led to ‘Refused’ responses being included in the ‘£1,000+’ category for years 1999 – 2008. This resulted in previous versions of the SHS Annual Report reporting higher levels of households with savings (and lower rates of refusal to the questions). This discrepancy has been resolved and the full correct time series for 1999 to 2008 is included in Table 6.5 published alongside this main publication. Only the time series from 2009 is included in Table 6.5.
67. During production of the 2013 SHS Annual Report the SHS team identified a discrepancy for 2012 which resulted in respondents refusing to answer the question on bank accounts being incorrectly coded as ‘No’ showing the number of households with no bank account as 6 per cent in 2012 when it should have been 4 per cent as below.
68. Scottish Government (2013), Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
70. Scottish Government (2006) Scotland's Transport Strategy Summary, Edinburgh: Scottish Government
71. Household income in the SHS is that of the highest income householder and their partner only. Includes all adults for whom household income is known or has been imputed.
72. See Chapter 6, Finance
73. As defined using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - see Glossary in Annex 2.
76. Household income in the SHS is that of the highest income householder and their partner only. Includes all adults for whom household income is known or has been imputed. Excludes refusals/don't know responses.
77. As defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation: see Glossary in Annex 2.
78. See Glossary in Annex 2.
79. A breakdown of the type of internet connection other than broadband that households have at home can be provided on request.
80. Analysis is presented in the web tables.
81. Analysis is presented in the web tables.
82. I.e. lasting or expected to last 12 months or more.
83. Analysis available in web tables.
84. Income brackets have been re-banded to overcome issues of small sample sizes.
85. This data is presented in the web tables.
89. For further information on the comparability of UK smoking statistics, see:
90. As defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - see Glossary in Annex 2.
91. These households contain two adults, at least one of whom is of pensionable age.
93. As defined using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - see Glossary in Annex 2.
94. See Glossary in Annex 2
100. Scottish Government (2013) Low Carbon Scotland: Behaviours Framework
101. Davidson, S. Martin C. and Treanor S. (2009) Scottish Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Survey 2008
102. SEABS was an in-depth survey undertaken among a quota sample of the Scottish adult population between August and November 2008, and involved interviews with 3,054 adults aged 16 years and over. It focused on environmental issues, with the climate change question located in the middle of the survey and preceded by other questions about the environment. The SHS is a broader survey in which the climate change question was a stand-alone. For more information on the methodology and sampling of SHS and SEABS (respectively) see Chapter 1 of this report and Davidson, S. Martin C. and Treanor S. (2009) Scottish Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Survey 2008 Technical Report
104. Scottish Government (2013) Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources
105. James Hutton Institute et alContribution of Green and Open Space to Public Health and Wellbeing
106. Reid, S. and Curtice, J. (2010), Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2009: Sustainable Places and Greenspace. Scottish Government
108. The Scottish Recreation Survey (ScRS) was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage and between 2006 and 2012 was used to monitor progress on the Scottish Government's National Indicator to 'Increase people's use of Scotland's outdoors'. In 2013 ScRS was superceded by Scotland's People and Nature Survey (SPANS).This survey will run every third year and so can no longer provide the annual National Indicator update. A question on weekly visits to the outdoors was added to the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) in 2012, with a view to becoming the source of the National Indicator from 2013. Results from the three surveys may not be directly comparable.
109. Scottish Government (2014) A More Active Scotland - Building a Legacy from the Commonwealth Games
110. Scottish Government (2014) Let's get Scotland Walking - The National Walking Strategy
111. Greenspace Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage (2013) Developing Open Space Standards: Guidance and Framework
112. The response options in the 2013 and 2011 questionnaire were: a 5 minute walk or less, within a 6-10 minute walk, within an 11-20 minute walk, within a 21-30 minute walk, more than 30 minutes' walk away. The response options in 2012 were: 3 minutes or less, 4-6 minutes, 7-13 minutes, 14-26 minutes, 27-43 minutes, 44 minutes or longer.
113. James Hutton Institute et al (2014) Contribution of Green and Open Space to Public Health and Wellbeing
114. Scottish Executive (2004) Volunteering Strategy
115. In the 60 to 74 group, although a higher proportion of females than males reported volunteering, the difference was not statistically significance. See Annex 4 for further information on confidence intervals and statistical significance.
116. Scottish Household Survey Analytical Topic Report: Volunteering
117. As defined using the Scottish Government’s Urban Rural Classification – see Glossary in Annex 2
120. This increase is statistically significant
121. “Costing the burden of ill health related to physical inactivity for Scotland"
122. Missing responses are not included within the analysis. Similarly 'don't know/refused' options are not shown as a separate category in some tables.
123. For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes reports:
126. More information on household income can be found in Raab, G., MacDonald, C., and Macintyre, C. (2004) Comparison of Income Data between Surveys of Scottish Households: Research report for Communities Scotland. Further information on this report is available on the SHS website.
127. For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes reports:
130. For further details, please see questions RG5A and RG5B in the 2013 SHS questionnaire and RG5 in previous years:
133. Numbered 1 (most deprived) to 10 (least deprived).
134. Numbered 1 (most deprived) to 5 (least deprived).
135. More information on the definition of NS-SEC can be found at
136. More information on the six-fold urban/rural classification of Scotland is available at:
137. For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes reports:
138. The design factor is calculated as an overall average across a number of variables, and should not be taken as a 'typical' value across all variables. For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes reports:
139. For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes reports:
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