Scottish household survey 2017: annual report
Results from the 2017 edition of the continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.
3 Information on the suite of indicators which comprise the performance framework can be found at http://www.nationalperformance.gov.scot
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9 Update on the previous survey strategy document (The Long Term Strategy for Population Surveys in Scotland 2009-2019) providing a progress report and details of planned activities over the next four years https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0053/00533188.pdf
12 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.
13 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.
15 In the SHS 2017, the question on gender was binary, i.e. only two response options were provided to respondents: male and female. In 2018 a non-binary question is being asked,
16 The question on long-term physical or mental health condition asks: “Do you have a physical or mental health condition or illness lasting or expected to last 12 months or more?” Long-term conditions were defined as a physical or mental health condition or illness lasting, or expected to last, 12 months or more. The wording of this question changed in 2012 and is now aligned with the harmonised questions for all large Scottish Government surveys. A long-term condition was defined as limiting if the respondent reported that it limited their activities in any way.
17 Please note that the Scottish Household Survey is not the preferred source of income data. Income data in the SHS is mainly collected to be used to explain other results. The official source of income statistics for Scotland is the Family Resource Survey (FRS), available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/IncomePoverty.
Modeled local level household income estimates provide the best source of income data at a sub-Scotland level, available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/supply-demand/chma/statistics
18 Housing and Regeneration Outcomes Framework http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/partnerstories/HARO
21 See MHCLG Live table 107 at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-dwelling-stock-including-vacants for estimates of dwellings by tenure prior to the start of the Scottish Household Survey time series in 1999.
22 Statistics on sales of social housing are available at https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/Sales
23 See NRS Population Estimates time-series data at https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates/population-estimates-time-series-data
24 NRS Census 2011 Analytical Report on composition for specific groups of people in Scotland http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/documents/analytical_reports/HHper cent20report.pdf
25 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/201716/0053780.pdf (Page 35, Chart 10)
26 Includes full-time, part-time and self-employed.
27 Further explanation of the interview structure is contained in the Introduction to the Survey
28 National Records of Scotland, Population Estimates Scotland http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population
29 Housing Statistics for Scotland http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/HousingLists
30 Or adults, where the characteristic reflects the random adult in the household who is interviewed.
32 As defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation – see Annex 2: Glossary
33 In previous years, the sample for this analysis using the ‘walking alone’ variable has excluded those who said ‘don’t know’ to the walking alone question (i.e. a smaller base than the whole sample). This approach has been changed this year so that this analysis is now based on the whole sample – consistent with the ‘home alone’ analysis.
34 Discrimination was defined in the survey as: occasions when you felt you were treated unfairly or with less respect than other people because of your age, gender, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation or for sectarian or other reasons.
Harassment was defined in the survey as: occasions when you have felt intimidated, threatened or disturbed because of your age, gender, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation or for sectarian or other reasons.
35 Caution around the precision and significance of findings should be exercised when interpreting percentages with a base number less than 100 as results derived from a relatively small number of individuals have large margins of error around them and are subject to large fluctuations based on the experiences of only a few people. This is particularly important when considering trends over time or comparing experiences of different population groups.
36 As discussed in section 1.3 (Comparability with Other Sources), the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey outputs present detailed analysis in relation to perceptions and fear of crime which should be viewed as the primary source for evidence on those topics. However, this section does make use of the fear of crime questions as an analytical variable to provide breakdowns on experiences of harassment and discrimination.
37 In previous years, the sample for this analysis using the ‘walking alone’ variable has excluded those who said ‘don’t know’ to the walking alone question (i.e. a smaller base than the whole sample). This approach has been changed this year so that this analysis is now based on the whole sample – consistent with the ‘home alone’ analysis.
38 Scotland's Economic Strategy (March 2015) http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/03/5984
39 See chapter 1 for further information on the survey design
41 For the full definition, please see the Annex 2: Glossary
42 Occupational pensions, other investments and other non-earned income such as maintenance payments or student grants.
43 The SIMD is a relative measure of deprivation across small areas in Scotland. For more details see Annex 2: Glossary
45 As defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
47 Ding, D., Lawson, K. D., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Finkelstein, E. A., Katzmarzyk, P. T., Van Mechelen, W., & Pratt, M. (2016). The economic burden of physical inactivity: a global analysis of major non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 388(10051), 1311-1324.
48 Foster, C and Allender, S. (2012) Costing the burden off ill health related to physical inactivity for Scotland. British Heart Foundation Research Group report for SPARCOll. NHS Health Scotland
49 Townsend, N and Foster, C (August 2015) Costing the burden of Ill health related to physical inactivity for Scotland. Report commissioned by the British Heard Foundation. Scottish Sports Association.
52 See Annex 2: Glossary
54 once accounting for statistical significance
56 Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/scotlands-action/climatechangeact
57 The Scottish Government's Climate Change Plan, Third Report on Proposals and Policies 2018-2032 (RPP3) (2018): http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/02/8867
58 Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill (2018): http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/108483.aspx
59 United Nations Paris Agreement (2015): https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement
60 Low Carbon Scotland: Behaviours Framework (2013) http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/03/8172
61 Scottish Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Survey (2008): http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/funding-and-grants/enviro-attitudes-2008
62 Scottish Government (2016) Making Things Last - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00494471.pdf
64 Scottish Government (2017) Draft Climate Change Plan – http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/01/2768
65 See Annex 2: Glossary for the full definition
66 James Hutton Institute et al (2014) Contribution of Green and Open Space to Public Health and Wellbeing http://www.hutton.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/projects/GreenHealth-InformationNote7-Contribution-of-green-and-open-space-in-public-health-and-wellbeing.pdf
67 Scottish Government (2014) Scottish Planning Policy - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0045/00453827.pdf
69 Figures for those visiting their nearest green space at least several times a week are 36 per cent for 2013, 37 per cent for 2014, 36 per cent for 2015, and 36 per cent for 2015 and 2016.
70Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/09/7869
71 Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/04/2478
72 2017 data uses the 2016 urban rural classification, 2015 data uses the 2013/14 urban rural classification
73 Scottish Executive (2004) Volunteering Strategy http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2004/05/19348/36990
74 New questions on ‘informal volunteering’ are to be asked in the survey, biennially from 2018. The first reporting of these questions will be in 2019.
75 Scotland's National Performance Framework
76 Scottish Household Survey - Questionnaire
77 Missing responses are not included within the analysis. Similarly 'don't know/refused' options are not shown as a separate category in some tables.
79 Numbered 1 (most deprived) to 5 (least deprived).
80 Numbered 1 (most deprived) to 10 (least deprived).
81 More information on the six-fold urban/rural classification of Scotland is available at - www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification
83 For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes reports: www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationMethodology
85 More information on the definition of NS-SEC can be found at - www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/index.html
86 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.
87 For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes reports: www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationMethodology
90 For further details, please see questions RG5A and RG5B in the 2013 SHS questionnaire and RG5 in previous years: www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationQuestionnaire
91 For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes reports - www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationMethodology
92 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 - www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationMethodology
93 For further information, please see the SHS Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes report: www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationMethodology
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