Publication - Statistics

Scottish house condition survey: 2017 key findings

Published: 4 Dec 2018
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787814271

Indicators from the 2017 survey, including updated fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, carbon emissions and Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

134 page PDF

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134 page PDF

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Contents
Scottish house condition survey: 2017 key findings
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134 page PDF

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Footnotes

1 https://www.gov.uk/energy-company-obligation

2 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationMethodology

3 2013 SHCS Key Findings: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/6903 and Methodology Notes: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/MethodologyNotes2013

4 2014 SHCS Key Findings: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/12/8460 and Methodology Notes: www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014

5 Methodology Notes 2014: www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014

6 Gas grid coverage is determined on the basis of the distance of the dwelling from a low / medium/ intermediate pressure gas distribution pipe. Based on the usual maximum distance for standard domestic connection (63 m), dwellings are classified as being “on” or “off” the grid. This does not reflect whether the dwelling is actually connected to the grid. Further details on the method for estimating distance to the gas grid are available in section 7.9.4 of this report and in SHCS Methodology Notes available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads

7 Available at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/09/9979/downloads

8 Housing Statistics for Scotland http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/KeyInfoTables

9 SHCS - Methodology Notes available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads

10 EST: Roof and Loft Insulation http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/Insulation/Roof-and-loft-insulation EST: Wall Insulation http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/cavity-wall and http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/solid-wall

11 See Chapter 4 on Fuel Poverty.

12 CERT-Summary-Report-Q19-by-English-Regions-Scotland-Wales, HEED dB, Nov 2014. Access available through Energy Saving Trust.

13 Scottish Government analysis of data provided by Ofgem of measures installed under ECO. Provisional figures.

14 Dwellings without loft spaces are excluded.

15 Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built.

16 CERT-Summary-Report-Q19-by-English-Regions-Scotland-Wales, HEED dB, Nov 2014. Access available through Energy Saving Trust.

17 Scottish Government analysis of data provided by Ofgem of measures installed under ECO. Provisional figures.

18 This is the number of Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) measures delivered under ECO.

19 Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built.

20 Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built

21 EU “Boiler Efficiency Directive” http://www.icqc.co.uk/userfiles/File/Directive_92_42.pdf

22 Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide for Scotland http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00460094.pdf

23 This design has higher running efficiencies; a portion of the heat that would be lost through vented water vapour is recovered through condensation in a heat exchanger.

24 For existing dwellings, there are occasions where it may not be practical to install a condensing boiler. The ‘Condensing Boiler Installation Assessment Procedure Guide’ offers further guidance in this area. Where a non-condensing boiler is installed this may results in a boiler with poorer efficiency than that of a newly installed condensing boiler of the same fuel type.

25 An example of the current EPC format can be seen at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Building/Building-standards/enerperfor/epcguidance

26 BRE: The Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings, http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2009/SAP-2009_9-90.pdf

27 http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2012/SAP-2012_9-92.pdf

28 www.bre.co.uk/sap2012

29 Figures for the previous year are available in the 2016 version of this publication here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-house-condition-survey-2016-key-findings/pages/5/#t21

30 SHCS - Methodology Notes 2013 available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/MethodologyNotes2013

31 Local and Regional CO2 Emissions Estimates, BEIS: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-local-authority-and-regional-carbon-dioxide-emissions-national-statistics-2005-2016

32 RPP2 available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/scotlands-action/lowcarbon/meetingthetargets

33 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00513102.pdf

34 Information on the energy modelling is available in the methodology notes which are available on the SHCS website: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads

35 SHCS Methodology Notes 2014 available at www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014

36 Scottish Fuel Poverty Statement 2002, http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/46951/0031675.pdf

37 Scottish Government's Fuel Poverty Policy, http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/warmhomes/fuelpoverty

38 http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/108916.aspx

39 Vulnerable households are those where at least one resident is aged 60 or over, or suffers long term sickness or disability.

40 SHCS - Methodology Notes 2014 available at www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014

41 Eligible households receive a £140 discount on their electricity bills: https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme. Households qualify if they receive the guarantee credit element of pension credit (core group) or they are on a low income and meet their energy supplier’s criteria (broader group).

42 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-electricity-rebate

43 Allowing for the impact of the new fuel price methodology which contributes to the slower rate of growth in the estimated level of fuel poverty between 2012 and 2013 shown in Figure 20.

44 There are several discontinuities in the methodology for estimating fuel poverty reflected in Figure 20 which may affect this comparison: the underlying energy model changed in 2010 and 2014, and the method of sourcing price information changed from 2013.

45 BEIS Quarterly Energy Prices, Table 2.1.3, https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/monthly-domestic-energy-price-stastics

46 The sequence of steps in this method affects the size of the estimated impact. Where factors operate in the same direction any potential joined effect will be attributed to those assessed first. For the 2017 analysis, the impact of fuel prices were assessed first because of the smaller uncertainty in assigning 2017 prices to 2016 data, compared to updating 2016 income.

47 Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2014/17. Note, in this release the data were presented as a three year rolling average for the first time. However, single year data relating to 2016/17 were also provided.

48 HBAI Quality and Methodology Information Report.

49 For more information see letter and notes at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2004/02/18860/32772

50 Full guidance available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/16342/shqs

51 There is an exception to this principle with respect to 14 secondary building elements where failure on at least two is required for a building to be considered not meeting the standard overall. The full guidance is available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/16342/shqs

52 https://www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/publications/national-report-scottish-social-housing-charter-headline-findings-20172018

53 Housing (Overcrowding) Bill 2003, section 2: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmbills/046/2003046.pdf

54 Scottish Household Survey Website: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002

55 NRS: Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2017, https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/household-estimates/2017/house-est-17-publication.pdf

56 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationAnnual

57 BRE, “The Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings”: http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2009/SAP-2009_9-90.pdf

58 BRE, “The Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings, 2012 Edition”, Table 12: http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2012/SAP-2012_9-92.pdf

59 For more details see SHCS Methodology Notes 2014 www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014

60 SHCS - Methodology Notes 2013 available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/MethodologyNotes2013

61 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-people-annual-report-results-2017-scottish-household-survey/pages/15/

62 More details can be found at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification

63 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationQuestionnaire , question ht14

64 Change Works: Guide to insulating Hard to Treat Cavities (HTTC) http://www.changeworks.org.uk/sites/default/files/Guide_to_Insulating_Hard_to_Treat_Cavities_2014.pdf

65 DECC: Review of number of cavity walls in Great Britain https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/48433/5620-review-of-the-number-of-cavity-walls-in-great-brit.pdf ,

66 This element has been incorrectly described in all previous SHCS reports as ‘party walls’

67 Housing (Overcrowding) Bill 2003, section 2: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmbills/046/2003046.pdf Retrieved: 19/11/15

68 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/229364/factsheet-hbsssc1.pdf Retrieved: 19/11/15

69 A full definition and description of Local Authority duties as regards the Tolerable Standard can be found at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2009/03/25154751/3 Retrieved: 19/11/15

70 These amendments are published at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2006/1/section/11 Retrieved: 19/11/15

71 Full time series are provided at http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0044/00445920.xlsx Retrieved: 19/11/15

72 For more information see letter and notes at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2004/02/18860/32772

73 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/16342/shqs

74 A summary list of elements by higher level criteria is available here: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/1125/0114870.pdf Retrieved: 19/11/15

75 This relates to the SAP and NHER thresholds for element 35 and the thickness of hot water tank insulation for element 33.