Publication - Statistics

Scottish house condition survey: 2018 key findings

Published: 21 Jan 2020
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing, Statistics
ISBN:
9781839604751

Figures from the 2018 survey, including updated fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, the condition of housing and the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

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Scottish house condition survey: 2018 key findings
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Footnotes

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

2 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2019/10/contents/enacted

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

4 2013 SHCS Key Findings: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/6903 and Methodology Notes: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/MethodologyNotes2013

5 2014 SHCS Key Findings: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/12/8460 and Methodology Notes: www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014

6 https://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2012/RdSAP-9.93/RdSAP_2012_9.93.pdf

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

8 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2019/10/contents/enacted

9 https://www.gov.scot/publications/latest-estimates-fuel-poverty-extreme-fuel-poverty-under-proposed-new-definition-following-stage-2-fuel-poverty-targets-definition-strategy-scotland-bill/

10 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 7.11.4 of this report and in SHCS Methodology Notes available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads

11 Available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-household-survey-key-findings-2018/

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

13 Scottish Household Survey publications: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationAnnual

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

15 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

16 See Chapter 4 on Fuel Poverty.

17CERT-Summary-Report-Q19-by-English-Regions-Scotland-Wales, HEED dB, Nov 2014. Access available through Energy Saving Trust.

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

19 Dwellings without loft spaces are excluded.

20 Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built.

21CERT-Summary-Report-Q19-by-English-Regions-Scotland-Wales, HEED dB, Nov 2014. Access available through Energy Saving Trust.

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

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

24 Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built.

25 Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built

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

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

28 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.

29 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.

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

31 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

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

33 https://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2012/RdSAP-9.93/RdSAP_2012_9.93.pdf

34 www.bre.co.uk/sap2012

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

36 Local and Regional CO2 Emissions Estimates, BEIS: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-local-authority-and-regional-carbon-dioxide-emissions-national-statistics-2005-to-2017

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

38 RPP3 available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-governments-climate-change-plan-third-report-proposals-policies-2018/pages/17/

39 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-governments-climate-change-plan-third-report-proposals-policies-2018-9781788516488/pages/16/

40 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

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

42 The standard heating regime is: 21°C in the living room (zone 1) and 18°C in other rooms (zone 2) for 9 hours a day during the week and 16 hours a day during the weekend.

43 https://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2012/RdSAP-9.93/RdSAP_2012_9.93.pdf

44 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2019/10/contents/enacted

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

46 https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/108916.aspx

47 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2019/10/contents/enacted

48 https://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/crsp/mis/

49 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2019/10/contents/enacted

50 https://www.gov.scot/publications/latest-estimates-fuel-poverty-extreme-fuel-poverty-under-proposed-new-definition-following-stage-2-fuel-poverty-targets-definition-strategy-scotland-bill/

51 The uplifts that were applied to the MIS for households in RRRSTI areas were estimates, based on the approach taken by the 2017 Scottish Fuel Poverty Definition Review Panel which used average data from the MIS for remote rural Scotland published by Highlands and Island Enterprise in 2013. For working age single or couple households the uplift is 15%, for pensioner single or couple households it is 19% and for family households it is 27.5%.

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

53 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).

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

55 CPI Index, 2015 = 100: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/timeseries/d7bt/mm23

56 See the 2017 Key Findings publication for analysis of longer time trends between 2003/04-2017: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-house-condition-survey-2017-key-findings/

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

58 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.

59 https://www.gov.scot/publications/poverty-income-inequality-scotland-2015-18/ Note, in this release the data were presented as a three year rolling average. However, single year data relating to 2017/18 were also provided.

60 From 2018, total households income data is collected. However in order to produce comparable fuel poverty statistics for 2018 to those in the Fuel poverty and extreme fuel poverty: estimates report only the income of the HIH/spouse was used in this publication.

61 HBAI Quality and Methodology Information Report.

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

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

64 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

65 https://www.housingregulator.gov.scot/landlord-performance/national-reports/national-reports-on-the-scottish-social-housing-charter/national-report-on-the-scottish-social-housing-charter-201819

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

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

68 NRS: Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2018, https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/nrs-visual/he-18/house-est-18-info.pdf

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

70 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

71 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

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

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

74 https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationAnnual

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

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

77 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

78 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 ,

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

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

81 The SHS collects data on gender and not sex therefore the number of bedrooms required are allocated based on self-reported gender. In addition, from 2018 onwards the question on gender was non-binary and included two additional responses: ‘Identified in another way’ and ‘Refused’. Please see Annex 2 of the Scottish Household Survey Annual Report 2018 for further details: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-people-annual-report-results-2018-scottish-household-survey/pages/15/

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

83 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

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

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

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

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

88 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

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

90 https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/scottish-house-condition-survey/


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