Scottish house condition survey: 2019 key findings

Figures from the 2019 survey, including updated fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, the condition of housing and the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

This document is part of 2 collections

A National Statistics publication for Scotland

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The designation of the Scottish House Condition Survey as National Statistics was initially confirmed on 30 March 2010 following an assessment by the UK Statistics Authority and re-confirmed on the 16 October 2020 following a compliance check by the Office for Statistics Regulation.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;å
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods, and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

National Statistics status means that our statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value, and it is our responsibility to maintain compliance with these standards.

Changes to these statistics

Since the latest review by the Office for Statistics Regulation in October 2020 we have continued to comply with the Code of Practice for Statistics, and are working to implement improvements over the coming year which will enhance the quality and value of the statistics.

How to access background or source data

The data collected for this statistical publication:

☒ are available in more detail through

☐ are available via an alternative route

☒ may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors. Further information is available at Scottish House Condition Survey: data access

Correspondence and enquiries

For enquiries about this publication please contact:

Scottish House Condition Survey Team, Scottish Government,

Telephone: 0300 244 4000


Webpage: Scottish House Condition Survey

For general enquiries about Scottish Government statistics please contact:

Office of the Chief Statistician, Telephone: 0300 244 4000,


Complaints and suggestions

If you are not satisfied with our service or have any comments or suggestions, please write to:

The Chief Statistician, GR, St Andrews House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG, Telephone: 0300 244 4000, e-mail

If you would like to be consulted about statistical collections or receive notification of publications, please register your interest at Scottish household survey: user engagement

Details of forthcoming publications.



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