Publication - Statistics

Scottish House Condition Survey: Local Authority Analysis 2017-2019

Published: 23 Feb 2021
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781800046894

Local Authority figures for 2017-2019, including fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, the condition of housing and the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

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Scottish House Condition Survey: Local Authority Analysis 2017-2019
Heating and Insulation

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Heating and Insulation

Installing or upgrading insulation is one of the most effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of a building. On average across 2017-2019, 59% of walls (of all types) were insulated[1] in Scotland although this ranged from 46% in Aberdeen City and Moray to 77% in Clackmannanshire (Figure 1). 14% of dwellings in East Dunbartonshire had less than 100mm of loft insulation compared to 6% on average and just 1% in Stirling, Falkirk and the Shetland Islands (Figure 2).

The heating system is another key factor in the thermal efficiency of a dwelling. Almost all households in Scotland (96%) have a full central heating system. However, this rate is lower for Shetland Islands (80%), Orkney Islands (86%), Na h-Eileanan Siar (88%), Highland (89%), Perth and Kinross (91%), Dundee City (91%) and Argyll and Bute (92%).

Figure 1: Percent dwellings with insulated cavity or solid walls by local authority, compared to Scotland average. SHCS 2017-2019.
Chart showing percent of dwellings with insulated cavity or solid walls by local authority, compared to Scotland, averaged over 2017 to 2019

Note: In this chart, the proportion of dwellings with insulated walls for Scotland as a whole is a three-year average. This is different to the proportion published in the main SHCS Key Findings report, which is an annual figure.

Figure 2: Percent dwellings with less than 100mm loft insulation (where possible) by local authority, compared to Scotland average. SHCS 2017-2019.
Chart showing percent of dwellings with less than 100mm loft insulation (where possible) by local authority, compared to Scotland, averaged over 2017 to 2019

Note: In this chart, the proportion of dwellings with less than 100mm loft insulation for Scotland as a whole is a three-year average. This is different to the proportion published in the main SHCS Key Findings report, which is an annual figure.


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