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Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2017

Published: 2 Apr 2019

Official statistics publication on equality groups across a range of measures from harmonised questions in the major Scottish Government population surveys.

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Contents
Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2017
5 Indicator Tables

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5 Indicator Tables

5.1 General Health

Table 7: Self-assessed general health “Good” or “Very good”, SSCQ 2017; changes since 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 73.9 ± 0.8 0.5 0.1
Age 16-24 83.8 ± 2.4 -2.3 -4.0
25-34 84.4 ± 1.6 1.7 -0.8
35-44 80.4 ± 1.8 0.1 0.0
45-54 75.2 ± 1.8 2.3 1.6
55-64 68.9 ± 1.8 2.2 1.9
65-74 63.1 ± 1.9 0.0 3.2
75+ 52.8 ± 2.2 -1.2 3.6
Gender Men 75.3 ± 1.1 1.9 0.9
Women 72.5 ± 1.0 -0.7 -0.6
Disability Limiting Condition 28.9 ± 1.5 -0.5 1.0
No limiting condition 88.2 ± 0.7 0.4 -0.1
Ethnicity White: Scottish 72.0 ± 0.9 0.5 -0.6
White: Other British 77.1 ± 1.9 -0.1 3.0
White: Polish 86.1 ± 5.6 -2.3 -4.2
White: Other* 84.3 ± 3.0 0.8 2.0
Asian** 79.8 ± 4.9 -0.6 -1.2
All other ethnic groups*** 86.6 ± 4.2 5.1 -3.9
Religion None 76.5 ± 1.1 0.7 -0.6
Church of Scotland 69.3 ± 1.5 0.4 -0.7
Roman Catholic 71.8 ± 2.0 -0.1 -0.5
Other Christian 76.3 ± 2.5 -0.5 1.7
Muslim 78.2 ± 7.0 7.2 0.8
Other 70.3 ± 5.0 -0.1 -4.4
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 74.1 ± 0.8 0.4 0.2
LGB & Other 75.9 ± 4.8 5.7 3.3
SIMD 1=Most deprived 62.7 ± 1.9 0.5 1.3
2 67.3 ± 1.8 -1.1 -2.0
3 75.6 ± 1.6 0.9 0.1
4 79.8 ± 1.5 1.9 1.1
5=Least deprived 82.8 ± 1.4 -0.1 -0.5
Country of Birth Scotland 72.2 ± 0.9 0.7 -0.7
Rest of UK 76.8 ± 2.1 -0.6 3.0
Rest of EU 85.6 ± 2.6 -0.8 0.0
Rest of World 81.7 ± 3.4 -0.1 -0.7

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults reporting good/very good health.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults reporting good/very good health.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.2 Limiting long-term health conditions

Table 8: Limiting long-term health conditions, SSCQ 2017; changes since 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 23.7 ± 0.7 -0.6 -0.3
Age 16-24 13.6 ± 2.1 -0.5 5.0
25-34 12.3 ± 1.4 -0.5 0.4
35-44 15.3 ± 1.6 -1.1 -0.8
45-54 21.9 ± 1.7 -1.4 -0.4
55-64 29.1 ± 1.8 0.7 -2.0
65-74 36.1 ± 2.0 -0.2 -3.5
75+ 47.0 ± 2.2 -2.1 -7.1
Gender Men 21.1 ± 1.0 -1.5 -1.3
Women 26.0 ± 1.0 0.2 0.6
Ethnicity White: Scottish 25.1 ± 0.9 -1.0 -0.2
White: Other British 24.3 ± 2.0 0.7 0.5
White: Polish 10.6 ± 4.2 3.6 2.4
White: Other* 14.2 ± 2.8 1.8 -0.8
Asian** 12.3 ± 3.8 2.0 1.5
All other ethnic groups*** 13.1 ± 4.7 -1.9 1.9
Religion None 20.0 ± 1.0 -1.0 1.0
Church of Scotland 30.4 ± 1.5 -0.3 0.6
Roman Catholic 24.1 ± 1.9 -2.1 -2.0
Other Christian 26.1 ± 2.6 3.9 2.1
Muslim 14.1 ± 5.9 -3.6 2.4
Other 27.6 ± 4.8 2.7 4.7
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 23.2 ± 0.7 -0.7 -0.5
LGB & Other 26.0 ± 5.1 -2.9 0.8
SIMD 1=Most deprived 31.7 ± 1.9 -1.5 -2.5
2 28.3 ± 1.7 -0.4 0.8
3 22.6 ± 1.5 -0.6 0.1
4 19.0 ± 1.4 -1.4 -0.7
5=Least deprived 17.6 ± 1.4 1.1 1.4
Country of Birth Scotland 25.0 ± 0.9 -0.9 0.5
Rest of UK 23.5 ± 2.0 0.2 0.0
Rest of EU 11.5 ± 2.4 2.0 -1.1
Rest of World 15.1 ± 2.8 2.5 1.8

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults with a limiting long-term condition

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults with a limiting long-term condition.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.3 Smoking

Table 9: Smoking prevalence, SSCQ 2017; changes from 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 17.9 ± 0.7 -1.6 -5.8
Age 16-24 16.8 ± 2.3 -1.9 -6.8
25-34 22.1 ± 1.9 -1.0 -6.3
35-44 19.5 ± 1.7 -4.6 -9.9
45-54 20.0 ± 1.6 -3.5 -6.6
55-64 20.4 ± 1.6 0.3 -3.8
65-74 13.5 ± 1.3 -0.8 -4.4
75+ 8.5 ± 1.2 1.6 0.8
Gender Men 19.6 ± 1.0 -1.8 -5.8
Women 16.4 ± 0.9 -1.4 -5.8
Disability Limiting Condition 25.2 ± 1.4 -1.0 -4.7
No limiting condition 15.7 ± 0.7 -1.7 -6.1
Ethnicity White: Scottish 18.9 ± 0.8 -1.5 -6.0
White: Other British 13.6 ± 1.7 -1.2 -5.2
White: Polish 27.1 ± 5.8 -1.8 -8.1
White: Other* 17.0 ± 3.1 -4.2 -6.7
Asian** 7.3 ± 3.0 -3.8 -3.4
All other ethnic groups*** 14.7 ± 4.7 -1.4 1.3
Religion None 19.7 ± 1.0 -2.8 -7.9
Church of Scotland 15.5 ± 1.2 0.4 -4.1
Roman Catholic 20.5 ± 1.9 -1.6 -6.5
Other Christian 10.9 ± 1.8 -1.4 -4.9
Muslim 10.0 ± 4.6 -6.7 -4.4
Other 19.8 ± 4.7 0.8 -5.6
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 17.7 ± 0.7 -1.5 -6.0
LGB & Other 22.8 ± 4.8 -6.4 -11.5
SIMD 1=Most deprived 30.4 ± 1.9 -1.9 -8.1
2 22.8 ± 1.7 -2.0 -5.9
3 17.5 ± 1.5 -0.2 -5.7
4 11.9 ± 1.2 -2.5 -5.6
5=Least deprived 8.5 ± 1.1 -1.0 -2.9
Country of Birth Scotland 18.8 ± 0.8 -1.4 -5.9
Rest of UK 13.6 ± 1.8 -1.7 -6.1
Rest of EU 22.0 ± 3.1 -2.5 -6.2
Rest of World 9.3 ± 2.2 -5.0 -5.4

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults who reported to currently smoke.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults who reported to currently smoke.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.4 Mental Wellbeing

Table 10: Average SWEMWBS score, SSCQ 2017; changes since 2016 and 2014

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2014
Scotland All 24.2 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Age 16-24 24.0 ± 0.3 -0.4 -0.5
25-34 24.3 ± 0.2 -0.2 -0.6
35-44 24.1 ± 0.2 -0.1 -0.2
45-54 24.0 ± 0.2 0.0 -0.3
55-64 24.4 ± 0.2 0.2 0.0
65-74 24.7 ± 0.2 0.0 -0.1
75+ 24.2 ± 0.2 -0.1 0.2
Gender Men 24.3 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Women 24.2 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Disability Limiting Condition 22.2 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
No limiting condition 24.9 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.3
Ethnicity White: Scottish 24.2 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
White: Other British 24.3 ± 0.2 -0.2 -0.4
White: Polish 24.6 ± 0.6 0.0 -0.4
White: Other* 24.8 ± 0.3 0.0 -0.3
Asian** 24.3 ± 0.5 -0.2 -0.4
All other ethnic groups*** 24.8 ± 0.6 0.4 -0.8
Religion None 24.1 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.3
Church of Scotland 24.4 ± 0.1 -0.2 -0.1
Roman Catholic 24.4 ± 0.2 0.1 -0.2
Other Christian 24.7 ± 0.3 0.1 0.2
Muslim 24.0 ± 0.7 -0.3 -0.6
Other 24.0 ± 0.5 -0.1 -0.5
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 24.3 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
LGB & Other 23.3 ± 0.5 -0.2 0.2
SIMD 1=Most deprived 23.5 ± 0.1 0.0 -0.1
2 23.8 ± 0.2 -0.3 -0.5
3 24.4 ± 0.2 -0.1 -0.4
4 24.7 ± 0.2 0.0 -0.2
5=Least deprived 24.7 ± 0.2 -0.1 -0.1
Country of Birth Scotland 24.2 ± 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Rest of UK 24.3 ± 0.2 0.0 -0.4
Rest of EU 24.7 ± 0.3 -0.1 -0.7
Rest of World 24.7 ± 0.4 0.2 -0.3

↑ a significant increase in mental wellbeing.

↓ a significant decrease in mental wellbeing.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.5 Provision of unpaid care

Table 11: Provision of unpaid care, SSCQ 2017; changes since 2016 and 2014

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 17.4 ± 0.7 0.4 -0.5
Age 16-24 12.3 ± 2.3 0.6 4.1
25-34 12.9 ± 1.6 1.0 0.0
35-44 16.0 ± 1.7 -0.3 -2.1
45-54 23.4 ± 1.8 0.8 -1.9
55-64 23.5 ± 1.7 -0.1 -1.3
65-74 18.5 ± 1.6 1.0 -2.0
75+ 12.1 ± 1.5 -0.5 0.4
Gender Men 14.4 ± 0.9 0.5 -1.3
Women 20.2 ± 1.0 0.4 0.3
Disability Limiting Condition 18.6 ± 1.3 -0.4 0.2
No limiting condition 17.1 ± 0.8 0.7 -0.6
Ethnicity White: Scottish 18.8 ± 0.8 0.7 -0.2
White: Other British 16.3 ± 1.8 -0.6 -0.7
White: Polish 9.2 ± 5.3 3.9 3.2
White: Other* 6.6 ± 2.2 -2.9 -5.5
Asian** 11.6 ± 4.4 1.7 1.6
All other ethnic groups*** 10.6 ± 4.7 1.6 2.1
Religion None 16.2 ± 1.0 0.5 0.5
Church of Scotland 20.1 ± 1.3 0.9 -0.6
Roman Catholic 17.2 ± 1.8 0.0 -1.5
Other Christian 17.2 ± 2.3 -1.2 -1.9
Muslim 15.6 ± 7.0 5.3 1.6
Other 17.5 ± 4.5 0.7 0.8
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 17.5 ± 0.7 0.4 -0.5
LGB & Other 20.4 ± 5.0 2.7 -0.7
SIMD 1=Most deprived 19.0 ± 1.6 1.3 1.4
2 17.2 ± 1.6 -0.3 -1.5
3 16.4 ± 1.4 0.1 -1.1
4 17.1 ± 1.4 0.9 -0.6
5=Least deprived 17.4 ± 1.6 0.2 -0.4
Country of Birth Scotland 18.9 ± 0.8 0.8 -0.1
Rest of UK 15.1 ± 1.8 -1.3 -2.0
Rest of EU 6.9 ± 2.0 -0.3 -1.8
Rest of World 11.4 ± 3.2 1.4 1.1

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults providing unpaid care.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults providing unpaid care.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.6 Perception of crime in local area

Table 12: Crime in local area has fallen or stayed the same in the past two years, SSCQ 2017; changes from 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 75.2 ± 0.8 -2.3 -0.6
Age 16-24 76.0 ± 3.5 -3.7 -0.6
25-34 75.4 ± 2.4 -1.8 -0.3
35-44 73.9 ± 2.2 -2.1 -0.9
45-54 72.7 ± 2.1 -3.5 -2.0
55-64 76.4 ± 1.8 -1.2 -0.1
65-74 76.5 ± 1.8 -1.6 -0.5
75+ 77.0 ± 1.9 -2.5 0.8
Gender Men 78.4 ± 1.2 -1.2 0.6
Women 72.4 ± 1.2 -3.3 -1.6
Disability Limiting Condition 71.9 ± 1.6 -3.7 -0.1
No limiting condition 76.3 ± 1.0 -1.9 -0.9
Ethnicity White: Scottish 74.9 ± 0.9 -2.5 -0.3
White: Other British 78.3 ± 2.2 -1.1 -0.8
White: Polish 74.0 ± 7.5 2.5 -6.8
White: Other* 75.9 ± 4.5 -4.2 -4.7
Asian** 70.4 ± 7.5 -3.0 -7.2
All other ethnic groups*** 75.2 ± 7.5 -2.0 7.9
Religion None 75.6 ± 1.2 -2.2 -0.4
Church of Scotland 75.5 ± 1.5 -2.4 -0.6
Roman Catholic 74.0 ± 2.3 -2.1 0.8
Other Christian 76.2 ± 2.9 -3.1 -3.6
Muslim 68.5 ± 10.3 -7.8 -7.8
Other 73.6 ± 5.9 0.9 0.5
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 75.2 ± 0.9 -2.5 -0.6
LGB & Other 74.4 ± 6.0 1.1 -4.5
SIMD 1=Most deprived 72.1 ± 2.0 -3.2 2.8
2 71.7 ± 2.0 -4.8 -0.5
3 75.4 ± 1.9 -2.0 -0.6
4 80.0 ± 1.7 0.1 0.5
5=Least deprived 76.5 ± 1.9 -2.0 -4.9
Country of Birth Scotland 74.9 ± 0.9 -2.3 -0.6
Rest of UK 78.0 ± 2.3 -1.6 -1.6
Rest of EU 74.7 ± 4.3 -2.2 -3.1
Rest of World 74.8 ± 4.7 -3.9 -2.1

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults reporting that crime has stayed the same or decreased in their local area in the past two years.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults reporting that crime has stayed the same or decreased in their local area in the past two years.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.7 Confidence in the police to prevent crime (A) 

Table 13: Very or fairly confident in the police to prevent crime, SSCQ 2017; changes from 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 55.8 ± 0.9 -1.7 -1.4
Age 16-24 63.7 ± 3.4 -2.3 -0.2
25-34 59.1 ± 2.3 -3.4 1.5
35-44 57.8 ± 2.3 0.8 0.7
45-54 51.7 ± 2.2 -3.0 -2.6
55-64 52.6 ± 2.1 0.8 -2.3
65-74 52.1 ± 2.0 -1.8 -3.4
75+ 53.6 ± 2.3 -3.4 -4.0
Gender Men 55.5 ± 1.4 -1.7 -1.4
Women 56.0 ± 1.2 -1.7 -1.5
Disability Limiting Condition 51.1 ± 1.8 -1.8 -1.3
No limiting condition 57.3 ± 1.1 -1.7 -1.2
Ethnicity White: Scottish 54.9 ± 1.1 -1.9 -1.2
White: Other British 56.4 ± 2.5 -1.6 -3.1
White: Polish 52.3 ± 7.7 -11.6 -12.2
White: Other* 59.0 ± 4.6 -0.3 1.1
Asian** 67.9 ± 6.0 4.5 2.8
All other ethnic groups*** 66.8 ± 6.7 0.9 2.8
Religion None 56.3 ± 1.4 -1.4 0.0
Church of Scotland 53.6 ± 1.7 -3.2 -4.4
Roman Catholic 54.9 ± 2.5 -1.3 -0.9
Other Christian 58.2 ± 3.1 -2.3 0.7
Muslim 62.5 ± 8.1 0.7 -1.0
Other 61.3 ± 5.9 1.0 -0.6
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 55.6 ± 1.0 -1.9 -1.5
LGB & Other 59.2 ± 6.2 3.9 2.0
SIMD 1=Most deprived 52.2 ± 2.1 -0.4 1.5
2 52.8 ± 2.1 -2.4 -3.3
3 56.9 ± 2.0 -2.6 -1.2
4 56.5 ± 2.0 -2.0 -1.5
5=Least deprived 60.0 ± 2.1 -1.4 -2.9
Country of Birth Scotland 54.8 ± 1.0 -1.6 -1.8
Rest of UK 57.5 ± 2.7 -1.5 -2.1
Rest of EU 57.5 ± 4.2 -4.6 -4.4
Rest of World 65.0 ± 4.4 -2.7 0.5

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.8 Confidence in the police to respond quickly to calls and information from the public (B) 

Table 14: Very or fairly confident in the police to respond quickly to calls, SSCQ 2017; changes from 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 64.9 ± 0.9 -1.1 -0.7
Age 16-24 72.1 ± 3.2 -3.4 1.8
25-34 70.5 ± 2.2 -1.5 0.9
35-44 68.7 ± 2.2 -0.4 0.6
45-54 60.7 ± 2.2 -0.6 -1.7
55-64 61.6 ± 2.0 2.3 -0.2
65-74 57.1 ± 2.0 -3.3 -4.1
75+ 62.8 ± 2.2 -1.9 -1.5
Gender Men 63.3 ± 1.3 -1.5 -0.9
Women 66.3 ± 1.2 -0.8 -0.4
Disability Limiting Condition 59.8 ± 1.7 -1.6 -1.5
No limiting condition 66.6 ± 1.0 -0.9 0.0
Ethnicity White: Scottish 64.0 ± 1.0 -1.4 -0.5
White: Other British 67.4 ± 2.4 0.6 -0.5
White: Polish 62.8 ± 7.7 -8.5 -7.9
White: Other* 69.1 ± 4.4 -1.2 -3.4
Asian** 71.2 ± 6.0 -2.9 1.1
All other ethnic groups*** 70.7 ± 6.5 5.1 6.1
Religion None 65.8 ± 1.3 -1.2 0.2
Church of Scotland 62.3 ± 1.7 0.1 -1.9
Roman Catholic 64.4 ± 2.4 -2.1 -0.3
Other Christian 66.6 ± 3.0 -2.7 -1.5
Muslim 69.9 ± 7.9 -0.5 -0.7
Other 64.7 ± 5.9 -4.6 -7.4
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 64.7 ± 0.9 -1.1 -0.7
LGB & Other 69.0 ± 5.7 -0.5 1.9
SIMD 1=Most deprived 62.5 ± 2.1 -1.3 2.4
2 64.1 ± 2.0 0.2 -1.5
3 65.5 ± 1.9 -0.4 -1.0
4 64.5 ± 1.9 -2.3 -2.0
5=Least deprived 67.6 ± 1.9 -2.1 -1.4
Country of Birth Scotland 63.8 ± 1.0 -1.2 -0.9
Rest of UK 68.2 ± 2.5 -0.1 1.2
Rest of EU 68.5 ± 3.9 -3.2 -4.1
Rest of World 70.9 ± 4.4 -1.2 -0.3

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.9 Confidence in the police to deal with incidents as they occur (C) 

Table 15: Very or fairly confident in the police to deal with incidents as they occur, SSCQ 2017; changes from 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 66.6 ± 0.9 -1.3 -1.6
Age 16-24 72.7 ± 3.1 -2.8 1.5
25-34 70.4 ± 2.2 -2.7 0.6
35-44 69.8 ± 2.1 -0.7 -1.7
45-54 63.7 ± 2.1 -1.7 -2.5
55-64 63.8 ± 2.0 2.6 -1.7
65-74 59.8 ± 2.0 -3.6 -5.4
75+ 66.1 ± 2.1 0.5 -1.5
Gender Men 65.3 ± 1.3 -2.6 -2.5
Women 67.8 ± 1.1 0.0 -0.8
Disability Limiting Condition 62.4 ± 1.7 -0.8 -0.8
No limiting condition 68.1 ± 1.0 -1.4 -1.6
Ethnicity White: Scottish 65.8 ± 1.0 -1.4 -1.8
White: Other British 68.7 ± 2.3 0.1 -1.7
White: Polish 62.0 ± 7.8 -12.9 -5.4
White: Other* 69.9 ± 4.3 -0.3 -0.8
Asian** 75.9 ± 5.7 1.8 7.4
All other ethnic groups*** 70.1 ± 6.5 0.2 0.3
Religion None 67.0 ± 1.3 -1.8 -1.3
Church of Scotland 65.4 ± 1.6 -0.5 -2.6
Roman Catholic 65.3 ± 2.4 -1.2 -0.4
Other Christian 69.1 ± 2.9 -2.1 -2.1
Muslim 69.2 ± 8.0 0.0 -2.6
Other 69.6 ± 5.4 0.9 -4.1
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 66.4 ± 0.9 -1.4 -1.8
LGB & Other 72.6 ± 5.4 2.2 3.7
SIMD 1=Most deprived 63.3 ± 2.1 -2.4 0.3
2 66.1 ± 2.0 0.6 -0.8
3 67.2 ± 1.9 -0.2 -2.2
4 67.4 ± 1.9 -1.2 -2.2
5=Least deprived 68.9 ± 1.9 -3.1 -3.3
Country of Birth Scotland 65.7 ± 1.0 -1.3 -2.2
Rest of UK 70.8 ± 2.3 1.0 1.0
Rest of EU 68.3 ± 4.0 -4.4 -1.6
Rest of World 70.5 ± 4.3 -3.1 -0.6

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.10 Confidence in the police to investigate incidents after they occur (D) 

Table 16: Very or fairly confident in the police to investigate incidents after they occur, SSCQ 2017; changes from 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 69.2 ± 0.9 -1.6 -1.0
Age 16-24 71.6 ± 3.2 -5.9 -0.5
25-34 71.0 ± 2.1 -1.7 0.9
35-44 71.8 ± 2.1 -0.9 -1.1
45-54 68.5 ± 2.0 -1.9 -2.3
55-64 69.3 ± 1.9 2.3 1.1
65-74 63.2 ± 2.0 -3.2 -3.3
75+ 68.0 ± 2.1 -0.1 -1.0
Gender Men 68.1 ± 1.3 -1.7 -1.4
Women 70.2 ± 1.1 -1.5 -0.5
Disability Limiting Condition 64.8 ± 1.7 -1.2 -0.7
No limiting condition 70.7 ± 1.0 -1.7 -0.8
Ethnicity White: Scottish 68.7 ± 1.0 -2.4 -1.2
White: Other British 72.1 ± 2.2 2.2 1.2
White: Polish 57.2 ± 7.8 -11.6 -12.9
White: Other* 73.1 ± 4.1 2.8 1.8
Asian** 73.7 ± 5.7 1.2 3.2
All other ethnic groups*** 70.6 ± 6.6 1.3 2.4
Religion None 69.4 ± 1.3 -1.4 -0.1
Church of Scotland 69.4 ± 1.6 -1.3 -1.6
Roman Catholic 67.2 ± 2.4 -2.8 -0.5
Other Christian 71.2 ± 2.9 -2.3 -1.5
Muslim 70.8 ± 7.5 0.7 1.3
Other 68.9 ± 5.6 -4.7 -5.8
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 69.1 ± 0.9 -1.7 -1.1
LGB & Other 72.8 ± 5.5 0.3 4.6
SIMD 1=Most deprived 65.6 ± 2.0 -1.7 0.7
2 68.1 ± 1.9 -0.7 -1.4
3 70.1 ± 1.9 -2.1 -1.3
4 69.8 ± 1.9 -2.2 -0.3
5=Least deprived 72.2 ± 1.8 -1.5 -2.7
Country of Birth Scotland 68.8 ± 1.0 -1.9 -1.3
Rest of UK 72.3 ± 2.3 1.5 0.9
Rest of EU 68.3 ± 4.0 -1.1 -1.7
Rest of World 69.9 ± 4.3 -4.3 -2.1

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.11 Confidence in the police to solve crimes (E) 

Table 17: Very or fairly confident in the police to solve crimes, SSCQ 2017; changes from 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 63.6 ± 0.9 -1.0 1.5
Age 16-24 69.2 ± 3.3 -3.4 2.9
25-34 65.8 ± 2.2 -2.5 3.5
35-44 67.1 ± 2.2 2.3 2.9
45-54 61.8 ± 2.1 -1.4 0.2
55-64 61.5 ± 2.0 1.3 2.6
65-74 58.5 ± 2.0 -1.3 -0.9
75+ 60.4 ± 2.2 -1.9 -0.8
Gender Men 62.6 ± 1.3 -1.2 1.2
Women 64.6 ± 1.2 -0.7 1.7
Disability Limiting Condition 58.2 ± 1.7 -1.4 1.3
No limiting condition 65.4 ± 1.0 -0.8 1.9
Ethnicity White: Scottish 63.6 ± 1.0 -1.0 1.7
White: Other British 63.7 ± 2.5 -0.1 0.9
White: Polish 54.4 ± 7.7 -8.0 -2.4
White: Other* 65.5 ± 4.4 1.1 2.8
Asian** 68.1 ± 6.1 0.0 6.2
All other ethnic groups*** 65.0 ± 6.7 -1.7 1.4
Religion None 63.4 ± 1.3 -0.9 2.4
Church of Scotland 64.1 ± 1.6 -0.6 0.0
Roman Catholic 61.9 ± 2.4 -2.2 2.7
Other Christian 67.1 ± 2.9 -0.5 2.5
Muslim 65.1 ± 8.1 -2.9 2.0
Other 62.8 ± 5.9 -0.7 1.9
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 63.6 ± 0.9 -1.0 1.6
LGB & Other 66.1 ± 5.9 0.2 0.4
SIMD 1=Most deprived 60.6 ± 2.1 0.9 4.0
2 61.7 ± 2.0 -2.1 0.7
3 64.6 ± 2.0 -0.2 1.1
4 64.2 ± 1.9 -2.4 0.9
5=Least deprived 66.6 ± 1.9 -1.0 0.7
Country of Birth Scotland 63.4 ± 1.0 -0.8 1.2
Rest of UK 65.3 ± 2.6 1.3 2.1
Rest of EU 61.5 ± 4.1 -3.6 1.1
Rest of World 65.1 ± 4.4 -5.1 0.3

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

This table is not age-standardised.

5.12 Confidence in the police to catch criminals (F) 

Table 18: Very or fairly confident in the police to catch criminals, SSCQ 2017; changes from 2016 and 2012

2017 Change
grp% +/- from 2016 from 2012
Scotland All 61.5 ± 0.9 -0.8 1.4
Age 16-24 65.8 ± 3.4 -3.5 0.2
25-34 63.9 ± 2.3 -2.8 3.1
35-44 64.5 ± 2.2 0.5 3.3
45-54 59.9 ± 2.2 -1.2 0.9
55-64 59.6 ± 2.0 2.0 3.2
65-74 56.3 ± 2.0 -0.5 -2.1
75+ 59.9 ± 2.2 0.5 0.8
Gender Men 61.2 ± 1.4 -0.4 1.5
Women 61.8 ± 1.2 -1.1 1.3
Disability Limiting Condition 56.2 ± 1.7 -1.3 0.8
No limiting condition 63.2 ± 1.1 -0.6 1.8
Ethnicity White: Scottish 61.1 ± 1.0 -1.1 1.4
White: Other British 62.8 ± 2.4 0.6 1.5
White: Polish 50.2 ± 7.6 -14.0 -11.6
White: Other* 65.3 ± 4.5 2.5 6.8
Asian** 64.1 ± 6.3 1.9 3.6
All other ethnic groups*** 68.2 ± 6.5 4.6 6.1
Religion None 61.4 ± 1.3 -1.0 2.1
Church of Scotland 61.7 ± 1.7 0.1 0.5
Roman Catholic 60.7 ± 2.4 -1.9 2.6
Other Christian 63.2 ± 3.0 -1.3 -0.1
Muslim 60.8 ± 8.4 -3.2 1.6
Other 63.5 ± 5.9 1.5 3.1
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 61.5 ± 0.9 -0.8 1.5
LGB & Other 61.9 ± 6.1 -1.7 0.7
SIMD 1=Most deprived 57.3 ± 2.1 -1.8 2.8
2 60.0 ± 2.0 -1.1 0.8
3 63.5 ± 1.9 0.3 1.4
4 61.3 ± 2.0 -2.0 0.3
5=Least deprived 65.0 ± 2.0 0.5 1.4
Country of Birth Scotland 61.1 ± 1.0 -0.7 0.9
Rest of UK 63.9 ± 2.6 1.3 2.7
Rest of EU 59.7 ± 4.1 -4.4 -0.3
Rest of World 64.8 ± 4.4 -3.6 2.7

↑ a significant increase in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

↓ a significant decrease in the proportion of adults fairly or very confident in the police.

This table is not age-standardised.


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