- 16 Jun 2020
The Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2018 indicators were published alongside the releases of the 2018 Scottish Health Survey, 2018 Scottish Household Survey and 2018/19 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. This latest release adds analytical tables for the indicator “Perception of Local Crime Rate” and provides some revisions to data previous published.
SSCQ provides reliable and detailed information on the composition, characteristics and attitudes of Scottish households and adults across a number of topic areas including equality characteristics, housing, employment and perceptions of health and crime.
The SSCQ gathers survey responses from identical questions in the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, the Scottish Health Survey and the Scottish Household Survey into one output. The pooling of Core Questions results in an annual sample of around 20,000 respondents, providing unprecedented precision of estimates at national level. This sample size enables the detailed and reliable analysis of key national estimates by ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age and sex, marital status, education level and economic activity, as well as tenure, car access and household type. SSCQ also enables a detailed sub-national analysis by local area, urban-rural classification and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
The Scottish Surveys Core Questions in 2018 covered:
- disability and long-term conditions
- provision of unpaid care
- perception of local crime rate
- satisfaction with local services
- highest qualification held
- economic activity
- household type
- housing tenure
- car access
- marital status
- sexual orientation
- self-assessed general health