Publication - Research and analysis

Social capital in Scotland: report

Report examining social connections within Scottish communities and what can be done to make these communities stronger and more inclusive.

67 page PDF

4.1 MB

67 page PDF

4.1 MB

Contents
Social capital in Scotland: report
9. Annex B – Further Tables

67 page PDF

4.1 MB

9. Annex B – Further Tables

Changes Across Social Capital Themes Since 2013

1. Social Networks

Fig 26. Social Networks overall theme changes, 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Fig 26. Social Networks overall theme changes, 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Table 1. Social networks trend data 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Social Networks
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% of people who agreed with statements:
Could rely on neighbour to help 90 89 90 90 88 86
Neighbours would keep an eye on home 91 90 90 90 87 85
Could turn to neighbours for advice 86 86 85 86 82 77
Would help neighbours 94 93 94 94 91 91
Meets socially at least once a week - - - - - 73
Felt lonely in the last week - - - - - 21

2. Community Cohesion

Fig 27. Community cohesion overall theme changes, 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Fig 27. Community cohesion overall theme changes, 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Table 2. Community cohesion trend data 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Community Cohesion
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% of people who agreed with statements:
Positive neighbourhood rating 94 94 95 95 95 95
Neighbourhood belonging 77 77 77 77 78 78
Neighbourhood safety 84 85 85 86 82 0
Neighbourhood trust - - - - - 78
Neighbourhood kindness - - - - - 83
Places to meet and socialise - - - - - 59
Welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people - - - - - 53
Diverse people get on well together (SOCIAL3) - - - - - 70

3. Social Participation

Fig 28. Community cohesion overall theme changes, 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Fig 28. Community cohesion overall theme changes, 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Table 3. Community cohesion trend data 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Social Participation
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% of people who volunteered n the last 12 months:
Formal volunteering 28 27 27 27 28 26
Informal volunteering - - - - - 36
Formal and/or informal volunteering - - - - - 48

Community Empowerment

Fig 29. Community empowerment overall theme changes, 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Table 4. Community cohesion trend data 2013-2018, (Scottish Household Survey 2013-2018)

Community Empowerment
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% of people who agreed:
I can influence local decisions' 22 23 24 23 23 20
People take action to improve the neighbourhood' 58

2. Breakdowns For Subgroups Of The Population

Table 1. Age category

Question Question code Age Category Scotland
Question code 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-59 60-74 75+ Scotland
Social Networks
Agrees that 'If I was alone and needed help, I could rely on someone in this neighbourhood to help me'. RB4DN 81 79 85 87 89 93 86
Agrees that 'If my home was empty, I could count on someone in this neighbourhood to keep an eye on my home.' RB4DN 78 77 85 88 90 94 85
Agrees that 'I feel I could turn to someone in this neighbourhood for advice or support.' RB4DN 72 68 77 78 83 86 77
Agrees that 'In an emergency, such as a flood, I would offer to help people in my neighbourhood who might not be able to cope well.' RB4DN 89 90 92 93 92 83 91
Meets socially with friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at least once a week. SOCIAL1 86 74 65 66 75 77 73
Felt lonely in the last week some/most/almost all/all of the time. SOCIAL2 24 24 19 21 18 25 21
Community Cohesion
Rates neighbourhood positively (very/fairly good) RB1 93 93 94 95 97 98 95
Feels a positive sense of neighbourhood belonging (very/fairly strong) COMMBEL 72 67 76 79 85 87 78
Feels safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. RA4AC 82 85 88 85 81 62 82
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where most people can be trusted' (2017) SOCIAL3 69 69 75 79 85 87 78
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people are kind to each other' SOCIAL3 79 78 84 83 85 87 83
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people from different backgrounds get on well together'. SOCIAL3 68 67 68 72 74 71 70
Agrees that 'There are places where people can meet up and socialise' SOCIAL3 57 58 58 59 61 60 59
Agrees that 'There are welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people'. SOCIAL3 52 53 53 50 54 55 53
Community Empowerment
Agrees that 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area'. RF10 19 20 21 21 20 20 20
Agres that 'This is a neighbourhood where local people take action to help improve the neighbourhood'. SOCIAL3 44 52 60 61 63 62 58
Social Participation
Formal and informal volunteering RF11A2018 and VOLVI1 47 45 56 50 50 34 48
Base size 2018 RF11A2018 and VOLVI6 680 1300 1370 2390 2540 1430 9700
Base size 2017 (for variable RA4AC) RF11A2018 and VOLVI5 650 1290 1400 2410 2590 1480 9810

Table 2. Gender

Question Question code Gender Scotland
Question code M F Scotland
Social Networks
Agrees that 'If I was alone and needed help, I could rely on someone in this neighbourhood to help me'. RB4DN 84 87 86
Agrees that 'If my home was empty, I could count on someone in this neighbourhood to keep an eye on my home.' RB4DN 84 87 85
Agrees that 'I feel I could turn to someone in this neighbourhood for advice or support.' RB4DN 75 79 77
Agrees that 'In an emergency, such as a flood, I would offer to help people in my neighbourhood who might not be able to cope well.' RB4DN 91 90 91
Meets socially with friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at least once a week. SOCIAL1 70 75 73
Felt lonely in the last week some/most/almost all/all of the time. SOCIAL2 19 24 21
Community Cohesion
Rates neighbourhood positively (very/fairly good) RB1 95 95 95
Feels a positive sense of neighbourhood belonging (very/fairly strong) COMMBEL 77 79 78
Feels safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. RA4AC 91 74 82
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where most people can be trusted' (2017) SOCIAL3 76 79 78
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people are kind to each other' SOCIAL3 81 84 83
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people from different backgrounds get on well together'. SOCIAL3 70 71 70
Agrees that 'There are places where people can meet up and socialise' SOCIAL3 59 59 59
Agrees that 'There are welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people'. SOCIAL3 53 53 53
Community Empowerment
Agrees that 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area'. RF10 20 20 20
Agres that 'This is a neighbourhood where local people take action to help improve the neighbourhood'. SOCIAL3 56 59 58
Social Participation
Formal and informal volunteering RF11A2018 and VOLVI1 46 50 48
Base size 2018 4320 5380 9700
Base size 2017 (for variable RA4AC) 4540 5270 9810

Table 3. Urban and rural location

Question Question code Urban-Rural Classification Scotland
Question code Large urban areas Other urban areas Accessible small towns Remote small towns Accessible rural Remote rural Scotland
Social Networks
Agrees that 'If I was alone and needed help, I could rely on someone in this neighbourhood to help me'. RB4DN 83 85 90 85 89 93 86
Agrees that 'If my home was empty, I could count on someone in this neighbourhood to keep an eye on my home.' RB4DN 81 85 91 89 92 93 85
Agrees that 'I feel I could turn to someone in this neighbourhood for advice or support.' RB4DN 75 75 80 76 84 86 77
Agrees that 'In an emergency, such as a flood, I would offer to help people in my neighbourhood who might not be able to cope well.' RB4DN 91 89 90 91 93 93 91
Meets socially with friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at least once a week. SOCIAL1 75 72 68 77 70 72 73
Felt lonely in the last week some/most/almost all/all of the time. SOCIAL2 21 23 22 26 15 19 21
Community Cohesion
Rates neighbourhood positively (very/fairly good) RB1 93 94 95 96 97 98 95
Feels a positive sense of neighbourhood belonging (very/fairly strong) COMMBEL 74 78 82 84 82 87 78
Feels safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. RA4AC 80 80 84 87 90 92 82
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where most people can be trusted' (2017) SOCIAL3 73 75 83 77 88 89 78
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people are kind to each other' SOCIAL3 79 81 86 80 90 89 83
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people from different backgrounds get on well together'. SOCIAL3 71 67 73 70 75 75 70
Agrees that 'There are places where people can meet up and socialise' SOCIAL3 62 51 67 61 62 66 59
Agrees that 'There are welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people'. SOCIAL3 55 46 59 56 57 63 53
Community Empowerment
Agrees that 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area'. RF10 21 19 21 23 19 21 20
Agres that 'This is a neighbourhood where local people take action to help improve the neighbourhood'. SOCIAL3 55 51 66 55 72 73 58
Social Participation
Formal and informal volunteering RF11A2018 and VOLVI1 45 48 51 48 53 52 48
Base size 2018 2970 3250 840 580 1030 1030 9700
Base size 2017 (for variable RA4AC) 2810 3530 880 570 1000 1030 9810

Table 4. Deprivation (Scottish Indices of Multiple Deprivation 20% vigntile)

Question Question code Most deprived to least deprived 20% (SIMD vignitiles 1=most deprived, 5=least deprived) Scotland
Question code 1 2 3 4 5 Scotland
Social Networks
Agrees that 'If I was alone and needed help, I could rely on someone in this neighbourhood to help me'. RB4DN 80 83 88 87 90 86
Agrees that 'If my home was empty, I could count on someone in this neighbourhood to keep an eye on my home.' RB4DN 79 82 86 89 90 85
Agrees that 'I feel I could turn to someone in this neighbourhood for advice or support.' RB4DN 72 74 78 80 80 77
Agrees that 'In an emergency, such as a flood, I would offer to help people in my neighbourhood who might not be able to cope well.' RB4DN 86 89 91 93 94 91
Meets socially with friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at least once a week. SOCIAL1 72 73 71 72 74 73
Felt lonely in the last week some/most/almost all/all of the time. SOCIAL2 28 24 22 18 15 21
Community Cohesion
Rates neighbourhood positively (very/fairly good) RB1 85 93 96 98 100 95
Feels a positive sense of neighbourhood belonging (very/fairly strong) COMMBEL 71 73 80 81 83 78
Feels safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. RA4AC 68 78 85 89 90 82
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where most people can be trusted' (2017) SOCIAL3 60 70 81 86 89 78
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people are kind to each other' SOCIAL3 74 77 85 87 89 83
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people from different backgrounds get on well together'. SOCIAL3 62 65 71 75 78 70
Agrees that 'There are places where people can meet up and socialise' SOCIAL3 50 55 59 64 66 59
Agrees that 'There are welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people'. SOCIAL3 45 48 54 58 59 53
Community Empowerment
Agrees that 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area'. RF10 18 18 21 21 22 20
Agres that 'This is a neighbourhood where local people take action to help improve the neighbourhood'. SOCIAL3 43 52 61 65 67 58
Social Participation
Formal and informal volunteering RF11A2018 and VOLVI1 41 46 48 51 53 48
Base size 2018 1840 1850 2140 2100 1770 9700
Base size 2017 (for variable RA4AC) 1820 1960 2140 2080 1810 9810

Table 5. Ethnicity

Question Question code Ethnicity Scotland
Question code White Minority Ethnic Scotland
Social Networks
Agrees that 'If I was alone and needed help, I could rely on someone in this neighbourhood to help me'. RB4DN 86 75 86
Agrees that 'If my home was empty, I could count on someone in this neighbourhood to keep an eye on my home.' RB4DN 86 67 85
Agrees that 'I feel I could turn to someone in this neighbourhood for advice or support.' RB4DN 77 67 77
Agrees that 'In an emergency, such as a flood, I would offer to help people in my neighbourhood who might not be able to cope well.' RB4DN 91 82 91
Meets socially with friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at least once a week. SOCIAL1 73 73 73
Felt lonely in the last week some/most/almost all/all of the time. SOCIAL2 21 23 21
Community Cohesion
Rates neighbourhood positively (very/fairly good) RB1 95 93 95
Feels a positive sense of neighbourhood belonging (very/fairly strong) COMMBEL 78 71 78
Feels safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. RA4AC 82 80 82
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where most people can be trusted' (2017) SOCIAL3 78 69 78
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people are kind to each other' SOCIAL3 83 82 83
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people from different backgrounds get on well together'. SOCIAL3 70 78 70
Agrees that 'There are places where people can meet up and socialise' SOCIAL3 59 68 59
Agrees that 'There are welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people'. SOCIAL3 52 64 53
Community Empowerment
Agrees that 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area'. RF10 20 21 20
Agres that 'This is a neighbourhood where local people take action to help improve the neighbourhood'. SOCIAL3 58 52 58
Social Participation
Formal and informal volunteering RF11A2018 and VOLVI1 48 43 48
Base size 2018 9410 290 9700
Base size 2017 (for variable RA4AC) 9490 310 9810
Table 6. Housing tenure
Question Question code Tenure Scotland
Question code Owner occupied Social rented Private rented Other Scotland
Social Networks
Agrees that 'If I was alone and needed help, I could rely on someone in this neighbourhood to help me'. RB4DN 90 80 72 86 86
Agrees that 'If my home was empty, I could count on someone in this neighbourhood to keep an eye on my home.' RB4DN 90 81 69 83 85
Agrees that 'I feel I could turn to someone in this neighbourhood for advice or support.' RB4DN 81 74 64 74 77
Agrees that 'In an emergency, such as a flood, I would offer to help people in my neighbourhood who might not be able to cope well.' RB4DN 94 84 87 85 91
Meets socially with friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at least once a week. SOCIAL1 72 71 75 81 73
Felt lonely in the last week some/most/almost all/all of the time. SOCIAL2 16 32 29 33 21
Community Cohesion
Rates neighbourhood positively (very/fairly good) RB1 97 87 93 93 95
Feels a positive sense of neighbourhood belonging (very/fairly strong) COMMBEL 84 72 60 70 78
Feels safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. RA4AC 86 69 84 81 82
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where most people can be trusted' (2017) SOCIAL3 85 61 65 77 78
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people are kind to each other' SOCIAL3 87 74 74 81 83
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people from different backgrounds get on well together'. SOCIAL3 73 63 67 64 70
Agrees that 'There are places where people can meet up and socialise' SOCIAL3 61 50 64 58 59
Agrees that 'There are welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people'. SOCIAL3 54 45 59 51 53
Community Empowerment
Agrees that 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area'. RF10 21 18 21 13 20
Agres that 'This is a neighbourhood where local people take action to help improve the neighbourhood'. SOCIAL3 64 47 46 54 58
Social Participation
Formal and informal volunteering RF11A2018 and VOLVI1 52 38 45 58 48
Base size 2018 6190 2250 1160 110 9700
Base size 2017 (for variable RA4AC) 6250 2170 1250 140 9810

Table 7. Disability

Question Question code Disability Scotland
Question code Yes No Scotland
Social Networks
Agrees that 'If I was alone and needed help, I could rely on someone in this neighbourhood to help me'. RB4DN 84 86 86
Agrees that 'If my home was empty, I could count on someone in this neighbourhood to keep an eye on my home.' RB4DN 85 86 85
Agrees that 'I feel I could turn to someone in this neighbourhood for advice or support.' RB4DN 76 77 77
Agrees that 'In an emergency, such as a flood, I would offer to help people in my neighbourhood who might not be able to cope well.' RB4DN 82 93 91
Meets socially with friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at least once a week. SOCIAL1 68 74 73
Felt lonely in the last week some/most/almost all/all of the time. SOCIAL2 39 16 21
Community Cohesion
Rates neighbourhood positively (very/fairly good) RB1 91 96 95
Feels a positive sense of neighbourhood belonging (very/fairly strong) COMMBEL 76 78 78
Feels safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. RA4AC 67 87 82
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where most people can be trusted' (2017) SOCIAL3 73 79 78
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people are kind to each other' SOCIAL3 80 83 83
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people from different backgrounds get on well together'. SOCIAL3 67 71 70
Agrees that 'There are places where people can meet up and socialise' SOCIAL3 54 60 59
Agrees that 'There are welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people'. SOCIAL3 48 54 53
Community Empowerment
Agrees that 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area'. RF10 18 21 20
Agres that 'This is a neighbourhood where local people take action to help improve the neighbourhood'. SOCIAL3 52 59 58
Social Participation
Formal and informal volunteering RF11A2018 and VOLVI1 42 50 48
Base size 2018 2616 7086 9700
Base size 2017 (for variable RA4AC) 2621 7191 9810

Table 8. Employment status

Question Question code Employment status Scotland
Question code Self employed Employed full time Employed part time Looking after the home or family Permanently retired from work Unemployed and seeking work In Education (including School, HE/FE) Other Permanently sick or short term ill health or disabled Scotland
Social Networks
Agrees that 'If I was alone and needed help, I could rely on someone in this neighbourhood to help me'. RB4DN 86 85 88 83 91 75 80 85 78 86
Agrees that 'If my home was empty, I could count on someone in this neighbourhood to keep an eye on my home.' RB4DN 87 85 87 84 92 74 74 83 79 85
Agrees that 'I feel I could turn to someone in this neighbourhood for advice or support.' RB4DN 80 75 81 76 85 66 67 83 72 77
Agrees that 'In an emergency, such as a flood, I would offer to help people in my neighbourhood who might not be able to cope well.' RB4DN 94 94 94 91 88 87 86 90 75 91
Meets socially with friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at least once a week. SOCIAL1 70 69 72 70 78 75 86 91 60 73
Felt lonely in the last week some/most/almost all/all of the time. SOCIAL2 15 16 19 28 21 38 24 23 51 21
Community Cohesion
Rates neighbourhood positively (very/fairly good) RB1 96 95 94 89 97 87 97 93 85 95
Feels a positive sense of neighbourhood belonging (very/fairly strong) COMMBEL 81 75 81 74 87 67 70 94 69 78
Feels safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. RA4AC 90 91 83 74 73 82 81 92 58 82
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where most people can be trusted' (2017) SOCIAL3 82 77 79 71 87 61 68 82 60 78
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people are kind to each other' SOCIAL3 83 83 85 79 87 71 79 79 73 83
Agrees that 'This is a neighbourhood where people from different backgrounds get on well together'. SOCIAL3 73 70 74 68 73 58 72 71 57 70
Agrees that 'There are places where people can meet up and socialise' SOCIAL3 59 59 62 56 61 48 65 56 46 59
Agrees that 'There are welcoming places and opportunities to meet new people'. SOCIAL3 56 51 57 51 55 41 61 52 42 53
Community Empowerment
Agrees that 'I can influence decisions affecting my local area'. RF10 19 20 21 19 21 24 20 21 15 20
Agres that 'This is a neighbourhood where local people take action to help improve the neighbourhood'. SOCIAL3 63 58 62 54 64 43 43 57 44 58
Social Participation
Formal and informal volunteering RF11A2018 and VOLVI1 53 50 56 47 45 45 52 66 26 48
Base size 2018 589 3140 991 381 3258 316 389 29 608 9700
Base size 2017 (for variable RA4AC) 616 3221 978 420 3383 293 366 16 519 9810

Contact

Email: ben.cavanagh@gov.scot