Series

UK Data Service series record for:

Scottish Household Survey

Series abstract

The Scottish Household Survey (SHS), which began in 1999, is a continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland. It is financed by the Scottish Government. The aim of the survey is to provide representative information about the composition, characteristics and behaviours of Scottish households, both nationally and at a more local level. The survey covers a wide range of topics to allow links to be made between different policy areas, with a particular focus on information to aid policy decisions on transport and social inclusion.

From 1999 up to 2011 the survey followed a fairly consistent survey design. From 2012 onwards, the survey was substantially redesigned to include elements of the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) including the follow-up Physical Survey component. More details can be found in the survey documentation. 

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What is the Scottish Household Survey?

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Which years of the SHS are available?

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Does this survey contain information at the individual level?

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Related studies:

  Rural and Urban Solo Living: Social Integration, Quality of Life and Future Orientations, 2007-2008 (SN 6835)
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