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Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2015

The Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2015 is the latest in a series of publications providing statistics from pooled survey responses. 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.

Published tables use a layout identical top previous releases, allowing users to compare results through the time series.

SSCQ 2015 Documents

  • Methodology Report [pdf]
  • Data Tables [xlsx]
  • Weighting bases [xlsx]

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 21,000 respondents, providing unprecedented precision of estimates at national level. This sample size enables the detailed and reliable analysis of key national estimates by country of birth, 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 Authority, urban-rural classification and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

The Scottish Surveys Core Questions in 2015 covered:

  • disability and long-term conditions
  • smoking
  • provision of unpaid care
  • mental wellbeing
  • perception of local crime rate
  • perceptions of police performance
  • highest qualification held
  • economic activity
  • household type
  • housing tenure
  • car access
  • country of birth
  • ethnicity
  • religion
  • marital status
  • sexual orientation
  • gender
  • self-assessed general health
  • age