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Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2016

The Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2016 was published in April 2018 as part of 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.

SSCQ 2016 Documents

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 2016 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
  • ethnicity
  • religion
  • marital status
  • sexual orientation
  • gender
  • self-assessed general health
  • age