Percentage of adults who agree with various statements about local authority services and performance, from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS)
Every year the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) asks adults whether they agree with the following statements about local authority services and performance.
• I can influence decisions affecting my local area
• I would like to be more involved in the decisions my council makes that affect my local area
• My council is good at letting local people know about the kinds of services it provides
• My council is good at listening to local people's views before it takes decisions
• My local council addresses the key issues affecting the quality of life in my local neighbourhood
• My local council designs its services around the needs of the people who use them
• My local council does the best it can with the money available
• My local council is good at letting people know about the kinds of services it provides
• My local council provides high quality services
The data is reported here is representative of the adult population and is available by:
• Local Authority
• Age of the randomly selected adult
• Gender of the randomly selected adult
In the 2018 SHS the gender question was revised. In previous years interviewers asked if household members were 'male' or 'female'. In the 2018 survey the options given were: 'man/boy', 'woman/girl' and two additional responses: ‘identified in another way’ and ‘refused’. In order to remain harmonised with other statistics.gov.scot datasets, the previous response options 'male' and 'female' will be maintained.
• Urban/Rural Classification
• SIMD quintiles
The most recent annual publication can be accessed at https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-household-survey-2019-annual-report
The full questionnaire for each year can be accessed at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-household-survey-questionnaires
And the survey data for the full Scottish Household Survey is available from the UK Data Service.
The Scottish Household Survey complies with statistical disclosure control principles and the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. It is therefore not possible to calculate how many respondents gave a certain answer based on the results of this survey.
Full details of the methodology and fieldwork outcomes for the Scottish Household Survey can be accessed here.
Some tables include missing values. This is where the count on which percentages would be calculated is less than 50 and this data is judged to be insufficiently robust for publication.
The Scottish Government conducts several major population surveys that are used to inform the policy debate in Scotland and in some instances the surveys can be complementary. The Long-Term Survey Strategy 2018-2022, of which the SHS is a central element, aims to ensure that the Scottish Government’s population surveys continue to meet key information needs while maximising the analytical potential of the data they generate. A guide is available providing more information on Scotland’s surveys.
A glossary of terms used in the Scottish Household Survey is available in the annual report.
The SHS is designed to provide reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of private households and individuals, both nationally and at a sub-national level and to examine the physical condition of Scotland’s homes. It covers a wide range of topics to allow links to be made between different policy areas.
This dataset will be updated annually.
The Scottish Household Survey is not subject to scheduled revision. Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the Scottish Government website
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