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Climate & Environment

Scottish Household Survey (SHS)

Overview

Organisation:
Scottish Government

Media type:
Statistics

Topic:
Climate & Environment

Setting:
Employees / workplace, Community, Families / residential, Individuals, Town centres / Urban, Pupils & students / education, Leisure & recreation / tourism, Countryside / Rural

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The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is a continuous survey based on a random sample of the general population.
Reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of private households and individuals.

Key statistics

65%
of adults view climate change as an immediate and urgent problem (SHS 2018)
95%
of adults view their neighbourhood as a fairly or very good place to live (SHS 2018)
57%
of adults view their neighbourhood as a very good place to live (SHS 2018)
Recreational walking
has led to the general increase in people becoming more active (SHS 2018)
68%
of adults walked for at least 30 minutes for recreation in the last four weeks (SHS 2018)
The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is a continuous survey based on a random sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland. Key findings are presented alongside trends, some of which extend back two decades. The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is designed to provide reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of private households and individuals. Nationally and at a sub-national level it examines the physical condition of Scotland's homes. It comprises three surveys in one, Transport and Travel in Scotland survey, the Scottish House Condition Survey and the SHS.
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