Scottish House Condition Survey: Key Findings 2010

DescriptionThe Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) combines both an interview with occupants and a physical inspection of dwellings to build up a picture of Scotland’s occupied housing stock. This is the seventh ‘Key Findings’ report since the SHCS changed to a continuous format in 2003.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 24, 2011


A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 1 78045 466 5 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 12125

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List of Tables

List of Figures

1 Introduction

2 Key Indicators of the Scottish Housing Stock

3 Energy Efficiency
3.1 Monitoring Energy Use
3.2 Insulation measures
3.3 National Home Energy Rating ( NHER)
3.4 Standard Assessment Procedure ( SAP)
3.5 Approximated Energy Efficiency Ratings
3.6 CO2 Emissions

4 Fuel Poverty

5 Housing Quality
5.1 The Scottish Housing Quality Standard
5.2 Dampness and Condensation
5.3 Disrepair

6 Notes and Definitions
6.1 Sampling
6.2 Confidence intervals
6.3 Design effects
6.4 Dwelling types
6.5 Household types
6.6 Energy Ratings and Labels
6.7 Energy Prices
6.8 Fuel Poverty
6.9 The Tolerable Standard
6.10 Disrepair
6.11 Urban Rural Classifications
6.12 Carbon Dioxide Emissions

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Scottish Government Statistician Group

Scottish House Condition Survey Team

Ian Máté, Pat Cairns, Dave Cormack, Susan Walker, Liz Hawkins, Jamie Robertson

Housing, Regeneration, Culture and the Commonwealth Games Directorate
Communities Analytical Services
Scottish Government

We would also like to acknowledge the help of Ipsos- MORI who ran the field social interview team - Chris Martin, the SHCS Project Manager at Ipsos MORI, who provides invaluable support in the continued development and delivery of the overall survey, along with the help/work/support provided by colleagues including Steven Treanor and Gail McLean. Thanks also go to Murray Petrie and the team of surveyors who undertake the physical surveys and the work of Steve Tidy and colleagues at MMBL in managing and co-ordinating all the appointments. Bill Sheldrick of Alembic Research has helped with the surveyor training and advised on energy matters.