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Access dissemination of data from the shs lisa taylor shs research officer

Access & Dissemination of Data from the SHSLisa TaylorSHS Research Officer


  • Data Access

  • Dissemination

  • How to get results

  • Use of Data

Shs data users
SHS Data Users

Range of users & abilities


    • Analytical and policy users


    • Academic, Local Authority, students

  • Basic requests

  • Semi technical/semi exploratory

  • Technical users/ secondary analysis/statistical modelling

Data access
Data Access

  • Publications

  • Website Tables

  • Topic Reports

  • SHS Lite

  • Datasets

SHS Annual Reports







Annual reports
Annual Reports

  • Scotland’s People: results from the 2003/2004 Scottish Household Survey- August 2005

    • Who we are- age, sex, marital status, household type, size and composition

    • Where we live- housing tenure, neighbourhoods and local transport,

    • What we do- economic activity, flexi-time, working households, education and training

    • How we live- household and financial resources, health and caring

    • Our Communities- volunteering, convenience of services, recycling

Technical reports
Technical Reports

  • Questionnaire

    • summarised version of CAPI script

  • Methodology

    • Sampling procedures, stratification, selection

  • Fieldwork Outcomes

    • Sample & fieldwork performance, design factors, weighting and data quality

Quarterly publications
Quarterly Publications

  • Statistical Publication Notice

    • Qtr 1 August, Qtr 2 Nov, Qtr 3 Feb

    • Quarter 3 2005- 28th February 2006

  • Key Trends

    • Adults who make personal use of the internet

    • Adults who have given up their time to help as an organiser/volunteer

    • Households where respondent or partner has a bank or building society account

    • Households with individuals who need regular help or care

    • Households with a car available for private use

    • People who hold a full driving licence

    • Employed adults (16+) who work at or from home

    • Employed adults (16+) who do not work at or from home: usual method of travel to work

    • Household tenure

    • Rating of neighbourhood as a place to live

Analytical topic reports
Analytical Topic Reports use

  • Thematic

  • Policy Focused

  • SHS Funded

  • Externally Commissioned

  • Use SHS data and other data

2004/2005 Topic Reports use

Published October 2005:

-Mode Choice

-Accessibility & Transport

Forthcoming topic reports
Forthcoming Topic Reports use

  • 2005/2006

    • Caring

    • Childcare

    • Long-Distance Commuters

Other publications using shs data
Other Publications Using SHS Data use

  • Transport Publications

    • Household Transport: some SHS results (Dec 2005)

    • Transport Across Scotland: some SHS results (biennial Jan 2006)

    • SHS Travel Diary results (March 2005)

    • Bus and Coach Statistics (Feb 2006)

  • Social Focus Reports

    • Scottish Social Statistics (2001)

    • Men & Women in Scotland (2002)

    • Urban/Rural Scotland (2003)

    • Disability (2004)

    • Deprived Areas (2005)

Shs webtables
SHS Webtables use

  • ‘One stop shop’/data portal

  • National and Local Authority results

  • 1999/2000, 2001/2002, 2003/2004

  • New for 2003/2004 webtables:

    • Deprivation index

    • Neighbourhood perception

    • Financial inclusion

Why do further analysis on the shs
Why do further analysis on the SHS? use

  • To provide a context to primary research at local level

  • To inform the local evidence base

  • In-depth analysis of particular behaviours or household characteristics

  • To test or challenge particular views

  • Is the national picture typical for my Local Authority?

Shs lite
SHS Lite use

  • Simplified dataset

  • Summarised complex variables

  • User Guide

  • Data: 1999/2000, 2001/2002, 2003/2004

  • CD & Guide:

    • On request from SHS Team

Shs datasets

  • Main Dataset & Travel Diary

  • Internally via SHS Data Administrator

  • Externally via UKDA

    • SPSS, STATA, tab delimited

    • Exploratory analysis via Nesstar

  • Free for non-commercial use

Use of data
Use Of Data use

  • By those in the Scottish Executive………….

  • On-going evidence base use for SPQs

  • to monitor progress towards some of the old Social Justice Milestones

  • analysis relating to older people

  • to monitor some of the Transport Delivery Plan indicators

  • Evidence for Tobacco Control Committee

  • analysis relating to volunteering strategy in Scotland

Data use
Data Use use

by those out with the Scottish Executive………

  • analysis to understand families and relationships in Scotland, solo living (CRFR, University of Edinburgh)

  • Analysis on social mobility (University of Edinburgh)

  • Health Inequalities research (University of Glasgow)

  • calibration of transport model using travel diary data (Strathclyde Passenger Transport)

  • As a teaching dataset (University of Edinburgh)

  • By Local Authorities for evidence for regeneration outcome agreements

  • Housing need and affordability model for Scotland

    and many more………….

Shs data
SHS Data use

  • Valuable cross-cutting evidence base

  • Continued & Increased Use

  • Government commitment to evidence-based policy making

  • Requirement for reliable, up-to-date data and analysis to improve the formulation of policy and the delivery of services

  • Tailored to policy need

  • Outcome & Output focus

How do i keep up to date
How do I keep up to date? use

  • SHS News Email

  • Approx every 2 months

    • Key SHS publications

    • Questionnaire developments

  • 2 way communication/dissemination cycle

    …… We want to hear about your use…….

Contact information
Contact/Information use

SHS Team


Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0131 244 0824/0794


To keep up to date with SHS ‘news’

  • Register your interest in ‘cross-cutting surveys’/

    ‘Populations & Household Surveys’ at: