Scotland

Access to essential services

Key points

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Graph 1: By type of area

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Graph 2: By cars

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Definitions and data sources

This indicator examines perceptions of the convenience of local services, showing the proportions of those who found the services 'fairly inconvenient' or 'very inconvenient'.  The services covered are grocery/food shop, post office, chemist, doctors, bank and outpatients.

In the first graph, the data is broken down by type of area, namely 'urban' (population 10,000 or greater), 'small towns' (population between 3,000 and 10,000) and 'rural' (population less than 3,000).

In the second graph, the data is broken down by the number of cars in the household.

The data source for both graphs is the Scottish Household Survey (SHS).  To improve its statistical reliability, the data is the average for the three years the latest three years.

Overall adequacy of the indicator: high.  The SHS is a large survey designed to be representative of private households and of the adult population in private households in Scotland.

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External links

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