Information in this report is based on the Scottish Household Survey (SHS). The SHS is Scotland’s largest random pre-selected survey and is at the centre of Scotland’s evidence based approach to policy-making.
Since 1999, it has collected information on what Scottish households look like, how they are managing and what the population in Scotland thinks about a range of topics.
The survey includes a range of questions related to transport and travel. It also includes the travel diary, in which respondents provide detailed information on all the journeys they made the previous day.
SHS transport data is used for a wide range of purposes, including planning major infrastructure projects, informing policy decisions on concessionary travel and helping guide action on promoting active and sustainable travel.