In January 2011 the Scottish Government announced its decision to make a number of changes to its population surveys. The Scottish House Condition Survey will be incorporated into the Scottish Household Survey, and the sample size of the expanded survey will be reduced. The sample size of the Scottish Health Survey and the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey will be reduced by around a third and a fifth, respectively, and the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey will be carried out biennially rather than annually. From 2012 the surveys will be sampled in a co-ordinated way and will ask the same set of core questions, allowing more detailed information at a smaller geography level than was previously available.
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