Socio-Demographic Characteristics of the HAGIS pilot sample

  • The weighted HAGIS sample is representative of Scotland’s population at mainland Health Board level, with most respondents living in urban areas
  • Almost all respondents were born in the UK (96%) and 84% identified themselves as equally or more Scottish than British
  • Most older people are currently married (62%), approximately 10% of older people have never been married
  • A substantial fraction of older people live alone, with women more likely to live in a single household than men (30% men, 44% women). 14% of respondents live with children
  • Most of the respondents have a secondary education (60%), and men are more likely to hold a degree (26% men, 18% women)