Counting Travellers in Scotland, 1992

The purpose of this study was to provide an up-to-date national count of Travelling People throughout Scotland, there having been no such count since the first censuses of Travelling People undertaken in March & August 1969.

Key topics covered by this dataset include:

  • Local Authority Area
  • site name, type and location description
  • total number of households on the site
  • household type
  • Approximate length of time at site
  • total number of people in household
  • whether normally based in Scotland
  • source of information obtained.


Spatial Coverage: 
Data Creator: 
Scottish Office. Central Research Unit.
Time Period: 

One-time study (although the first censuses of Travelling People were undertaken in March and August 1969).

Data Publisher:


Machine-readable codebook in Adobe PDF.


Persistent identifier:10.5255/UKDA-SN-3524-1

File Descriptions: 

2 data files and 3 documentation files:

  • is the Tab delimited ASCII data file.
  • g524.xls is the Excel data file.
  • a3524uab.pdf is the portable documentation file.
  • *.txt are citation and readme files.


File Storage: 

Written to CD-ROM 23/7/99.


Excel spreadsheet and Tab delimited format.
note: users are advised to use Excel for this study.

UKDA Study Number: 
Data Access: 

Users must register before receiving a copy of data files. Edinburgh University users may contact the Data Library for access.