The purpose of the survey was to discover the intentionality, i.e. the motivation behind household migration patterns and use the data for academic research and to inform decision-making by urban and regional planning agencies in both the public and private sector.
This national survey of Scotland was collected by means of a 25% random sample of purchasers of a private-sector house, excluding sales to sitting public-sector tenants. This large survey (10,010 cases) provides the following key information on migration in Scotland:
Cross-sectional (one-time) study:
Machine-readable codebook in MS-Word. Hardcopy questionnaires, codebook and sampling procedures also available from the UK Data Service.
This dataset was originally archived at Edinburgh University Data Library. Heather Ewington, Data Library, University of Edinburgh was technical data advisor responsible for merging data from each local authority. Financial help for this survey was also given by Scottish local authorities.
The title of the dataset held at the UK Data Service is: Migration and Housing Choice Survey, 1990
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