Scottish Borders Household Survey

Closed 25 Sep 2018

Opened 20 Jun 2018

Feedback updated 16 Apr 2019

We asked

The Household Survey asked about Council services, life in the Borders and your priorities for our area.

You said

905 people completed the survey and, as well as telling us about how satisfied they are with services available to them, told us that they have a good quality of life (93%), their neighbourhood is a good place to live (95%) and that they feel safe walking alone in their local area during the day (97%).

We did

The results of the report were discussed by the Council's Executive Committee on Tuesday 12 February 2019 and will be used to inform the future service direction.


Results updated 14 Oct 2022

Thank you to everyone that completed the Scottish Borders Household Survey.

The results of the report were discussed by the Council's Executive Committee on Tuesday 12 February 2019 and will be used to inform future service direction.




We had been made aware that some questions in this survey were incompatible with some Apple devices. We have now rectified this problem. Thank you for your patience.

Scottish Borders Council would like to hear your views about issues such as quality of life in the Borders, your neighbourhood, council services and your involvement in public decision making.

We need to get the views of as many residents as possible in order to build an accurate picture of life in the Scottish Borders. This will help us plan for future services and we would like you to play #yourpart in helping us to do this.

Our 2018-2023 Corporate Plan is very different to our previous plan, we're not just saying what we're going to do, we're asking you to play #yourpart. As an individual, a family, a business, as part of a community or Third Sector organisation we are asking you to:

  • help us plan what we do with our resources
  • be involved with delivering some services
  • think differently about what you expect from us, and what you might be able to do yourself

By completing this survey you will be playing #yourpart and helping us plan what we do with our resources.

At the end of this survey is information about our Scottish Borders People's Panel. Joining our Panel is another way in which you can play #yourpart.


If you require this survey in a different language or format, e.g. large print or easy read, or require help completing it please contact the Council's Community Engagement Team at or on 01835 826626.


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