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Scottish Church Census, 2002 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Congregational reference number (CHURREF)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216044,291.751,671.35
2) Denominational group (DENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Episcopal1959.1
2) Baptist1135.3
3) Independent1647.6
4) Other22910.7
5) Catholic25812.0
6) Church of Scotland107149.8
7) Other Presbyterian1195.5
Missing11
Total2149100.0
3) County code (see documentation) (COUNTY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216016.589.25
4) Type of environment where congregation is located (ENVIRON)
 TOTAL%
2) City centre374.7
3) Inner city344.3
4) Council estates769.7
5) Suburban/urban fringe10313.1
6) Separate town27334.7
7) Rural commuter/dormitory708.9
8) Rural other areas19324.6
Missing1374
Total786100.0
5) Year founded (YRFOUND)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total7181,836.05238.79
6) Is the named Minister/Priest/Leader responsible for other congregations as well? (MIN_OCHU)
 TOTAL%
1) No140064.8
2) Yes76035.2
Total2160100.0
7) How many other congregations [in additions to this congregation] is the Minister/Priest/Leader responsible for? (MIN_NCHU)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21560.581.10
8) Please indicate the total attendance at this church on Saturday/Sunday 11/12 May 2002. If there was no service on 11/12 May 2002, please give instead figures for the most recent Sunday on which the congregation met for worship: Total number of adults (aged 15 and above) attending all Sunday services. (ATT_ADUL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2160107.97159.96
9) Please indicate the total attendance at this church on Saturday/Sunday 11/12 May 2002. If there was no service on 11/12 May 2002, please give instead figures for the most recent Sunday on which the congregation met for worship: Estimated number of adults attending more than one service on this date. (ATT_TWIC)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216012.0034.94
10) Please indicate the total attendance at this church on Saturday/Sunday 11/12 May 2002. If there was no service on 11/12 May 2002, please give instead figures for the most recent Sunday on which the congregation met for worship: Total number of children (aged 14 and under) present in services who may or may not also attend Sunday School, Bible Class, Children's Liturgy etc. (ATT_CHIL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216018.2935.45
11) Please indicate the total attendance at this church on Saturday/Sunday 11/12 May 2002. If there was no service on 11/12 May 2002, please give instead figures for the most recent Sunday on which the congregation met for worship: Total number of children (aged 14 and under) who only attend Sunday School, Bible Class, Children's Liturgy etc. on a Sunday but are not present in Sunday services. (ATT_C_SS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21602.729.16
12) Male children 11 and under attending church 11-12 May (AM_U12)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21606.2914.15
13) Female children 11 and under attending church 11-12 May (AF_U12)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21607.8915.75
14) Total children 11 and under attending church 11-12 May (ATT_U12)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216014.1826.26
15) Male young people 12-14 attending church 11-12 May (AM_1214)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21602.1514.79
16) Female young people 12-14 attending church 11-12 May (AF_1214)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21602.276.77
17) Total young people 12-14 attending church 11-12 May (ATT_1214)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21604.4217.99
18) Male teenagers 15-19 attending church 11-12 May (AM_1519)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21601.9714.68
19) Female teenagers 15-19 attending church 11-12 May (AF_1519)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21602.056.23
20) Total teenagers 15-19 attending church 11-12 May (ATT_1519)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21604.0117.33
21) Male young adults 20-29 attending church 11-12 May (AM_2029)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21602.749.26
22) Female young adults 20-29 attending church 11-12 May (AF_2029)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21603.579.71
23) Total young adults 20-29 attending church 11-12 May (ATT_2029)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21606.2917.77
24) Male adults 30-44 attending church 11-12 May (AM_3044)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21606.0113.57
25) Female adults 30-44 attending church 11-12 May (AF_3044)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21609.2917.14
26) Total adults 30-44 attending church 11-12 May (ATT_3044)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216015.2630.22
27) Male adults 45-64 attending church 11-12 May (AM_4564)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216011.4719.80
28) Female adults 45-64 attending church 11-12 May (AF_4564)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216017.8525.86
29) Total adults 45-64 attending church 11-12 May (ATT_4564)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216029.2544.01
30) Male older people aged 65 and over attending church 11-12 May (AM_O64)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216012.4317.41
31) Female older people aged 65 and over attending church 11-12 May (AF_O64)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216021.8127.29
32) Total older people aged 65 and over attending church 11-12 May (ATT_O64)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216034.1742.39
33) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Broad (CMS_BROA)
 TOTAL%
1) No157873.1
2) Yes58226.9
Total2160100.0
34) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Catholic (CMS_CATH)
 TOTAL%
1) No185185.7
2) Yes30914.3
Total2160100.0
35) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Charismatic (CMS_CHAR)
 TOTAL%
1) No204694.7
2) Yes1145.3
Total2160100.0
36) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Evangelical (CMS_EVAN)
 TOTAL%
1) No141465.5
2) Yes74634.5
Total2160100.0
37) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: High Church (CMS_HIGH)
 TOTAL%
1) No210097.2
2) Yes602.8
Total2160100.0
38) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Liberal (CMS_LIBE)
 TOTAL%
1) No188287.1
2) Yes27812.9
Total2160100.0
39) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Low Church (CMS_LOW)
 TOTAL%
1) No202793.8
2) Yes1336.2
Total2160100.0
40) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Radical (CMS_RADI)
 TOTAL%
1) No213899.0
2) Yes221.0
Total2160100.0
41) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Reformed (CMS_REFR)
 TOTAL%
1) No113452.5
2) Yes102647.5
Total2160100.0
42) Which of these terms, or which combination of them, would best describe your congregation? Please tick no more than three: Other (CMS_OTHE)
 TOTAL%
1) No214499.3
2) Yes160.7
Total2160100.0
43) We appreciate that it is difficult, but it would be a great help if you could estimate the approximate numbers of your adult congregation who attend Saturday/Sunday services on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis: Twice on a Sunday. (FRQ_TWIC)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216011.6757.96
44) We appreciate that it is difficult, but it would be a great help if you could estimate the approximate numbers of your adult congregation who attend Saturday/Sunday services on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis: Weekly. (FRQ_WEKL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216076.66136.97
45) We appreciate that it is difficult, but it would be a great help if you could estimate the approximate numbers of your adult congregation who attend Saturday/Sunday services on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis: Fortnightly. (FRQ_FORT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216012.4132.32
46) We appreciate that it is difficult, but it would be a great help if you could estimate the approximate numbers of your adult congregation who attend Saturday/Sunday services on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis: Monthly. (FRQ_MONT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21609.9038.15
47) We appreciate that it is difficult, but it would be a great help if you could estimate the approximate numbers of your adult congregation who attend Saturday/Sunday services on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis: Less Frequently. (FRQ_LESS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216013.6148.88
48) Are these figures [FRQ_TWICE through FRQ_LESS] estimated or counted? (FRQ_EST)
 TOTAL%
1) Counted123157.0
2) Estimated92943.0
Total2160100.0
49) We appreciate that it is difficult, but it would be a great help if you could estimate the approximate numbers of your adult congregation who attend Saturday/Sunday services on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis: Visitor's attendance. (FRQ_VISI)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21605.9266.15
50) How many additional people come less regularly to Saturday/Sunday services?: Quarterly. (FRQ_QUAR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21609.5525.08
51) How many additional people come less regularly to Saturday/Sunday services?: Twice a year. (FRQ_YR_T)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216014.6447.96
52) How many additional people come less regularly to Saturday/Sunday services?: Once a year. (FRQ_ONCE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216018.5560.21
53) Do you have regular mid-week worship (e.g., services, cell groups, etc.)? (MW_SERVC)
 TOTAL%
1) No96444.6
2) Yes119655.4
Total2160100.0
54) If you have regular mid-week worship, day(s) on which held: Sunday. (MW_SUN)
 TOTAL%
0) No214599.3
1) Yes150.7
Total2160100.0
55) If you have regular mid-week worship, day(s) on which held: Monday. (MW_MON)
 TOTAL%
0) No185185.7
1) Yes30914.3
Total2160100.0
56) If you have regular mid-week worship, day(s) on which held: Tuesday. (MW_TUE)
 TOTAL%
0) No175381.2
1) Yes40718.8
Total2160100.0
57) If you have regular mid-week worship, day(s) on which held: Wednesday. (MW_WED)
 TOTAL%
0) No152470.6
1) Yes63629.4
Total2160100.0
58) If you have regular mid-week worship, day(s) on which held: Thursday. (MW_THU)
 TOTAL%
0) No166877.2
1) Yes49222.8
Total2160100.0
59) If you have regular mid-week worship, day(s) on which held: Friday. (MW_FRI)
 TOTAL%
0) No193889.7
1) Yes22210.3
Total2160100.0
60) If you have regular mid-week worship, day(s) on which held: Saturday. (MW_SAT)
 TOTAL%
0) No210597.5
1) Yes552.5
Total2160100.0
61) If you have regular mid-week worship, time at which held? [24-hour format, rounded up to nearest whole hour] (MW_TIME)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total113315.464.49
62) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Male under 20 (MW_U20_M)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.271.97
63) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Female under 20 (MW_U20_F)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.559.78
64) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Male 20-44 (MW_2044M)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21601.305.18
65) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Female 20-44 (MW_2044F)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21601.787.09
66) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Male 45-64 (MW_4564M)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21602.027.22
67) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Female 45-64 (MW_4564F)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21603.229.34
68) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Male 65 & over (MW_64O_M)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21601.999.31
69) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Female 65 & over (MW_64O_F)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21603.8713.88
70) If you have regular mid-week worship, roughly how many attend during an average week? (MW_ATT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216020.0665.65
71) Do you have a regular youth activity during the week (Boys Brigade, Youth Club, Brownies etc)? (YOUTH_SE)
 TOTAL%
1) No115753.6
2) Yes100346.4
Total2160100.0
72) If you have regular youth activity(s), day(s) on which held: Sunday. (YTH_SUN)
 TOTAL%
0) No205795.2
1) Yes1034.8
Total2160100.0
73) If you have regular youth activity(s), day(s) on which held: Monday. (YTH_MON)
 TOTAL%
0) No183484.9
1) Yes32615.1
Total2160100.0
74) If you have regular youth activity(s), day(s) on which held: Tuesday. (YTH_TUE)
 TOTAL%
0) No184085.2
1) Yes32014.8
Total2160100.0
75) If you have regular youth activity(s), day(s) on which held: Wednesday. (YTH_WED)
 TOTAL%
0) No180583.6
1) Yes35516.4
Total2160100.0
76) If you have regular youth activity(s), day(s) on which held: Thursday. (YTH_THU)
 TOTAL%
0) No181984.2
1) Yes34115.8
Total2160100.0
77) If you have regular youth activity(s), day(s) on which held: Friday. (YTH_FRI)
 TOTAL%
0) No173080.1
1) Yes43019.9
Total2160100.0
78) If you have regular youth activity(s), day(s) on which held: Saturday. (YTH_SAT)
 TOTAL%
0) No210897.6
1) Yes522.4
Total2160100.0
79) If you have regular youth activity(s), time at which held? [24-hour format, rounded up to nearest whole hour] (YOUTH_TI)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total89717.901.90
80) If you have regular youth activity(s), roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Male 11 & under (YA_11UM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21607.1015.11
81) If you have regular youth activity(s), roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Female 11 & under (YA_11UF)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21609.3419.25
82) If you have regular youth activity(s), roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Male 12-14 (YA_1214M)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21603.397.94
83) If you have regular youth activity(s), roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Female 12-14 (YA_1214F)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21603.748.73
84) If you have regular youth activity(s), roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Male 15-19 (YA_1519M)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21601.404.26
85) If you have regular youth activity(s), roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Female 15-19 (YA_1519F)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21601.103.63
86) If you have regular youth activity(s), roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Male 20 or over (YA_20O_M)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.523.42
87) If you have regular youth activity(s), roughly how many attend during an average week? Numbers in each age group: Female 20 or over (YA_20O_F)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.603.90
88) Roughly how many attend youth activity(s) during an average week? (YOUTH_AT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216026.7950.07
89) Roughly what percentage of those who attend youth activity(s) attend Sunday services? (YAWSHPCT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total215912.1524.41
90) Please could you estimate how many people usually attend mid-week church-run activities (Drop in Centres, Mother & Toddlers, Lunch Clubs etc), but do not regularly attend worship services at any church. (Please exclude outside organisations who may hire or make use of your church premises.) Number of adults (aged 15 and above): Men (NOWSHPM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21603.6717.14
91) Please could you estimate how many people usually attend mid-week church-run activities (Drop in Centres, Mother & Toddlers, Lunch Clubs etc), but do not regularly attend worship services at any church. (Please exclude outside organisations who may hire or make use of your church premises.) Number of adults (aged 15 and above): Women (NOWSHPF)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21609.6031.84
92) Total adult mid-week activity participants who do not regularly attend any worship services [NOWSHPM+NOWSHPF] (NOWSHPAD)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216013.2747.19
93) Please could you estimate how many people usually attend mid-week church-run activities (Drop in Centres, Mother & Toddlers, Lunch Clubs etc), but do not regularly attend worship services at any church. (Please exclude outside organisations who may hire or make use of your church premises.) Number of children (aged 14 and under): Boys (NOWSHPB)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21602.848.84
94) Please could you estimate how many people usually attend mid-week church-run activities (Drop in Centres, Mother & Toddlers, Lunch Clubs etc), but do not regularly attend worship services at any church. (Please exclude outside organisations who may hire or make use of your church premises.) Number of children (aged 14 and under): Girls (NOWSHPG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21603.6410.95
95) Total child mid-week activity participants who do not regularly attend any worship services [NOWSHPB+NOWSHPG] (NOWSHPCH)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21606.4718.89
96) How many of the congregation are involved with community service/care/welfare groups? (COMM_WLF)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216012.3324.91
97) Has the financial giving by your congregation in the past year (please tick one only): Increased, remained static, or decreased? (FINANCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased120062.1
2) Remained static57429.7
3) Decreased1578.1
Missing229
Total1931100.0
98) By 2010 do you expect your church to have (please tick one only): Grown significantly, grown a little, remained static, declined, or closed? (ATGROWTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Grown significantly34918.5
2) Grown a little71938.2
3) Remained static41221.9
4) Declined36419.3
5) Closed402.1
Missing276
Total1884100.0
99) Has your church ever undertaken an Alpha or Emmaus programme? If yes give details. Tick if taken part: Alpha (ALFA_DON)
 TOTAL%
1) No159173.7
2) Yes56926.3
Total2160100.0
100) Has your church ever undertaken an Alpha or Emmaus programme? If yes give details. Number of times held: Alpha (ALFA_COU)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.932.68
101) Has your church ever undertaken an Alpha or Emmaus programme? If yes give details. Over how many years: Alpha (ALFA_YR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.721.65
102) Has your church ever undertaken an Alpha or Emmaus programme? If yes give details. Approximate total attenders: Alpha (ALFA_ATT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216012.7072.57
103) Has your church ever undertaken an Alpha or Emmaus programme? If yes give details. Tick if taken part: Emmaus (EMMS_DON)
 TOTAL%
1) No213198.7
2) Yes291.3
Total2160100.0
104) Has your church ever undertaken an Alpha or Emmaus programme? If yes give details. Number of times held: Emmaus (EMMS_COU)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.040.52
105) Has your church ever undertaken an Alpha or Emmaus programme? If yes give details. Over how many years: Emmaus (EMMS_YR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.030.27
106) Has your church ever undertaken an Alpha or Emmaus programme? If yes give details. Approximate total attenders: Emmaus (EMMS_ATT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21600.335.41
107) If Protestant, does your church have Elders/Stewards/Deacons etc.? (LAY_ELDE)
 TOTAL%
1) No52724.4
2) Yes163375.6
Total2160100.0
108) If yes [your church has Elders/Stewards/Deacons etc. if Protestant or Lay Ministries if Catholic], Total participants (LAY_TOTA)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216019.1926.49
109) Numbers [of Elders/Stewards/Deacons etc. if Protestant or Lay Ministries participants if Catholic] in each age group: Under 35 (LAY_U35)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21601.204.71
110) Numbers [of Elders/Stewards/Deacons etc. if Protestant or Lay Ministries participants if Catholic] in each age group: 35-44 (LAY_3544)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21602.184.38
111) Numbers [of Elders/Stewards/Deacons etc. if Protestant or Lay Ministries participants if Catholic] in each age group: 45-54 (LAY_4554)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21604.218.25
112) Numbers [of Elders/Stewards/Deacons etc. if Protestant or Lay Ministries participants if Catholic] in each age group: 55-64 (LAY_5564)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21605.8212.85
113) Numbers [of Elders/Stewards/Deacons etc. if Protestant or Lay Ministries participants if Catholic] in each age group: 65-74 (LAY_6574)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21604.536.94
114) Numbers [of Elders/Stewards/Deacons etc. if Protestant or Lay Ministries participants if Catholic] in each age group: 75 or over (LAY_75O)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21601.623.76
115) Calculated total number of people of any age who attended church on the weekend of the census (ATT_ADUL+ATT_CHIL+ATT_C_SS-ATT_TWIC) (TOTALATT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2160116.98181.36
116) Did the size of the congregation grow, decline or remain static between the 1994 and 2002 church censuses? (Calculated) (GROWTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Declining10313.5
2) Growing13017.0
3) Static53069.5
Missing1397
Total763100.0
117) Please indicate the total attendance at this church on 30 October 1994. (If there was no service on this date, please give instead the figures for the most recent Sunday on which the congregation met for worship. Total number of adults (aged 15 and above) attending at all services. [From 1994 Scottish Church Census] (ADULT_94)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total806117.44142.35
118) Please indicate the total attendance at this church on 30 October 1994. (If there was no service on this date, please give instead the figures for the most recent Sunday on which the congregation met for worship. Total number of children (aged 14 and under) attending at all services or who only attend Sunday School, Bible Class, Creche etc but are not present in services. [From 1994 Scottish Church Census] (CHILD_94)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total73036.9643.38
119) Calculated total number of people of any age who attended church on the weekend of the census (ATT_ADUL+ATT_CHIL+ATT_C_SS-ATT_TWIC) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
 TOTAL%
1) 0-2553724.9
2) 26-5037617.4
3) 51-10049122.7
4) 101-20043920.3
5) 201-50025211.7
6) 501+653.0
Total2160100.0
120) Type of environment where congregation is located (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SIZPLACE)
 TOTAL%
1) City centre/inner city719.0
2) Council estate769.7
3) Suburban/urban fringe10313.1
4) Separate town27334.7
5) Rural26333.5
Missing1374
Total786100.0

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