This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Average quality rating of public services in the UK
Average quality rating of public services (in all respondents who rated at least three services). The mean quality rating is based on a rating on a scale from 1 to 10 of at least three of the following public services in the relevant country - Health services, Education system, Public transport, Childcare services, Long-term care services, Social housing, State pension system.
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Mean quality rating
Quality rating - Respondents to the survey were asked "In general, how would you rate the quality of each of the following public services in [COUNTRY]?" 7 public services are rated on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 indicating 'very poor quality', and 10 indicating 'very high quality' (Health services, Education system, Public transport, Childcare services, Long-term care services, Social housing, State pension system).
Disability - The 'European Quality of Life' survey does not use the (GSS) harmonised "core" definition for disability. Where the GSS harmonised questions ask about physical or mental health conditions lasting or expected to last 12 months or more, the European Quality of Life survbey asks for any chronic (long standing) physical or mental health problems expected to last for 6 months or more.
Data are collected from the Eurofound 'European Quality of Life Survey'.
Income is presented by income quartiles (from lowest income quartile 1 to highest income quartile 4), which were calculated based on equivalised income in PPP euros for the respondents who provided this information. Cases with missing values (for example when asked for respondents perceived quality of services, they answered "don't know", or refused to answer spontaneously) have been included in the calculations where the respondent has rated at least three services. Where there were fewer than fifty responses from a group, the results are not shown.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2021-02-18: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2021-02-18: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|