More than half of Scottish households say they are "managing well" financially, according to figures published by Scotland's chief statistician.
That compared to 42% in 1999 - while the proportion of households who don't manage well fell from 13% to 8%.
The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2017 also found 51% of women were in work, compared to 45% in 1999.
Over the same period, the proportion of men in work remained steady at 60%.
The total the number of households in Scotland increased by 13% from 2.19 million in 1999 to 2.46 million in 2017.
Among other findings in the latest annual survey were:
- Six out of 10 households were owner-occupiers
- The proportion of adults without any qualifications (16%) is decreasing
- Most households (85%) had internet access at home
- More than three in five adults (61%) viewed climate change as an immediate and urgent problem
- Recreational walking has risen (up from 57% to 70%)
- Households disposing of food waste in local authority-provided food caddies increased (from 26% to 55%)
The majority of adults in Scotland (57%) rated their neighbourhood as a very good place to live in 2017.
However, neighbourhood ratings varied significantly depending on levels of deprivation.
Only 29% of adults in the most deprived areas rated it as a very good place to live, compared to 80% in the least deprived areas.
Combined satisfaction with all three public services (local health services, schools and public transport) is at its lowest level since first measured in 2007 at 52%, and down from a peak of 66% in 2011.
Cinemas, museums, historical places, street arts and cultural festivals were visited by more people in 2017 compared to 2012 - an increase in each case of about five percentage points.