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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2016

Published: 31 Aug 2016
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786524171

An update to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).

20 page PDF

7.2MB

20 page PDF

7.2MB

Contents
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2016
How SIMD was made

20 page PDF

7.2MB

How SIMD was made

  • We split Scotland into 6,976 small areas, called 'data zones', with roughly equal population.
  • Next, we looked at indicators to measure the different sides of deprivation in each data zone, like pupil performance, travel times to the GP, crime, unemployment and many others.
  • We then grouped these 38 indicators of deprivation into seven types, called 'domains'.
  • We combined the seven domains into one SIMD, ranking each data zone in Scotland from 1 (most deprived) to 6,976 (least deprived).

Focusing on small areas shows the different issues there are in each neighbourhood. These could be poor housing conditions, a lack of skills or good education, or poor public transport.

Here's an example of what a data zone looks like:

example of what a data zone looks like

General Data

You can find out about the data zone where you live, if you go online here http://simd.scot


Contact

Email: Alastair McAlpine, alastair.mcalpine@gov.scot