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Population and society - scottish index of multiple deprivation (no geometry stirling) Edit

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020 is the Scottish Government’s official tool for identifying those places in Scotland suffering from deprivation. It incorporates several different aspects of deprivation (employment, income, health, education, skills and training, geographic access, crime and housing), combining them into a single index.

The 2020 Index provides a relative ranking for small areas in Scotland, defined by the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS) Data Zone 2011 geography, from 1 (most deprived) to 6,976 (least deprived). By identifying small areas where there are concentrations of multiple deprivation, the SIMD can be used to target policies and resources at the places with greatest need. The SIMD also provides a rank for each data zone within each of the seven domains, and therefore it is possible to look at individual aspects of deprivation for each area, as well as the overall level of deprivation.

The dataset can be viewed by Ward, Intermediate Zone (IZ) and Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC).

Details of the methodology used to determine the income, employment, education, health, access (to services), crime and housing domains can be opened from this link. Depending on the browser used to access this dataset, view the document from the options appearing on the screen.

Analysis of the SIMD data at multi-member ward level can be found here.


Additional Info

License UK Open Government Licence v3.0
Category Business and Economy, Council and Government, Education, Health and Social Care, Housing and Estates, Law and Licensing, Planning and Development, Public Safety
Maintainer Stirling Council
Date Created 2023-03-29
Date Updated 2023-03-29
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