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.
Of the 6,976 data zones in Scotland, each covering a population of between 500 and 1000 residents, there are 121 within the Stirling Council area.
|Data Zone Name||text||DataZoneName|
|Overall SIMD Rank||numeric||OverallSIMDRank||
Overall SIMD ranking:-
|Overall Deprivation Decile||numeric||OverallDeprivationDecile||
Overall Deprivation Decile:-
|Income Domain Rank||numeric||IncomeDomainRank||
Income Domain Rank includes adults/families in receipt of various benefits.
|Employment Domain Rank||numeric||EmploymentDomainRank||
Employment Domain Rank covers unemployment claimant count plus various working age benefits.
|Education Domain Rank||numeric||EducationDomainRank||
Education Domain Rank includes pupil performance, attendance, destinations, with no qualifications, entering university.
|Health Domain Rank||numeric||HealthDomainRank||
Health Domain Rank includes a variety of indicators relating to hospital admissions, mortality, substance misuse etc.
|Access Domain Rank||numeric||AccessDomainRank||
Access (to Services) Domain Rank includes drive and public transport times to key services, e.g., general practitioners, post office, retail, schools etc.
|Crime Domain Rank||numeric||CrimeDomainRank||
Crime Domain Rank includes recorded crime rates for key crimes: housebreaking, drug offences, common assault, crimes of violence, vandalism and sexual offences.
|Housing Domain Rank||numeric||HousingDomainRank||
Housing Domain Rank includes overcrowding and without central heating.
|Population Estimates 2017||numeric||PopulationEstimates2017|
|Working Age Population||numeric||WorkingAgePopulation||
Taken from the National Records of Scotland Mid-2017 population estimates.
The Scottish Government has identified and defined six Rural Classifications:-
|Rural Classification Description||text||RuralClassificationDescription||
Visit the Scottish Government's website for further details on Rural Classifications.
Intermediate Zones (IZs) are similar to Data Zones. The key difference is their size: IZs have a population of around 4,000 and are built up from Data Zones. IZs tend to be used when the data are too sensitive at Data Zone level. The larger populations of Intermediate Zones mean that data published on them are less likely to require disclosure control.
|Intermediate Zone Name||text||IntermediateZoneName|
|Local Authority Name||text||LocalAuthorityName|
|Health Board Name||text||HealthBoardName|
There are seven Wards within the Stirling Council area:-
|Multi-member Ward Name||text||MultiMemberWardName||
Visit Stirling Council's website for further details on Wards and Councillors.
|Scottish Parliamentary Constituency||text||ScottishParliamentaryConstituency||
There are two Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies (SPCs) within the Stirling Council area:-
|Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Name||text||ScottishParliamentaryConstituencyName||
Visit the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland for details on:
|Last updated||August 5, 2021|
|License||Open Government Licence 3.0 (United Kingdom)|
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|last modified||4 months ago|
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