SIMD 2020 v2.2 Data for Stirling Valid data


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.


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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
Data Zone text DataZone

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:-

  • 1 is most deprived; and

  • 6,976 is least deprived.

Overall Deprivation Decile numeric OverallDeprivationDecile

Overall Deprivation Decile:-

  • 1 is most deprived; and

  • 10 is least deprived.

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

Based on the National Records of Scotland Mid-2017 population estimates.

Working Age Population numeric WorkingAgePopulation

Taken from the National Records of Scotland Mid-2017 population estimates.

Rural Classification numeric RuralClassification

The Scottish Government has identified and defined six Rural Classifications:-

  • 1: Large Urban Areas;

  • 2: Other Urban Areas;

  • 3: Accessible Small Towns;

  • 4: Remote Small Town;

  • 5: Accessible Rural; and

  • 6: Remote Rural.

Rural Classification Description text RuralClassificationDescription

Visit the Scottish Government's website for further details on Rural Classifications.

Intermediate Zone text IntermediateZone

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 text LocalAuthority
Local Authority Name text LocalAuthorityName
Health Board text HealthBoard
Health Board Name text HealthBoardName
Multi-member Ward text MultiMemberWard

There are seven Wards within the Stirling Council area:-

  • S13003115: Trossachs and Teith;

  • S13003116: Forth and Endrick;

  • S13003117: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan;

  • S13003118: Stirling North;

  • S13003119: Stirling West;

  • S13003120: Stirling East; and

  • S13003121: Bannockburn.

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:-

  • S16000144: Stirling; and

  • S16000088: Clackmannanshire and Dunblane.

Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Name text ScottishParliamentaryConstituencyName

Visit the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland for details on:

  • constituencies and regions for the Scottish Parliament;

  • the number of councillors on each council in a local government area;

  • the number of wards for local government elections and their boundaries; and

  • the extent of council areas.

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