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Guidance and Analysis

This section contains a number of guidance and analysis papers which give examples of how SIMD can be used.

Historical analysis (for SIMD 2009 and SIMD 2006) is also available at the bottom of the page.

SIMD Guidance

Impact on SIMD of 2014 changes to datazone boundaries

Do's and dont's for using SIMD

This note provides guidance on the difference between datazone-based and population-based definitions of SIMD quintiles, deciles, and vigintiles.

Explores what has happened to small area concentrations of multiple deprivation over time (building on the analysis in the SIMD 2009 General Report).

Guidance on how to perform analysis of SIMD over time, with a series of case studies showing how similar analysis can be done for your area.

- Outlines a number of different ways to analyse SIMD, looking beyond the commonly used 15% cut-off.

- Provides tools to create your own barcode charts and boxplots.

Compares the most deprived and least deprived parts of a local area using SIMD indicators. Fife Council is used as an example but the analysis can be re-created for any chosen area.

- Identifies the rural datazones which are the most deprived in terms of income, employment and access.

- A paper summarises the method and the main findings

- A spreadsheet provides background data for a local authority of interest.

Analyses whether deprived individuals are becoming more or less concentrated in the most deprived datazones.

SIMD 2009 shows that many of Glasgow's datazones have seen improvements in rank over time, but which areas are correspondingly seeing their datazone ranks worsen, and is this a real or a relative decline? This paper considers these issues.

Other Uses of SIMD

Participation in higher education by Scottish domiciled students, including entrants from deprived areas. Analysis based on SIMD 2009 can be found in Table 25 and Figure 25.

Analysis of house price data - this paper aims to show the relationship between house prices and deprivation as classified by the SIMD 2009.

Historical Analysis - SIMD 2009

Analysis of population change

How the change to the low income threshold affects the Income domain

Analysis at data zone and Local Authority level, including: share of the 5, 10, 15 and 20% most deprived in the overall SIMD 2004, 2006 and 2009.

A compilation of analysis of individual SIMD domains, including: the share of the 5, 10, 15 and 20% most deprived by Local Authority and Urban Rural classification.

Analysis by Scottish Parliamentary Constituency, including: share of the 5, 10, 15 and 20% most deprived in the overall SIMD 2009 and counts of the number of individuals considered to be income or employment deprived.

As above but for the new Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies associated with the 5th May 2011 Scottish Elections

SIMD maps for each Local Authority, showing which areas have moved into, out from, or remained in the 15% most deprived between the SIMD 2006 and SIMD 2009.

Charts and tables based on SIMD 2009 for each Local Authority, and comparing against SIMD 2006 and 2004.

A list of findings from the SIMD 2009 for each Local Authority.

Historical Analysis - SIMD 2006

Analysis at data zone and Local Authority level, including: share of the 5, 10, 15 and 20% most deprived in the overall SIMD 2004 and SIMD 2006.

A compilation of analysis of individual SIMD domains, including: the share of the 5, 10, 15 and 20% most deprived by Local Authority and Urban Rural classification.

Analysis by Scottish Parliamentary Constituency, including: share of the 5, 10, 15 and 20% most deprived in the overall SIMD 2006 and counts of the number of individuals considered to be income or employment deprived.

SIMD maps including: maps for each Local Authority, showing which areas have moved into, out from, or remained in the 15% most deprived between the SIMD 2004 and SIMD 2006.