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Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2015/16

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 16, 2017


A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 1 78652 811 7 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 262596

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Tables are also available in Excel format (197KB)
Charts are also available in Excel format (635KB)


Poverty in 2015/16

Key points

Background Notes and Methodology

Chapter 1: Poverty
1.1 People in poverty
1.2 Child poverty
1.3 Working age adult poverty
1.4 Pensioner poverty
1.5 In-work relative poverty

Chapter 2: Income Inequality and the distribution of income
Income inequality Measures
2.1 Income inequality - the Palma ratio
2.2 Income inequality - the Gini coefficient
2.3 Income thresholds
2.4 Trends in income distributions

Chapter 3: Household characteristics and income distribution
3.1 Household composition
3.2 Household economic status

Annex 1: Tables

Annex 2: Data Sources and Definitions
Data sources
What does the HBAI measure?
Housing Costs

Annex 3: Where to Find More Information

A National Statistics publication for Scotland