Figure 17 - Percentage of households in relative poverty in Eilean Siar: 2002 to 2008 (4 year rolling average)
95 percent confidence intervals for this LA are indicated on chart by error bars
Source: Scottish Household Survey
- Between 2002 and 2008 Eilean Siar was one of the local authorities with the highest poverty rates in Scotland, comparable to those of Glasgow.
- Over this period the percentage of households in relative poverty was around 23 percent.
- It is worth bearing in mind that these figures are based on income before housing costs and so do not take into account any differences in housing costs between different geographical areas.