Publication - Research and analysis

Relative poverty across Scottish Local Authorities

Published: 26 Aug 2010
ISBN:
9780755995103

A report which presents new figures about the proportion of households in relative poverty at LA level across Scotland.

Relative poverty across Scottish Local Authorities
Eilean Siar

Eilean Siar

Figure 17 - Percentage of households in relative poverty in Eilean Siar: 2002 to 2008 (4 year rolling average)

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.