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
Shetland islands

Shetland islands

Figure 31 - Percentage of households in relative poverty in Shetland islands: 2002 to 2008 (4 year rolling average)

Figure 31 - Percentage of households in relative poverty in Shetland islands: 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 the percentage of households in relative poverty in the Shetland Islands fell from 20 percent to 15 percent.
  • This is a fairly dramatic reduction but may have been affected by the relatively small sample size of the SHS in Shetland.
  • This fall would not be regarded as statistically significant at the 95% level.