The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is the Scottish Government's official tool for identifying those places in Scotland suffering from multiple deprivation. The SIMD measures seven different aspects of deprivation - Employment, Income, Health, Education, Access to Services, Crime and Housing. These different 'domains' are combined to produce a single index which provides a relative ranking for each small area in Scotland from 1 (most deprived) to 6,505 (least deprived). Each of the small areas (called datazones) has on average 800 people living in them. By identifying concentrations of multiple deprivation, the SIMD can be used to target policies and resources at the places with greatest need.
Results from the SIMD 2012 have been published today (18 December 2012) and are available on the SIMD 2012 Publication Web Portal.
The web portal provides users with a single point of access to the SIMD 2012 publication and other helpful resources including links to interactive mapping to visualise the results of the SIMD 2012, tailored summaries of SIMD 2012 findings for Local Authorities, access to the data used to construct the index, and relevant guidance papers to understand how to use the SIMD.
Content of web portal:
- Introduction to SIMD 2012
- SIMD 2012 results
- Local Authority summaries
- Technical notes
- Download SIMD 2012 data
- How to use the SIMD - Guidance
- How deprived is your area? Interactive mapping
- Contact details
The web portal can also be viewed on mobile and tablet devices.
Email: Denise Patrick