Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2016: introductory booklet

An update to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).

Key resources

Interactive mapping:

  • find out how deprived an area is and show the results on a map

SIMD webpages: SIMD

  • Data - download all SIMD indicator data
  • Analysis - read the key findings
  • Guidance - learn how to use SIMD
  • Technical notes - understand how SIMD is constructed

Statistics Scotland:

  • download SIMD ranks and other data for further analysis


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