Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020: introduction

This booklet provides an overview of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020 - a tool for identifying the places where people are experiencing disadvantage across different aspects of their lives.

Key resources

Interactive mapping:
find out how deprived an area is and show the results on a map

SIMD webpages:

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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