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Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey 2019

Published: 28 Apr 2020

Data collection undertaken to establish the extent and state of vacant and derelict land in Scotland. The data is sourced from local authorities and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority.

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Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey 2019
9. Derelict and Urban Vacant Land: Location relative to deprivation

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9. Derelict and Urban Vacant Land: Location relative to deprivation

9.1 This section focuses on derelict and urban vacant land and where it is situated relative to the 15% most deprived data zones in Scotland (as identified by the ‘Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation’ (SIMD 2016). The SIMD identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland. It contains 38 indicators in seven domains: Income, Employment, Health, Education, Skills and Training, Geographic Access to Services, Crime and Housing. SIMD 2016 was published on 31 August 2016.

9.2 In 2013, 1,476 hectares of derelict and urban vacant land were situated within the 15% most deprived data zones. There was a marked increase in 2014 to 1,703 hectares but annual deductions in area since 2014. In 2019 1,475 hectares were reported, 13% of all recorded derelict and urban vacant land (Table 11).

9.3 Just over 60% of all derelict and urban vacant land located within the 15% most deprived data zones is in either Glasgow City or East Ayrshire. Glasgow City has the highest proportion, with 40%, East Ayrshire contains 20%.

9.4 Glasgow City has had the largest amount of derelict and urban vacant land located within the 15% most deprived data zones for each of the last seven years. The area reported decreased by 157 hectares between 2013 and 2019 from 741 to 584 hectares.

9.5 Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, East Dunbartonshire, and East Lothian have data zones within Scotland’s 15% most deprived but did not have any derelict or urban vacant land situated within those areas in 2019.

9.6 Moray, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands have no data zones within Scotland’s 15% most deprived.

9.7 As data zones get progressively less deprived, the proportion of their population that lives within 500 metres of a derelict site becomes smaller (Chart 3).

9.8 55% of people living in the most deprived decile in Scotland are estimated to live within 500 metres of derelict land, compared to 11% of people in the least deprived decile.

9.9 Analysis used 2018 mid-year population estimates and SIMD 2016. Comparisons should not be made to years earlier than 2016 as results based on SIMD 2016 are not comparable with previous years based on earlier versions of the SIMD.

Table 11 - Derelict and Urban Vacant Land located within the 15% most deprived data zones 1,2,3,4,6,7
Planning Authority6 % of Local Authority Datazones within Scotland's 15% most deprived (SIMD 2016) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Area of Vacant & Derelict Land (Hectares) Sites Area of Vacant & Derelict Land (Hectares) Sites Area of Vacant & Derelict Land (Hectares) Sites Area of Vacant & Derelict Land (Hectares) Sites Area of Vacant & Derelict Land (Hectares) Sites Area of Vacant & Derelict Land (Hectares) Sites Area of Vacant & Derelict Land (Hectares) Sites
Aberdeen City 3 5 3 5 3 4 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 3
Aberdeenshire 1 3 6 2 5 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4
Angus 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Argyll and Bute 8 2 7 2 7 3 7 2 6 2 5 2 5 2 5
Clackmannanshire 15 2 2 3 3 3 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 4
Dumfries and Galloway 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dundee City 29 71 89 74 91 77 95 70 85 60 80 61 79 60 79
East Ayrshire 22 72 27 310 29 309 27 309 27 308 27 306 20 299 18
East Dunbartonshire 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
East Lothian 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
East Renfrewshire 4 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 2 4 2 3
City of Edinburgh 10 18 8 18 8 18 8 16 8 16 8 11 5 9 6
Falkirk 11 17 7 16 6 16 6 14 6 18 6 18 7 17 5
Fife 14 58 33 60 34 59 34 51 31 56 33 55 31 53 31
Glasgow City 43 741 570 729 554 704 535 679 515 658 502 614 476 584 454
Highland5 6 4 11 4 11 4 11 4 11 4 11 4 11 4 11
Inverclyde 36 55 76 54 78 46 65 43 62 40 55 44 57 41 53
Midlothian 6 3 2 4 3 4 3 4 2 3 1 3 1 3 1
Moray - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Na h-Eileanan Siar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Ayrshire 27 99 56 122 55 123 54 118 53 119 53 114 47 111 45
North Lanarkshire 23 85 102 92 109 89 109 86 105 104 106 98 107 101 110
Orkney Islands - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Perth and Kinross 5 - - - - - - * 1 * 1 * 2 * 2
Renfrewshire 21 71 72 71 73 63 64 63 64 45 48 42 42 36 38
Scottish Borders 4 7 9 6 9 6 8 6 8 5 7 3 5 3 5
Shetland Islands - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Ayrshire 12 3 4 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 6 4 7 5 12
South Lanarkshire 14 80 58 82 64 83 65 73 61 73 59 68 53 71 56
Stirling 7 21 17 12 14 12 11 15 11 14 11 14 10 14 9
West Dunbartonshire 29 52 28 56 30 57 28 49 24 50 23 52 22 51 22
West Lothian 7 5 4 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 * 1 * 1
Scotland 15 1,476 1,196 1,730 1,198 1,688 1,154 1,617 1,103 1,589 1,060 1,523 1,003 1,475 977

1. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

2. 2013-2019 analysis uses the results of SIMD 2016. These figures should not be compared with those published in bulletins prior to 2016 which used an earlier version of the SIMD index.

3. See Annex D for details of council participation in different years.

4. During 2019, historical data for the years 2013-2018 were updated as a result of improved information. This included removing sites that should not have been included in previous years, adding sites that should have been included earlier and making any required changes to site size. Further information on this process is available in the Annex along with un-amended historical data for the survey years of 2000-2012.

5. Highland has not updated their survey since 2015 so their 2019 figures have been carried over from 2015.

6. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is not considered separately for this analysis.

7. Figures do not include urban vacant sites in settlements with a population of less than 2,000. These are reported separately in the Annex.

Chart 2 - Percentage of Derelict and Urban Vacant Land within the 15% most deprived data zones
Chart 2 - Percentage of Derelict and Urban Vacant Land within the 15% most deprived data zones
Chart 3 - Percentage of Scotland's population living within 500m of Derelict Land - by deprivation decile 1,2
Chart 3 - Percentage of Scotland's population living within 500m of Derelict Land - by deprivation decile

1. Analysis uses 2018 mid-year population estimates and the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2016.

2. Comparisons should not be made to years earlier than 2016 as results based on SIMD 2016 are not comparable with previous years that were based on earlier versions of SIMD.


Contact

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