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Social Focus on Deprived Areas 2005

DescriptionA compendium of statistics providing detailed information on the depth and concentration of poverty and disadvantage in deprived areas as defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004 (SIMD 2004)
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 27, 2005


September, 2005
A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication
ISBN 0 7559 4595 6
This document is also available in pdf format Part 1 (3mb), Part 2 (696kb)



Pages 71-73, charts 4.9, 4.10, 4.11 and 4.12

Bars for 'Scotland' and 'Rest of Scotland' have been transposed and are, therefore, incorrectly labelled.


Chapter 1: The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004
Background to the SIMD
SIMD 2004 distribution
Concentrations of deprivation across local authorities
Individual deprivation across local authorities
Geographic Information Systems
Deprivation domains
Concentrations of deprivation in urban, rural and remote areas
Spread of concentrations of deprivation across Scotland over time

Chapter 2: Demography
Population by age and sex
Household size and composition
Country of birth

Chapter 3: Current Income and Financial Inclusion
Income Support
Financial inclusion

Chapter 4: Labour Market
Occupation and earnings
Qualifications of the workforce
New Deal employment programme
Economic inactivity

Chapter 5: Education, Skills and Training
Pre-school education and childcare
All school pupils: numbers, sex and ethnicity
Record of Needs and Individualised Educational Programmes
Free school meal entitlement
Attendance and absence
5-14 attainment
Secondary school attainment
Lack of qualifications
Further and higher education
Adult qualifications

Chapter 6: Health
Deprivation within health board areas
Life expectancy at birth
Limiting long-term illness and general health
Premature mortality
Smoking during pregnancy
Low birth weight
Teenage pregnancies aged 13 to 15
Drugs misuse and alcohol related admissions
Emergency admissions
Delayed discharge
Reasons for admissions to hospital
GP visits
Anxiety, depression or psychosis drugs prescribing

Chapter 7: Housing
Lowest floor level
Vacant accommodation
Household amenities
Disrepair and quality
Scaled repair costs
Energy efficiency
House prices

Chapter 8: Access and Transport
Drive times to services: urban and rural differences
Convenience of services and access to a car
Travel to place of work
Internet access

Chapter 9: Physical Environment
Proximity to landfill, EPER and derelict land sites
Air quality

Chapter 10: Neighbourhood Perceptions and Community Involvement
Neighbourhood rating
What people like and dislike about their neighbourhoods
Occurrence of antisocial behaviour in the neighbourhood
Perceptions of safety and fear of crime
Prevalence of crime
Community involvement

Appendix 1 Definitions and Terms

Appendix 2 Charts and Tables

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