The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a consistent way. It allows effective targeting of policies and funding where the aim is to wholly or partly tackle or take account of area concentrations of multiple deprivation.
Measuring Deprivation Advisory Group
The Advisory Group provides the OCS (Office of the Chief Statistician) with advice on measuring deprivation as it works to implement the long term strategy for measuring deprivation. Advice will cover:
- the needs of users
- development priorities;
- methodological options;
- quality of outputs;
- dissemination and guidance on the use of outputs.