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Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - Data Sources and Suitability

The purpose of this section is to provide detailed information about each of the SIMD domains and how they can be used to monitor small area concentrations of deprivation within Scotland. The information in the sections below describes the characteristics of each of the domains, gives details of the quality of the data used in the domains and suggests how they may be used in practice.

Similar information for each of the indicators used within these domains can be found in the SIMD 2012 Technical Notes

For information on the quality assurance procedures used in the construction of the SIMD please see the SIMD Quality Assurance Notes.