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Household and Dwelling Estimates by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)

Household and Dwelling Estimates by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)

This section provides household and dwelling estimates for Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020 areas in Scotland.

The SIMD presents a picture of multiple deprivation by identifying small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a consistent way. The approach used within the SIMD assumes that deprivation is not one dimensional but that there are a number of different aspects that all contribute. More information is available on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation section of the Scottish Government website.

Data zones are ranked from 1 (most deprived) to 6,976 (least deprived) according to the SIMD. Each SIMD decile contains 10 per cent of Scotland’s data zones. So, for example, decile one is made up of the 698 most deprived data zones in Scotland according to SIMD 2020.

Levels of deprivation in an area change over time. The most deprived data zones in SIMD 2020 may not have been the most deprived data zones in, for example, SIMD 2012. These SIMD household and dwelling estimates show how households and dwellings in the SIMD 2020 deciles have changed over time.

The figures are based on adding up data zone household and dwelling estimates from the Small Area Statistics on Households and Dwellings.

More information can be found in the methodology section of the latest Estimates of Household and Dwellings publication.

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Household Estimates by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)

Last update: 23 June 2022
Next update: June 2023

This section provides estimates of the number and percentage of dwellings which are occupied, vacant, unoccupied exemptions, long-term empty, second homes, occupied and exempt from paying council tax, or that are receiving a ‘single adult’ Council Tax discount broken down by SIMD decile.

The estimates are available for each year from 2014 onwards.

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Table 1: Small area household estimates by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020 decile, 2014-2021
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Table 2: Small area household estimates by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020 decile by council area, 2014-2021
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Table 3: Small area household estimates by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020 decile by NHS Board area, 2014-2021
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Dwelling Estimates by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)

Last update:  23 June 2022
Next update: June 2023

This section provides estimates of the number and characteristics of dwellings broken down by SIMD decile in Scotland. Information is given on Council Tax Band, type of dwelling, number of rooms per dwelling and number of dwellings per hectare.

The estimates are available for each year from 2005 onwards.

(Data for 2018 to 2021 on type of dwelling and number of rooms are not yet available for publication.)

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Table 1: Dwellings estimates and characteristics of dwellings by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020 decile, 2005-2021
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Table 2: Dwellings estimates and characteristics of dwellings by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020 decile by council area, 2005-2021
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Table 3: Dwellings estimates and characteristics of dwellings by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020 decile by NHS Board area, 2005-2021
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