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Deprivation

 

Most deprived data zones, SIMD 2016

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is the Scottish Government’s official tool for identifying small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland. It is based on the small area geography known as data zones. SIMD 2016 was developed using the 2011 based data zones whilst previous editions have used 2001 based data zones.  Therefore no direct comparison is possible with the previous editions.  Based on 2011 data zones there are 6,976 in Scotland and 283 data zones in Aberdeen City. The Scottish Government uses a 15% cut-off to define the most deprived data zones. By that measure, 9 of Aberdeen City’s 283 data zones were among the most deprived in Scotland in SIMD 2016.

Council Area
All data zones
In most deprived 15%
in Scotland
% of all data zones
in council area

Aberdeen City

283

9

3%

Aberdeenshire

340

3

1%

Dundee City

188

55

29%

City of Edinburgh

597

59

10%

Glasgow City

746

320

43%

Scotland

6,976

1,046

Source: Scottish Government, SIMD 2016

 

Number and population of most deprived (MD) data zones in Aberdeen City 

Aberdeen City has 22 data zones in the most deprived 20% of all Scottish data zones.  These data zones have a population of 18,055, which accounts for 7.9% of the City's total population.  The most deprived data zones in Aberdeen City are located in the Torry, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Woodside, Mastrick, Sheddocksley and George Street neighbourhoods.

 
MD 0-5% in Scotland
MD 5-10% in Scotland 
MD 10-15% in Scotland
MD 15-20% in Scotland 
All data zones in MD 0-20%

Number of data zones

 0

 3

6

 13

22

Population of data zones

 0

 2,133

  5,281     

 10,641

18,055

% of Aberdeen City population*

 0.0%

 0.9%

2.3%

 4.7%

7.9%

Source: Scottish Government, SIMD 2016
*Population based on 2014 small are population estimates published by the National Records of Scotland.  Total population of Aberdeen City is 228,990.

 

Most deprived (MD) data zones in Aberdeen City by individual domain

As deprivation can take many different forms, the SIMD combines seven different domains of deprivation.  By looking at individual domains of deprivation, a detailed level of concentrations of deprivation in Aberdeen City can be identified.

Domain
No. of
data zones
in MD 0-5%
in Scotland 
No. of
data zones
in MD 5-10%
in Scotland
No. of
data zones
in MD 10-15%
in Scotland
No. of
data zones
in MD 15-20%
in Scotland 
All Aberdeen City
data zones in
MD 0-20%
in Scotland
Income

 0

 2

 2

 15

19

Employment

 0

 2

 3

 3

8

Health

 1

 5

 11

 16

33

Education, skills and training

 11

 16

 19

 21

67

Access to services

 0

 5

 8

 8

 21

Crime

 17

 22

 14

 20

 73

Housing

 28

 26

 20

 24

 98

All domains

 0

 3

 6

 13

 22

Source: Scottish Government, SIMD 2016

 

Fuel poverty, 2013-2015

Fuel poverty is the condition of being unable to afford to keep one's home adequately heated.  Households are considered by the Government to be in fuel poverty if they would have to spend more than 10% of their household income on fuel to keep their home warm.

Council Area
Not fuel poor
Fuel poor households
Fuel poor households in
extreme fuel poverty

Aberdeen City

63%

28%

 9%

Aberdeenshire

48%

38%

14%

Dundee City

57%

37%

 6%

City of Edinburgh

70%

24%

 6%

Glasgow City

62%

30%

 8%

Scotland

57%

34%

 9%

Source: Scottish House Condition Survey, Local Authority Analysis

 

Fuel poverty in Aberdeen

Approximately a quarter of Aberdeen City households are in fuel poverty.

AKF_Fuel_poverty

Source: Scottish House Condition Survey, Local Authority Analysis

Income support, November 2016

Council Area
Total
<25 years
of age
25-44 years
of age
45+ years
of age

Aberdeen City

1,470

350

830

280

Aberdeenshire 

1,140

270

650

220

Dundee City

2,080

440

1,070

580

City of Edinburgh

3,630

700

1,940

990

Glasgow City

9,990

1,470

5,260

3,250

Scotland

54,440

10,720

28,460

15,270

Source: NOMIS Official Labour Market statistics, Dept. for Work and Pensions, Benefit claimants - income support claimants
NB: Figures are rounded to the nearest ten; due to rounding total figure may not match

 

Incapacity benefit, November 2016

Council Area
Total
<25 years
of age
25-44 years
of age
45+ years
of age

Aberdeen City

280

-

50

230

Aberdeenshire

290

-

40

260

Dundee City

290

-

60

230

City of Edinburgh

720

-

140

590

Glasgow City

1,360

-

220

1,140

Scotland 

8,650

-

1,440

7,200

Source: NOMIS Official Labour Market statistics, Dept. for Work and Pensions, Benefits claimants - incapacity benefit/severe disablement
NB: Figures are rounded to the nearest ten; due to rounding total figure may not match