Deprivation

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Primary ethnicity by SIMD(click on graph to enlarge)

The highest proportions of primary school pupils in Glasgow schools with an ethnic background of White UK live in the most deprived deciles and the least deprived deciles. The lowest proportion of White UK background primary pupils in Glasgow schools live in Decile 7. The highest proportions of primary pupils in Glasgow schools with Ethnic Minority backgrounds live in Decile 7 whereas the lowest proportions live in Decile 1. This may be explained by higher concentrations of people with Ethnic Minority backgrounds living in certain areas of the city.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Secondary ethnicity by SIMD
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The highest proportions of secondary school pupils in Glasgow schools with an ethnic background of White UK live in Decile 1. The highest proportions of secondary pupils in Glasgow schools with a Minority Ethnic background live in Decile 7. This may be explained by higher concentrations of people with Ethnic Minority backgrounds living in certain areas of the city. 

Notes

These data are taken from the 2014 pupil census data. See Notes on data for further explanation. Only pupils who attend Glasgow City Council Primary and Secondary Schools and who have an address within the Glasgow City Council area have been included.

 The current Ethnic Minority Group includes the following categories: Asian Indian, Asian Pakistani, Asian Bangladeshi, Asian Chinese, Asian Other, Caribbean, Black Caribbean, Caribbean other, African-African, African Other, Other- Arab, Other-Other, Mixed or multiple ethnic groups. 

SIMD – Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation provides a relative measure of deprivation based on indicators from 7 domains – income, employment, health, education, access, housing, crime. The index identifies multiple deprivation for 6505 small areas (datazones) across Scotland.  There have been four versions of SIMD to date. The initial index of 2004 (SIMD 2004) has been revised three times in 2006 (SIMD 2006), 2009 (SIMD 2009) and 2012 (SIMD 2012).  For more information go to the SIMD site.

Deprivation deciles -  the term ‘deprivation decile’ is used to represent 10% of a population with a particular level of deprivation. Thus, the most deprived decile equates to the most deprived 10% within a population, while the least deprived decile represents the 10% of a population living in the least deprived circumstances.

Note on ethnicity and health

In September 2017, GCPH published a detailed report on ethnicity and health, The changing ethnic profiles of Glasgow and Scotland. This report explored links between ethnicity and health in a Scottish context and the population health implications of the changing ethnic profiles of Scotland and of Glasgow.

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