Income Deprivation

Income Deprivation across Glasgow neighbourhoods

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20.8% of Glasgow's population was defined as living in income deprivation based on the 2016 revision of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD 2016).  Across Glasgow’s 56 neighbourhoods there is close to a seven-fold variation in income deprivation, the level of which varies from 5% of the population in Carmunnock to 36.8% in Parkhead and Dalmarnock.

Further information on neighbourhoods in Glasgow are available in our profile section.


Income deprivation, as defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), is a measure of the percentage of the population (adults and their dependants) in receipt of Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance, Guaranteed Pension Credits, and Child and Working Tax Credits.

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 (data zones) across Scotland.  There have been five versions of SIMD to date. The initial index of 2004 (SIMD 2004) has been revised four times in 2006 (SIMD 2006), 2009 (SIMD 2009), 2012 (SIMD 2012) and 2016 (SIMD 2016).  For more information go to the SIMD site.

Additional Resources

  • Resource
    Wednesday, 2 June 2010

    SIMD Analysis: Future Projections

    An analysis of the reasons behind the recent decline of deprivation in Glasgow, with tend projections towards 2015.
  • Resource
    Sunday, 1 November 2009

    Miniature Glasgow - Video

    An extension of the GCPH's work profiling Glasgow's health, produced in collaboration with the International Future Forum.
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