Income Deprivation

Income Deprivation across Glasgow neighbourhoods

Inc Dep Glasg NH SIMD 2020
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20.4% of Glasgow's population was defined as living in income deprivation based on the 2020 revision of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD 2020). Across Glasgow’s 56 neighbourhoods there is approximately a seven-fold variation in income deprivation, the level of which varies from 4.8% of the population in Kelvindale and Kelvinside to 37.3% 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 dependents) in receipt of Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance, Guaranteed Pension Credits, Child and Working Tax Credits, or Universal Credit (excluding those in the category 'working with no requirements'), or in Tax Credit families on low income. 

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 six versions of SIMD to date. The initial index of 2004 (SIMD 2004) has been revised five times in 2006 (SIMD 2006), 2009 (SIMD 2009), 2012 (SIMD 2012), 2016 (SIMD 2016) and 2020 (SIMD 2020).  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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