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Inequality and SIMD 2009 West Dunbartonshire . SIMD what is it?. Snapshot concentrations of multiple deprivation across Scotland Ranking of 6505 Datazones Populations of approx 750 people Great variation in size Population shift 2004,2006, 2009 data available. Areas with most 15% SIMD.

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simd what is it
SIMD what is it?

Snapshot concentrations of multiple deprivation across Scotland

Ranking of 6505 Datazones

Populations of approx 750 people

Great variation in size

Population shift

2004,2006, 2009 data available

areas with most 15 simd
Areas with most 15% SIMD

5 local authorities

Glasgow City (43%)


Dundee City (30.7%)

West Dunbartonshire (26.3%)

North Ayrshire (25.1%)

5 Health Boards- GGC, A&A, Lanarkshire , Lothian and Tayside

what is the scope 7 domains
What is the scope?7 Domains
  • Employment
  • Income
  • Health
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Crime
  • Access
what does it measure
What does it Measure ?

38 indicators across all 7

Each domain has between 2 and 8 indicators

Choice of indicators – ability to explain an aspect of deprivation, availability of data at datazone level, level of robustness

Change of data over time e.g. Income and tax credit data now available

Almost all the most deprived area also in 3 or more areas

¾ most deprived also in 4 or more areas

health domain
Health Domain

7 indicators

Standardised mortality ratio

Hospital episodes related to alcohol and drug use (2 indicators)

Comparative illness factor

Emergency admissions

Prescriptions for anxiety depression or psychosis

Low birth weight

west dunbartonshire
West Dunbartonshire

Total 118 datazones

Half the datazones in 30% most deprived on the overall SIMD with similar patterns in income, health, crime and employment

Decrease from 36 to 33 datazones in 15% most income deprived

west dunbartonshire9
West Dunbartonshire
  • 1 Bonhill datazone in
  • 2 Renton out
  • 1 Alexandria/ Rosshead out
  • 4 Datazones in 5% most deprived datazones for health
  • Bellsmyre (0.28%)
  • Whitecrook (1.35%)
  • Drumry (2.03%)
  • Brucehill (3.47%)
west dunbartonshire income v deprivation
West Dunbartonshire Income v Deprivation

Population in 15% SIMD most deprived areas – 23050 (11,155 households)

Population in 15% SIMD of working age - 14,819

Population in those areas who are income deprived – 9905 (43%)

Population who are employment deprived – 3810 (26%)

social policy frameworks
Social Policy Frameworks
  • ‘Achieving our Potential’ – a framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland
  • ‘ Equally Well’ – a report from the ministerial task force on health inequalities
  • ‘Early Years’ – aframework focussing on the early part of a child’s life where there is a key opportunity to build resilience and seek to prevent the appearance of problems later in life
how are we using simd in west dunbartonshire
How are we using SIMD in West Dunbartonshire?
  • Variety of indicators from the SOA
  • Percentage of working age population who are employment deprived in SIMD Target Areas
  • Percentage of Secondary (S4) Pupils in lowest 15% SIMD areas in West Dunbartonshire achieving 5 or more passes at SCQF Level 5 or better
  • Percentage of live singleton births of low birth weight (15% deprived areas)
  • Percentage of Citizen Panel respondents who are in some or deep financial trouble (15% SIMD)
soa indicators
SOA Indicators

Deaths in under 75s from Coronary Heart Disease (15% most deprived areas)

Death from Alcohol Misuse (15% most deprived areas)

Deaths from Drugs Misuse (15% most deprived areas

Prevalence of illicit drug misuse (15% most deprived areas)

health behaviour indicators
Health Behaviour Indicators

Percentage of adults undertaking moderate physical activity at least 5 times per week (in 15% most deprived areas)

Percentage of adult consuming two or more high fat snacks per day (in 15% most deprived areas)

Percentage of adults consuming more than the recommended weekly amount of alcohol (in 15% most deprived areas)

Percentage of adults who smoke (in 15% most deprived areas)