Annex D - Geography Classifications
Further information on the geography breakdowns used throughout the publication.
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2006
In this publication results are given for the 15% most deprived areas and all other data zones (Rest of Scotland). The deprived areas are defined using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation ( SIMD) 2006. Both results for 2006 and 2007 are based on the latest SIMD 2006.
The SIMD 2006 is the Scottish Government's official measure for identifying small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland. It is based on 37 indicators in the seven domains: Current Income, Employment, Health, Education Skills and Training, Geographic Access to Services (including public transport travel times for the first time), Housing and a new Crime Domain.
The SIMD 2006 provides a relative ranking of small areas across Scotland allowing the most deprived areas to be identified. The Index is based on the small area statistical geography of datazones which contain on average 750 people each. There are 6,505 datazones covering the whole of Scotland which nest within local authority boundaries. They are built from groups of Census output areas and designed to have populations of between 500 and 1,000 household residents.
More information on SIMD 2006 can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/SIMD/Overview
Urban Rural Classification 2005-2006
In this publication results are given for the 6-fold urban rural classification, this includes the following categories:
1 Large Urban Areas
Settlements of over 125,000 people.
2 Other Urban Areas
Settlements of 10,000 to 125,000 people.
3 Accessible Small Towns
Settlements of between 3,000 and 10,000 people and within 30 minutes drive of a settlement of 10,000 or more.
4 Remote Small Towns
Settlements of between 3,000 and 10,000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.
5 Accessible Rural
Settlements of less than 3,000 people and within 30 minutes drive of a settlement of 10,000 or more.
6 Remote Rural
Settlements of less than 3,000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.
Results for both 2006 and 2007 use the latest 2005-2006 urban rural classification.
More information on the urban rural classification can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/07/31114822/0
The publication provides results for the Highlands and Islands Enterprise area and all other areas (Rest of Scotland). The Highlands & Islands Enterprise Area is made up of the following local enterprise companies:
HIE Argyll and the Islands ( HIE Earra-Ghaidheal)
HIE Caithness and Sutherland ( HIE Gallaibh agus Cataibh)
HIE Western Isles
HIE Lochaber ( HIE Loch Abar)
HIE Inverness and East Highland ( HIE Inbhir Nis agus Taobh Sear na Gaidhealtachd)
HIE Skye and Wester Ross ( HIE An t-Eilean Sgitheanach is Taobh Siar Rois)