Publications

Overview

This websection provides links to the range of publications produced to help users of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD). The Scottish Government have published indices of multiple deprivation in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012.

Publication listing

December 2012

SIMD 2012 Publication

An update to the SIMD, published on 18 December 2012. A new web portal hosts the content of the SIMD 2012 publication providing users with a single point of access to the publication and other helpful resources. The web portal includes the following content:

  • Introduction to SIMD 2012
  • SIMD 2012 results
  • Local Authority summaries
  • Technical notes
  • Download SIMD 2012 data
  • How to use the SIMD – Guidance
  • How deprived is your area? Interactive mapping
  • SIMD Podcast
  • Contact details
November 2011

SIMD consultation - responses and actions

A summary of responses to the recent SIMD consultation has been published along with details of the actions we plan to take in response.

October 2011

Second set of annual updates to the Income and Employment Domains

The second set of annual updates to the SIMD Employment and Income domains has been published. These use 2009 and 2010 data

July 2011

SIMD consultation now closed

We recently conducted a consultation on the best timing for the next SIMD update and on the priority which we should place on a number of other possible SIMD related outputs. This consultation has now closed. We will publish a summary of responses and details of our resulting plans in due course.

October 2010

Annual Updates to the SIMD Income and Employment Domains

In response to user feedback, annual updates to the SIMD Income and Employment Domains have been published using the latest data available to track changes between updates to the SIMD.

August 2010

SIMD 2009 Version 2 General Report

An update to the SIMD 2009 General Report has been published following the SIMD 2009 Income Domain revision in July 2010.

July 2010
SIMD 2009 Income Domain Revision

When providing Scottish Government with tax credit data, HMRC mistakenly included adults and children in benefit households who also receive money through the tax credit system, resulting in some double counting of income deprived people. This was corrected and an opportunity was taken to update the SIMD 2009 income domain further. The income domain of SIMD 2009 and the overall SIMD 2009 ranks were revised to give SIMD 2009 Version 2. The rest of the SIMD 2009 and previous versions of the index are unaffected.

 

Below are papers providing key results from SIMD 2009 Version 2, background and explanation for the revision, and detailed analysis of the impact of moving from SIMD 2009 to SIMD 2009 Version 2.

October 2009

SIMD 2009 General Report
(SIMD 2009 Version 2 General Report now published - see August 2010 entry above.)

An initial analysis of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2009. The report also contains a preliminary analysis of relative change in deprived areas between the SIMD 2004, 2006 and 2009 and each of the domains.

SIMD 2009 Guidance Leaflet

The SIMD 2009 guidance leaflet contains information on appropriate and inappropriate use of the SIMD 2009 and how to assess change over time between SIMD 2004, 2006 and 2009

SIMD 2009 Online Statistical Compendium

An online statistical compendium of data and analysis of the overall index and each domain, particularly at the local authority level.

SIMD 2009 Technical Report

A detailed online technical report which includes a description of the methodology and information about each individual indicator.

SIMD 2009 Summary of Methodological Changes

This document summarises how the indicators to be used in SIMD 2009 will differ from those used in SIMD 2006.

June 2009

Consultation on proposed outputs for SIMD 2009 and A summary of consultation responses including action taken or planned

OCS consulted users on what outputs they would like to see produced for SIMD 2009. The responses received have been summarised and action has been taken or is now planned by OCS to meet user demand wherever possible.

October 2006

SIMD 2006 General Report

An initial analysis of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2006. The report also contains a preliminary analysis of relative change in deprived areas between the SIMD 2004 and SIMD 2006 and each of the domains.

SIMD 2006 Guidance Leaflet

The SIMD 2006 guidance leaflet contains information on appropriate and inappropriate use of the SIMD 2006 and how to assess change over time between SIMD 2004 and SIMD 2006

SIMD 2006 Online Statistical Compendium

An online statistical compendium of data and analysis of the overall index and each domain, particularly at the local authority level.

SIMD 2006 Technical Report

A detailed online technical report which includes a description of the methodology and information about each individual indicator.

November 2005

SIMD 2004 Methodology Evaluation and the Scottish Executive's Official Response

The Scottish Executive's Long Term Strategy for Measuring Deprivation included a commitment to evaluate the statistical techniques used in SIMD 2004. On 3 November 2005, the Scottish Government published an evaluation of the statistical techniques in SIMD 2004, conducted by the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics (RCB), University of Glasgow. A statistical publication notice, containing the Scottish Executive's official response was published alongside the report.

September 2005

Social Focus on Deprived Areas 2005

The Social Focus on Deprived Areas 2005, published on 27 September 2005, is a compendium of statistics providing detailed information on the depth and concentration of poverty and disadvantage in deprived areas as defined by the SIMD 2004.

 June 2004

SIMD guidance leaflet

A guidance leaflet outlining how the SIMD 2004 can and can't be used.

SIMD 2004 Summary Technical Report and Detailed Technical Report

The SIMD Summary Technical Report, published alongside the SIMD in June 2004 provides a clear overview of the methodology used to develop the SIMD 2004 and presents initial Local Authority level summary results. A more technical report, describing the methodology used to create the indicators, domains and overall index, was published at the later date of 25th October 2004.

August 2003

Measuring Deprivation in Scotland : Developing a Long-Term Strategy and the Scottish Executive's Official Response

In August 2003 the Scottish Executive published a report from the Scottish Centre for Research on Social Justice (SCRSJ) called 'Measuring Deprivation in Scotland : Developing a Long-Term Strategy'. The final report was based on a wide ranging consultation process and built on the Scottish Indices of Deprivation 2003 (SID 2003). Through a steering group, consultation on the interim report and public meetings the views of central and local government, community groups, academics and the wider general public were sought. The Scottish Executive response, in which the Scottish Executive accepted all of its recommendations, was published alongside the final report.

February 2003

Scottish Indices of Deprivation 2003

Prior to the creation of SIMD 2004, an interim index - providing a relative ranking of electoral wards in Scotland - was produced by Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Social Work and published in February 2003.