SIMD Health Indicator

In the SIMD Health indicator, only five of Scotland’s most deprived 10% of areas are in Grampian – 4 in Aberdeen City, 1 in Moray and none in Aberdeenshire. The proportion of Scottish/British in both the most and least deprived areas (in health terms) is similar – around 75%. However, the latter include a large proportion of people in the ‘other white’ category. Based on country of birth data for these data zones, most of these are from wealthier countries, including the USA, Canada, and EU pre-2001 countries (France, Germany, Italy, etc). On the other hand, ‘white’ ethnic minorities in more deprived areas tend to be from poorer countries in Eastern Europe.

Data Source:  2020, SIMD 2016 and 2020; Scotland’s Census , Tables LC2205SC and QS203SC.
Category:  Discussion & Text
Topics:  Ethnicity  Health  Poverty