Glasgow Health Inequalities Map

Glasgow Health Inequalities Map

Based on SIMD 2020 Health Inequalities data.  Glasgow City is divided into 746 SIMD zones each containing an average population of 800 people.  Of these zones, 385 are classified by the Scottish Government to the two lowest deciles; that is locations with the lowest 20% of health status in the whole of Scotland.  In terms of people it means that 50% of Glasgow’s population (311,000 people out of 621,000) are living in areas classified as the most health deprived in Scotland.  These citizens in Glasgow City are, on average, experiencing a high burden of diseases and poor health during their lifetime from health conditions associated with poverty and deprivation.  It is not surprising that Glasgow City’s population has the lowest life expectancy of any Local Authority in Scotland (follow link for graphs).

Note that each zone is unique and levels represent average deprivation within the zone.  It does not mean that all households in a zone have the same level of deprivation; some clusters of higher or lower levels may exist within a zone depending on how the boundaries are set.

Figure 1  Map of Glasgow’s 746 SIMD zones grouped into health inequality deciles according the the Scotland wide position. The most deprived areas in respect to health  (decile 1) are coloured deep pink while the zones that are least deprived (decile 10) are dark green.  Zoom in using the [ + – ] buttons and drag the map and or the legend to fit.


For details of the oversight and methodology of the data collection used by the Scottish Government please see:

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