This page contains an interactive map which shows deprivation based on income across Scotland’s data zones as published by the Scottish Government in Jan 2020.  The map shows two main reasons for income deprivation:  rural isolation such as in Harris and Lewis and the South West of Scotland and zones associated with post-industrialisation concentrated in Glasgow, towns in the Central Belt and West Scotland, areas of Fife and Dundee city.

The most deprived zones are depicted in purple and the least deprived zones in green and the zones are grouped into decile ranges. There is a pop-up if you hover over a zone which provides additional information: Data Zone ID, Local Authority, plus the ranks for overall-SIMD2020, income_domain2020, health-domain2020 and employment-domain2020.

This is a large file (approx. 30mb) because it contains map coordinates necessary to draw the 6976 data zones. It takes 3 – 4 seconds to load – so please be patient. Once it downloads you will be able to move it around and zoom in to visualise areas in more detail. Densely populated areas appear black before you zoom in because the data zones are tightly packed but will become clearer in close up view. Shetland isles are just off the top of the map but are visible when the chart is pulled down.

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