Key Poverty Statistics
Scotland is well served with regular and reliable information on
national levels of poverty in Scotland.
Scottish Government Analytical Pages
The income and poverty statistics web pages provides information
about income and poverty statistics for Scotland. It includes the
latest publications, a broad range of Family Resources Survey based
analyses relating to income and low income in Scotland as well as
performance against UK child poverty targets
Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics is the Scottish Government's
on-going programme to improve the availability, consistency and
accessibility of small area statistics in Scotland.
Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)
The SIMD provides a wealth of information to help improve the
understanding about the outcomes and circumstances of people living
in the most deprived areas in Scotland.
Scotland Performs measures and reports on progress of government
in Scotland in creating a more successful country, with
opportunities for all to flourish through increasing sustainable
Department of Work
DWP publish a range of statistics that provide information about
DWP's client groups, benefits, employment programmes, estimates of
households living in poverty and other areas that the Department is
The Office for National Statistics produces independent
information to improve our understanding of the UK's economy and
This site monitors what is happening to poverty and social
exclusion in the UK and has material organised around 100
statistical indicators covering all aspects of the subject, from
income and work to health and education. The
latest updates are available here.
Public Health Observatory
Along with summary data and statistics, they aim to provide
background information, interpretation, policy notes, commentaries
on data sources, references and links to further information for a
wide range of topics relating to the health of the Scottish
Information Statistics Division of NHS National Services
There are a number of general public health and health
improvement measures which help to measure progress in tackling
poverty, ranging from rates of smoking, drug misuse and alcohol
consumption to data on sexual health outcomes.