Geography, Population and Deprivation (GPD) Team
The Geography, Population and Deprivation (GPD) Team provide analytical advice and support relating to geography, population and deprivation.
This website contains the lookup files used in health analyses as well as information and guidance relating to the use of the files.
The latest updates from the GPD team can be seen below:
National Records of Scotland (NRS) have recently published 2014-based population projections for the years 2014-2039 by NHS Board and Council Area.
As a result of this, the lookup files in the population projections section have been updated.
2016_2 Postcode to Deprivation Lookups
The postcode to deprivation lookup files in the sections below have been updated based on the 2016_2 NRS Scottish Postcode Directory (SPD):
2016_2 Scottish Postcode Directory (SPD)
National Records of Scotland (NRS) have recently released the 2016_2 Scottish Postcode Directory (SPD).
The files in the Geography section have been updated.
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2016
In August 2016, the Scottish Government published the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2016 (SIMD 2016).
The ISD population-weighted lookup files are available from the SIMD section.
Mid-Year Population Estimates for 2015 and Corrected 2012-2014
National Records of Scotland (NRS) have recently released the mid-year population estimates for 2015 for Council Area and Health Board, as well as correcting the years 2012-2014.
As a result of this, the lookup files in the population estimates section have been updated.
Health and Social Care Partnerships/ Integration Authorities
Health ad Social Care Partnerships (officially known as Integration Authorities) are now live, effective from 1st April 2016.
This press release from the Scottish Government contains some further information.
The new geography has been added to the Standard Geography Codes Register for Scotland and will be included on the National Records of Scotland (NRS) Scottish Postcode Directory from the 2016_2 version onwards.
Launch of statistics.gov.scot
The Scottish Government's Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS) is now no longer available, and has been replaced by the SG's new open data publishing platform statistics.gov.scot.
statistics.gov.scot is a new site for publishing the data behind our official statistics in Scotland; it replaces the previous Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS) system. You can access data by theme, organisation or geography. You can also search for datasets, places or enter your postcode to find data about your local area. The data can be viewed as tables, maps and charts or downloaded in various formats. You can continue to access a range of small-area statistics as you would through SNS and the SG will be making more data available to you in the coming months.