Updated Scotland indicators

  • Low birthweight babies:
    • first graph (over time): the proportion of babies born with a low birthweight is similar to a decade ago.
    • second graph (by deprivation of area): babies born to parents in high-deprivation areas are much more likely to be of low birthweight than those in low-deprivation areas.
    • third graph and map (by health board): the proportion of babies who are of low birthweight is similar across most of Scotland.
  • Wanting paid work:
    • fourth graph and map (by local authority): the proportion of the working-age population who lack, but want, paid work is twice as high in Inverclyde, Glasgow and North Ayrshire as in some other local authority areas.
  • Premature deaths:
    • first graph (over time): Throughout the last decade, the rate of premature deaths in Scotland has been much higher than in England and Wales.
    • second graph (compared with the rest of Great Britain): premature deaths are much higher in Scotland than elsewhere, particularly for men.
    • third graph and map (by local authority): the rate of deaths of those aged under 65 in the worst area – Glasgow – is twice as high as in some other authorities.
  • Burglaries:
    • first graph (over time): the number of burglaries recorded by the police has halved over the last decade.
    • second graph (by local authority): in terms of recorded crime, Aberdeen has by far the greatest burglary problem.