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 population group): babies born to parents in high-deprivation areas are more likely to be of low birthweight than those in low-deprivation areas.
    • third graph (by health board): the proportion of babies who are of low birthweight is similar across most of Scotland.
  • Concentrations of worklessness:
    • first graph (over time): over the last decade, claimant numbers in the areas with the most claimants have fallen at a slightly slower rate than those in the areas with the least claimants.
    • second graph (rates): around a third of working-age people receive out-of-work benefits in the areas with the highest concentrations. This compares with around 15% in areas with average concentrations.
    • third graph (shares): around 40% of working-age recipients of out-of-work benefits live in a fifth of small areas, whilst the other 60% live outside of these areas.
  • Excess winter deaths:
    • first graph (over time): each year around 2,000 more people aged 65 and over die in winter months than in other months.
  • Homelessness:
    • first graph (over time): the number of households who are newly homeless has remained unchanged over the last seven years.
    • second graph (by household type): three-fifths of those officially recognised as homeless are single adults with no dependent children. Most of the others are lone parents, with relatively few being couples.
    • third graph and map (by local authority): every local authority has a homelessness problem, but West Dunbartonshire, Falkirk and Glasgow have the greatest problems.
  • Burglaries:
    • first graph (over time): the number of burglaries recorded by the police is now a third of what it was in the mid 1990s.
    • second graph (by local authority): in terms of recorded crime, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee have the most burglaries.