Updated Scotland indicators

  • Lacking essentials:
    • first graph (by item/activity – adults): many people on low incomes say that they cannot afford selected essential items or activities – but so do quite a lot of people on average incomes.
  • Low birthweight babies:
    • fourth graph (compared to Great Britain): the proportion of babies who are of low birthweight in Scotland is similar to the Great Britain average.
  • Infant deaths:
    • first graph (over time): children born to parents from manual backgrounds are around twice as likely to die in their first year of life as those born to parents from non-manual backgrounds.
  • Young adult suicides:
    • first graph (over time): there are around 100 suicides amongst young adults aged 15-24 each year, mostly males. This is less than a decade ago.
  • Premature death:
    • sixth graph (by local authority – selected diseases): the standardised mortality rate for stomach cancer, lung cancer and heart disease in Glasgow is almost twice as high as that in the best areas.
  • Older people with no private income:
    • first graph (over time): around 140,000 pensioners have no income other than the state retirement pension and state benefits.
    • second graph (not contributing – by income): the proportion of workers without a current pension increases as household income decreases. Two-thirds of those in the poorest fifth do not have a current pension.
    • third graph (not contributing – by age): for all ages from 40 to 60, around a third of workers do not have a current pension.
  • Without a bank account:
    • first graph (over time): the proportion of low-income households with no bank account is an order of magnitude less than a decade ago.