Scotland

Location of low income

Key points

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Graph 1: Working-age by local authority

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Map 1: Working-age

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Graph 2: Retirement-age by local authority

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Map 2: Retirement-age

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Definitions and data sources

There is no direct data on the location of low income people within Scotland.  In this context, this indicator looks at the location of people who are reliant on the state for their income.

For all the graphs and maps, the data is for the month of February of the latest year.

The first graph shows how the proportion of the working-age population who are in receipt of a key out-of-work benefit varies by local authority.  The map shows the same data but by data zone.

'Key out-of-work benefits' is a DWP term which covers the following benefits: Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Carer's Allowance.  Note that this list is slightly different from 'key benefits', which also include Disability Living Allowance.

The second graph shows how the proportion of people aged 60 and over in receipt of the guaranteed part of Pension Credit varies by local authority.  The map shows the same data but by data zone and using the number of people of pensionable age as the denominator (estimates of the numbers of people aged 60 and over not being available at a data zone level).

The data source for both the graphs and maps is the DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.  The data has been analysed to avoid double-counting of those receiving multiple benefits by matching data from individual samples.

Overall adequacy of the indicator: limited.  The data is considered to be very reliable but is only an indication of geographic variations in low income.

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