Carstairs Scores for Scottish Postcode Sectors, Datazones & Output Areas from the 2011 Census
posted on: Nov 12, 2014
Carstairs deprivation scores, originally created in 1981, provide a measure of material deprivation. Four census variables (male unemployment, no car ownership, overcrowding and low social class) were used in the creation of the score. As near as possible the same four variables have been used to update Carstairs scores decennially, despite changes to the definition of some of the variables over time. Researchers at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow have now updated Carstairs scores for 2011 for Scottish postcode sectors and for the first time datazones and output areas. The 2011 report, and associated data files, can be found here (http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/publications/carstairs-scores.html).