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Council performance, statistics and spending


Statistics on deprivation.

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The main areas of deprivation

There are 122 data zones (small population units) in total across the East Renfrewshire area and of these there are 8 data zones that are amongst  per cent of the most deprived areas within Scotland. Locally, 5,453 people (6 per cent of the population) live in these concentrated 7 zones of deprivation.

Most deprived data zones in East Renfrewshire 8 data zones that are amongst 20% of the most deprived areas within Scotland
 Name of data zone
S01008316Dunterlie, East Arthurlie and Dovecothall
S01008315Dunterlie, East Arthurlie and Dovecothall
S01008313Dunterlie, East Arthurlie and Dovecothall
S01008314Dunterlie, East Arthurlie and Dovecothall
S01008309Dunterlie, East Arthurlie and Dovecothall
S01008299West Neilston and Uplawmoor
Total8 data zones

Working age benefits

2,770 people across East Renfrewshire receive Employment Support Allowance. That's equivalent to around 4.9 per cent of people aged 16 to 64. Around 45 per cent of ESA claimants have been in receipt of this benefit for between 2 and 5 years and a further 23 per cent of these claims have been running more than 5 years.

Roughly 660 people in East Renfrewshire claimed Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit with a requirement to look for work each month across 2017/18. In March 2018 this figure had risen to 695, an increase for a third consecutive month. However, the DWP acknowledges that as Universal Credit continues to roll out, the number of people recorded as being on the Claimant Count is therefore likely to rise. With a claimant rate of 1.2 per cent of East Renfrewshire's working age population, this is less than half of the Scottish average rate of 2.6 per cent and is also the lowest claimant rate in mainland Scotland. 

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