Kelso South Scottish Borders S01005415

Ward: Kelso South

Local Authority: Scottish Borders (Contact Council)


In the latest Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) this area was ranked 4,847 out of 6,505 in Scotland, where 1 was the most deprived and 6,505 the least.

This is broken down further by income; employment; health; education, barriers to services; housing; and crime.

Overall: 74% Better than 74% of areas in Scotland

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
24% Complete (very good)

Income Deprivation: 66% Better than 66% of areas in Scotland

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
16% Complete (very good)

Employment: 63% Better than 63% of areas in Scotland

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
13% Complete (very good)

Health: 48% Better than 48% of areas in Scotland

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
-2% Complete (very good)

Education: 81% Better than 81% of areas in Scotland

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
31% Complete (very good)

Barriers to Services: 91% Better than 91% of areas in Scotland

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
41% Complete (very good)

Housing: 66% Better than 66% of areas in Scotland

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
16% Complete (very good)

Crime: 82% Better than 82% of areas in Scotland

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
32% Complete (very good)

Full details of the Index of Deprivation are available from the Scottish Government Website: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012.



  • Deprivation Index last published: 2015 (England), 2014 (Wales), 2012 (Scotland)
  • Census last published for 2011
  • School league tables published annually
  • House prices published quaterly