This information comes from the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020. The SIMD is a tool for identifying the places in Scotland where people are experiencing disadvantages across different aspects of their lives.
The SIMD gives a percentage ranking for each small area, or data zone, which shows how deprived that area is compared to other areas. These are the most deprived areas in Edinburgh.
5. Restalrig and Lochend
Restalrig and Lochend are also on the list. The statisticians who put together the index state that deprived doesn't just mean "poor" or "low income"
Appearing for the first time, but not the last, is Niddrie. Niddrie is a residential suburb situated on the south-east of the city, near Fort Kinnaird retail park
As the SIMD involves ranking 6,976 “datazones”, which are essentially small postcode areas, the same place name might appear twice in a list, the way Niddrie has
Also appearing a second time is Muirhouse. The name Muirhouse is derived from a mansion which was built on the edge of Wardie Muir, designed by R&R Dickson in 1830, completed in 1832