How do we compare councils?

To understand why variations in cost and performance are occurring, councils work together to ‘drill-down’ into the benchmarking data across service areas. This process has been organised around ‘family groups’ of councils so that we are comparing councils that are similar in terms of the type of population that they serve (e.g. relative deprivation and affluence) and the type of area in which they serve them (e.g. urban, semi-rural, rural). The point of comparing like with like is that this is more likely to lead to useful learning and improvement.

Family Groupings for Children, Social Work and Housing indicators

Areas with lower levels of deprivation

Areas with higher levels of deprivation

Family Group 1

 

East Renfrewshire

East Dunbartonshire

Aberdeenshire

Edinburgh, City of

Perth & Kinross

Aberdeen City

Shetland Islands

Orkney Islands

Family Group 2

 

Moray

Stirling

East Lothian

Angus

Scottish Borders

Highland

Argyll & Bute

Midlothian

Family Group 3

 

Falkirk

Dumfries & Galloway

Fife

South Ayrshire

West Lothian

South Lanarkshire

Renfrewshire

Clackmannanshire

Family Group 4

 

Eilean Siar

Dundee City

East Ayrshire

North Ayrshire

North Lanarkshire

Inverclyde

West Dunbartonshire

Glasgow City

Family Groupings for Environmental, Culture & Leisure, Economic Development, Corporate and Property indicators

Rural

Urban

Family Group 1

 

Eilean Siar

Argyll & Bute

Shetland Islands

Highland

Orkney Islands

Scottish Borders

Dumfries & Galloway

Aberdeenshire

Family Group 2

 

Perth & Kinross

Stirling

Moray

South Ayrshire

East Ayrshire

East Lothian

North Ayrshire

Fife

Family Group 3

 

Angus

Clackmannanshire

Midlothian

South Lanarkshire

Inverclyde

Renfrewshire

West Lothian

East Renfrewshire

Family Group 4

 

North Lanarkshire

Falkirk

East Dunbartonshire

Aberdeen City

Edinburgh, City of

West Dunbartonshire

Dundee City

Glasgow City

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