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Aberdeenshire's economy

Aberdeenshire 2021 Economic Bulletin (PDF 1.2MB) provides a snap shot of Aberdeenshire’s economy with information on employment, employment sectors, annual pay, oil and gas industry, airport passengers and the coronavirus job retention scheme.

Aberdeenshire’s Economy Quarterly Bulletin (PDF 383KB) gives the latest figures and infographics on unemployment, house building, house prices, national insurance registrations, pensions, oil prices, hotel occupancy and airport passenger numbers.

Aberdeenshire Unemployment Figures July 2020 (PDF 168KB) provides an update showing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local labour market.

Aberdeenshire’s Labour Market Profile provides the latest information on employment, unemployment, occupations and labour demand amongst other useful data. 


The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is the Scottish Government’s official tool for identifying small areas of deprivation across Scotland. It measures deprivation for data zones in 7 different categories:

  • Income
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Geographic access to services
  • Crime

These are then combined to give each data zone an overall SIMD score and ranked to allow for comparison across different parts of Scotland. 

The 2020 SIMD was released on 28th January. A summary of the results for Aberdeenshire are available in the Aberdeenshire SIMD 2020 V2 Briefing Note (PDF 143KB) and Aberdeenshire SIMD 2020 V2 Ranking (XLSX 3.1MB). Guidance on how to use the SIMD is provided in our SIMD V2 Toolkit (PDF 1.35MB). View interactive mapping of the SIMD 2020 for the whole of Scotland.

The 2016 SIMD reports provide detailed figures, maps and analysis to show how Aberdeenshire and areas within Aberdeenshire compare with other parts of Scotland:

The Scottish Government publishes their own SIMD for each council area.

View 2012 SIMD results for Aberdeenshire (PDF 64KB).

Employment land and industrial estates

The Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Business and Industry Land Audit 2023 (PDF 2MB) provides information on the supply and availability of employment land for business and industry uses in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. It gives details of how much of the land in each local authority area is marketable, immediately available, under construction or constrained and shows the annual take up of land which has been built out. 


Household Income Bulletin 2023 (PDF 551KB) gives average and lower quartile household income for towns and villages in Aberdeenshire and looks at change over the last five years.


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