Some parts of Rutherglen and Cambuslang are still among the most disadvantaged in Scotland, according to grim new statistics. Central Rutherglen is among the top 200 in terms of deprivation and occupies the 66th worst criminal zone. The reformer can reveal that several communities in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are among the most disadvantaged in Scotland. Having existed as a Lanarkshire hamlet in its own right for more than 800 years, Rutherglen lost its own local council in 1975 and became an administrative part of the district council of the city of Glasgow in the Strathclyde region (together with neighboring Cambuslang).
Rutherglen isn't such a bad place, there are worse places to live and there are better ones too. If you only work in Rutherglen you can stay in Croftfoot or Kings Park, which are not far away and are quite decent in some parts. The areas of Rutherglen and Cambuslang are among the poorest in Scotland, according to statistics from the Scottish Multiple Deprivation Index. By analyzing income, employment, health, education, housing and crime, the Scottish Multiple Deprivation Index (SIMD) shows that thousands of people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Detailed statistics released by the Scottish Government show that parts of Rutherglen Central, Springhall, Fernhill, Burnhill, Whitlawburn, Westburn, Halfway and the Circuit are among the richest five percent of the country's poorest areas. Rutherglen is in the 69th percentile of safety, meaning that 31% of cities are safer and 69% of cities are more dangerous.