Is Rutherglen a Deprived Area?

Rutherglen and Cambuslang have long been known as some of the most disadvantaged areas in Scotland, according to recent statistics. Central Rutherglen is among the top 200 most deprived areas in the country, and is the 66th worst criminal zone. The Scottish Multiple Deprivation Index (SIMD) reveals that many communities in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are struggling with poverty. Rutherglen has been a part of Lanarkshire for over 800 years, but in 1975 it became an administrative part of the city of Glasgow in the Strathclyde region, along with Cambuslang.

Despite this, there are still some decent places to live in Rutherglen, such as Croftfoot and Kings Park. The SIMD statistics show that thousands of people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are living in poverty. Areas such as Rutherglen Central, Springhall, Fernhill, Burnhill, Whitlawburn, Westburn, Halfway and the Circuit are among the poorest five percent of Scotland. In terms of safety, Rutherglen is in the 69th percentile, meaning that 31% of cities are safer and 69% of cities are more dangerous.

Leo Evans
Leo Evans

Dr Leo Evans is a distinguished EdTech Founder and Group CEO, currently steering the helm at Spires Online Tutors & The Profs, both renowned educational platforms. With a profound background in financial economics, Leo has transitioned from a successful tenure as a Vice President at J.P. Morgan to becoming a pivotal figure in the e-learning industry. His academic journey, crowned with a PhD from the Imperial College Business School, laid a solid foundation for his ventures in the educational sector. Leo's passion for education is mirrored in his role as a co-founder at Spires Online Tutoring, where he has been instrumental in leveraging machine learning algorithms to facilitate seamless tutor-student interactions across the globe. His innovative spirit also led to the creation of BitPaper, a collaborative online whiteboard that has revolutionised online teaching and learning. Leo's commitment to excellence is reflected in the numerous accolades and recognitions his initiatives have garnered over the years, including making it to the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2019. As a former lecturer at the Imperial College Business School, Leo has a rich history of imparting knowledge in various financial domains.

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