Sub Health and Social Care Partnership Areas

Defined in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 as a smaller area within the borders of a Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

Each sub area (also referred to as Locality or Community Partnership) has been agreed in consultation with local professionals and communities and relates to natural communities. They take locations of GP practices into account. They form a best-fit to the 2011 Data Zones and vary in size according to local circumstances.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source All HSCPs have submitted geographies created locally
Author Geography, Population and Deprivation Team
Maintainer Open Data Team
Last Updated May 21, 2024, 10:02 (BST)
Created June 12, 2018, 15:13 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Subject Geography
Frequency Updated as boundaries change
Time frame of data and timeliness Correct upon release any further changes or updates to boundaries will be revised accordingly
Coverage Built on 2011 Data Zones complete coverage to Health and Social Care Partnerships
Completeness All Health and Social Care Partnerships
Accuracy Best-fit to 2011 Data Zones; 100% fit to Health and Social Care Partnership areas
Continuity of data Initial methods of creating the localities varied between Health and Social Care Partnerships and included use of building-block geographies, use of best-fit building-block geographies, communities and drawing lines on a map.
Concepts and definitions Sub HSCP Areas are also referred to as Localities or Community Partnership. These have been developed locally for local analysis and is a not common geography used for national analysis.
Disclosure No disclosure has been applied
Revision statement Revisions are made by individual Health and Social Care Partnership
Official statistics designation Non-official statstics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Reporting for HSCPs
Format csv
Language English

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 Part 2 Community Planning: Guidance

Aberdeen City HSCP

Aberdeenshire HSCP

Angus HSCP

Argyll and Bute HSCP

Clackmannanshire and Stirling HSCP

Dumfries and Galloway HSCP

Dundee City HSCP

East Ayrshire HSCP

East Dunbartonshire HSCP

East Lothian HSCP

East Renfrewshire HSCP

Edinburgh HSCP

Falkirk HSCP

Highland HSCP

Inverclyde HSCP

Midlothian HSCP

Moray HSCP

North Ayrshire HSCP

Orkney Islands HSCP

Renfrewshire HSCP

Scottish Borders HSCP

Shetland Islands HSCP

South Ayrshire HSCP

South Lanarkshire HSCP

West Dunbartonshire HSCP

West Lothian HSCP

Western Isles HSCP


Perth and Kinross HSCP

Glasgow City HSCP

North Lanarkshire HSCP

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