Please note, Scottish Government uses affordability calculations for Housing Need and Demand purposes, in relation to the need for new houses. The methodology for this is different to the calculation here, which looks at the ratio of private rental prices and local housing allowance. More detail on Scottish Government’s calculations can be found here.
The rental affordability ratio is calculated by dividing the lower quartile of weekly private sector rent of each accommodation type by the weekly Local Housing Allowance rate of each accommodation type. A larger rental affordability ratio means that an area is less affordable whereas a smaller ratio means that an area is more affordable. Figures have been rounded to 2 decimal places