Health Board Area 2006

The 14 Health Board Areas (HBAs) are responsible for local health care in Scotland.

They report to the Scottish Government and are based on groups of the local government districts that existed before the introduction of council areas in 1996. This means that although most HBs cover one or more complete council areas, there are cases where council areas are split.

More information can be found in the 2011 Census Geography Classifications Information note within the 2011 Census Supporting Information section of the NRS website.