We have updated the Indices of Deprivation
We have updated the Indices of Deprivation on behalf of Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). The English Indices of Deprivation (published in September 2015) provide a relative measure of deprivation in small areas across England. They are a crucial resource for a huge number of organisations to guide the allocation of resources.
This data is used to produce the overall Index of Multiple Deprivation. This is a combination of a number of the other indices to give an overall score for the relative level of multiple deprivation in every neighbourhood in England.
All the small areas in England can be ranked according to their Index of Multiple Deprivation score; allowing users to not only identify the most and least deprived areas, but also to compare different areas within England. Each of the separate domains has their own scores and ranks allowing users to focus on specific aspects of deprivation.
Indices of Deprivation resource site
In addition to updating the Indices of Deprivation, we have been researching how different sectors are using the Indices.
We are publishing our case studies, findings and data visualisations on a new Indices of Deprivation resource site. This is a freely available site and a one-stop shop for anybody looking to find examples of how the Indices of Deprivation have been used.
Do you and your organisation use Indices of Deprivation in your work? We would love to hear from you. Get in touch at [email protected]