English Indices of Deprivation 2004 released

The ODPM today released the English Indices of Deprivation 2004 (ID 2004) which were produced by the Social Disadvantage Research Centre at Oxford University, with many of OCSI’s consultants playing key roles in the project. The ID 2004 is based on 37 indicators which highlight characteristics of deprivation such as unemployment, low income, education and health deprivations, poor living environments, and barriers to housing and services. The index is based on 32,482 ‘Super Output Areas’, which are new geographical units. Jeff Rooker, Minister for Regeneration said: “The increased detail provided by this new information offers a great insight into the geographic pattern of deprivation in England as never seen before … From the Government and local authorities to practitioners at the grass roots level, the new indices will help focus our efforts to tackle disadvantage and create sustainable communities.”

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