(See the previous post for background information on the Indices of Deprivation 2010)
Overall, the IMD 2010 shows broadly similar results to the older IMD 2007 – areas that were deprived in 2007 are still in the main those that are highly deprived in 2010 (with a correlation of 0.986 between the 2 timepoints). Overall 66% of areas in England are in the same ‘decile’ (10% band) of the IMD 2010 as they were in 2007.
Similarly, there is little change at the top of the rankings, with the top 2 most deprived Local Authorities on IMD 2010 the same as in 2007. The top 5 most deprived LAs are (2007 ranks in brackets):
However the general agreement between the 2010 and 2007 datasets masks a dynamic picture of deprivation patterns for local areas, including:
We’ve been hard at work providing the data and visualisations to our Data Packs users, exploring why the IMD2010 is still important, and identifying the headline national and local messages. For further analysis of the Indices and other key social and economic data, please get in touch!
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