Indices of Deprivation

Indices of Deprivation 2019

OCSI have been commissioned to update the English Indices of Deprivation on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

This is the second consecutive update to the Indices of Deprivation we are involved in and are thrilled to be co-leading the project alongside We feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work on such an important data source once again.

The indices update is scheduled for publication in Summer 2019. The English Indices of Deprivation 2019 will retain and replicate the model of multiple deprivation used in 2015.

If you have any questions on the update, please get in touch with the Indices team on

We have updated the Indices of Deprivation 2015

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.

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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

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English Indices of Deprivation 2015 

English Indices of Deprivation 2015: Research Report

English Indices of Deprivation 2015: Technical Report


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