The Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) are used extensively to analyse patterns of deprivation and inform the identification of areas by local and central government that would benefit from special initiatives or programmes and as a tool to determine eligibility for specific funding. The latest IMD 2010, produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government updates earlier versions of the Indices with more recent data. Where possible the indicators used in this release relate to 2008, for many indicators more recent data were not available at the time of index construction.
An Atlas of Deprivation 2010 for England has been produced to aid interpretation of the Indices of Deprivation.
Please note that the Atlas is in the open Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. This requires either an SVG-enabled web browser such as Firefox, Apple Safari (desktop edition is required) or Opera. Most Internet Explorer users will need to download and install the Adobe SVG viewer software which is available free of charge.
The Atlas of Deprivation 2010 allows the quick identification of individual ranks for each Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA) nationally by local authority for seven domains and for an overall Index of Deprivation. The LSOA ranks go from 1 for the most deprived LSOA to 32,482 for the least deprived of the 32,482 LSOAs in England.
The seven domains are:
Health Deprivation and Disability
Education, Skills and Training
Barriers to Housing and Services
There is also supporting information about the IMD 2010.
Individual deprivation scores and ranks by LSOA are published on Neighbourhood Statistics, under the Indices of Deprivation and Classification Topic.
Source: Office for National Statistics
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