FOI Ref: ​FOI/2022/4638

You asked

​Please can your report under FOI the 20 most deprived local authority areas in England according to the most up to date deprivation index.

We said

Thank you for your request.

The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is the responsibility of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (formerly the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government). The index has not been updated since 2019:

However, on 2 November, ONS released the first of a series of 2021 Census topic summaries - Demography and migration: Census 2021 in England and Wales:

Within this release is an article on household deprivation, together with a dataset (TS011 – Households by deprivation dimensions) for Local Authorities. We have included this dataset in the associated download named 'Household deprivation by Upper Tier Local Authorities Code.xlsx'.

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