Indicators

All the indicators used in our look-up tool are derived from publically available government data sets and have been converted from a range of geographic areas to parish boundaries by the Church of England’s Research and Statistics division.

For more information on this conversion process please download our methodology paper

Indicator

 

Definition

Source

Overall deprivation

 

Ranking on the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation scale, relative to other parishes nationally or in the same diocese. The IMD is a composite measure based on 38 indicators in 7 domains: income, employment, health and disability, education, housing and services, crime, and living environment

Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2015

(https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015)

Child poverty rank

 

Ranking on the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation child poverty index, relative to other parishes nationally or in the same diocese. Based on the proportion of all children aged 0 to 15 living in income deprived families. Income deprived families are defined as families that either receive Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee) or families not in receipt of these benefits but in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit with an equivalised income (excluding housing benefit) below 60 per cent of the national median before housing costs.

IMD 2015: Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI)

(https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015)

Child poverty percentage

 

The proportion of all children aged 0 to 15 living in income deprived families. Income deprived families are defined as families that either receive Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee) or families not in receipt of these benefits but in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit with an equivalised income (excluding housing benefit) below 60 per cent of the national median before housing costs.

IMD 2015: Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI)

(https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015)

Working-age poverty rank

 

Ranking on the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation employment deprivation domain, relative to other parishes nationally or in the same diocese. Based on the proportion of working-age adults who experience income deprivation. This includes those in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Carer's Allowance.

IMD 2015: Employment Deprivation domain

(https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015

Working-age poverty percentage

 

The proportion of working-age adults who experience income deprivation. This includes those in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Carer's Allowance.

IMD 2015: Employment Deprivation domain

(https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015

Pensioner poverty rank

 

Ranking on the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation older people index, relative to other parishes nationally or in the same diocese. Based on the proportion of all those aged 60 or over who experience income deprivation. This includes adults aged 60 or over receiving Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee).

IMD 2015: Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (IDAOPI)

(https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015)

 

Pensioner poverty percentage

 

The proportion of all those aged 60 or over who experience income deprivation. This includes adults aged 60 or over receiving Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee).

IMD 2015: Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (IDAOPI)

(https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015)

 

Life expectancy (boys)

 

The average number of years a man would live, if he experienced the particular area’s age-specific mortality rates.

ONS 2014: Health expectancies at birth and at age 65 in the UK

(http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/healthexpectanciesatbirthandatage65intheunitedkingdom/previousReleases)

Life expectancy (girls)

 

The average number of years a woman would live, if she experienced the particular area’s age-specific mortality rates.

ONS 2014: Health expectancies at birth and at age 65 in the UK

(http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/healthexpectanciesatbirthandatage65intheunitedkingdom/previousReleases)

No qualifications

 

Percentage of adults aged 16 - 70 with no academic, vocational or professional qualifications.

Census 2011

(https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/2011census)

Social housing

 

Percentage of households living in local authority or housing association properties.

Census 2011

(https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/2011census)

Lone parenthood

 

Lone parent households as a percentage of all households with dependent children.

Census 2011

(https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/2011census)

People living on their own

 

Proportion of single person households.

Census 2011

(https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/2011census)

Older population

 

Percentage of population aged 65 and over.

Census 2011

(https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/2011census)

Ethnic diversity

 

Percentage of population who are not white British.

Census 2011

(https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/2011census)

NOTES

  1. In very diverse areas, our calculation process may lead to inconsistent figures and should always be tested with knowledge of what is known on the ground. 
  2. When analysing parish data, it is important to consider that the population of some parishes is very small and so the percentages may be high even though relatively few households are affected. Other than the overall deprivation measure, data for parishes with populations of less than 500 have been omitted.
  3. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this data, but please contact us (bethany.eckley@cuf.org.uk) if you have concerns about the figures given for your parish.