Poverty Map

The map below visualises Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 data within parishes, showing areas of relative deprivation or affluence.

To search the map, enter a postcode or parish name, followed by ‘UK’ e.g. Herne Hill, UK.

The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 (IMD) attempts to measure a broader concept of deprivation by bringing together 7 domains: income; employment; health and disability; education; housing and services; crime; and living environment.

IMD is a relative measure that is used to compare areas; it is not a direct measure of deprivation. Other direct measures, such as child poverty or working age poverty, are necessary to develop a full understanding of an area.

It is important to note that not every person in a deprived area will themselves be deprived. Equally, there will be some deprivation even in more affluent areas.

For more information about IMD data, please visit this page.

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