Welcome to OCSI's Indices of Deprivation resource site! A hub of Indices of Deprivation related delights.

What can and can’t you use the indices for?

The Department for Communities and Local Government have published official guidance on using the indices of deprivation – access the full document here. The annex contains a full list of the data files and supporting documents released for the 2015 Indices. Part of the guidance that might be particularly relevant for users[…]

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Using this site

Use categories on the left to search the site for users of the Indices of Deprivation by sector: central government, local government, the media, health, private sector, academics/researchers, and the third sector. There’s a breakdown of the different sectors here. Use tags to look for specific ways the IMD has been used. Some tags[…]

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‘Life on the line’ – life expectancy gaps across Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network

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A quick piece here on an excellent dataviz created by University of Manchester researchers. Dr Kingsley Purdam and his team mapped female and male life expectancy and IMD deciles across different areas of Greater Manchester to Metrolink tram stops. The result demonstrates striking disparities over relatively short distances – for example between[…]

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Grow Wild reaching deprived areas

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Wild flower campaign Grow Wild –  recently voted the UK’s best environmental project in national lottery awards – has had particular impact in deprived areas. According to interviews and focus groups conducted by Forest Research people in the most deprived areas benefitted most from community projects and seed kits provided through the programme,[…]

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Socioeconomic deprivation and barriers to live-donor kidney transplantation – a study

According to this study published in BMJ Open there is an interesting health inequality associated with deprivation and kidney disease. The research cites previous studies showing that: “people from socioeconomically deprived populations are more likely to have Chronic Kidney Disease, more likely to require dialysis, but less likely to receive a live-donor[…]

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Deprivation and gentrification in London

As this article in the Telegraph discusses, researchers from Cambridge devised a method to identify gentrifying areas in London, comparing social media data (twitter and foursquare) with the Indices of Deprivation. “Researchers compared half a million tweets and Foursquare check-ins across more than 40,000 London locations, with area deprivation scores. They found that less[…]

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Teach First and IDACI

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Teach First is an educational charity that targets educational disadvantage by coordinating teacher training placements in deprived schools. Participants gain qualified teacher status through a paid two year training programme. The government’s charity register lists Teach First as having spent over £45 million on charitable activity over the last year and[…]

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Marmot Indicators

UCL’s Institute of Health Equity  publishes ‘Marmot Indicators’ inspired by the well known Marmot Review of 2010 (previously covered on this resource). These include economic, health and education indicators picked to represent the “social determinants of health, health outcomes and social inequality.” These indicators are contrasted at local authority level with[…]

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Mental healthcare in deprived areas

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of York has found a potential association between deprivation, higher mental health needs and worse mental health outcomes. According to the summary article on the University of York’s website, deprived communities in England tend to have more mental health referrals from medical[…]

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Premier League Poverty

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Academic/blogger Alasdair Rae (often featured on this site) has used the data from our updated Indices of Deprivation to demonstrate the area deprivation of Premier League Football team home grounds. Overall they tend to be in relatively deprived areas – he notes that “more than half of all Premier League[…]

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STREAM data service

STREAM is a local information system for North Yorkshire and York (STatistics REsearch And Mapping) and they have recently updated with Indices of Deprivation 2015 data. The site is free for anyone to use and has a wealth of statistics available, with service information such as schools as well as[…]

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Norfolk Insight

Norfolk County’s online data resource Norfolk Insight has been updated with the 2015 Indices. What is interesting about this site is the area profile tool which lets visitors to the site create a simple deprivation report for different areas within Norfolk – at CCG level, local authority district and LSOA.

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