Indices of Deprivation maps for every Local Authority in England

Put together by Alasdair Rae, this page provides access to an Indices of Deprivation 2015 shapefile, plus a map for every local authority in England. The shapefile was created by joining the original data from the Department of Communities and Local Government to a generalised LSOA boundary file sourced from the ONS Geography portal. This file also contains details of each area’s score from the 2010 Indices of Deprivation – and whether or not an individual LSOA remained unchanged.

There are two different links to the Local Authority maps. The first link provides higher quality maps based on full resolution LSOAs, with place names. The place names are sourced from OpenStreetMap so in some areas there are more named places than others. It does vary across the country but in general it works quite well. The second series of maps is the set Alasdair produced originally.

There is also a little 2010 Indices of Deprivation inset map so that you can make some kind of visual comparison between the two datasets. All maps are 150dpi so will be fine for general use (PowerPoint, Word, etc). Feel free to use these maps if you find them useful – no permission required.


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