Mapping changing London deprivation – Oliver O’Brien

Here’s an excellent blog post by Oliver O’Brien, a researcher at UCL Department of Geography. He has published a few different maps on the CDRC maps platform (a mapping tool which features deprivation as well as consumer and retail datasets) showing overall multiple deprivation as well as changes in multiple deprivation and the crime domain between the 2010 and 2015 indices.

The map shown below suggests a large reduction in relative deprivation in London.

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Zooming in on these maps you can see that Oliver’s maps include housing and streets – as he explains in a separate post, this was inspired by Charles Booth’s famous poverty map:

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This map shows the relative speed of change in the Crime Domain of deprivation across the Greater London area:

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The mapping is not restricted to London – it covers the whole of England, so you can see how your local area fares on these statistics. Read the full article for Oliver’s analysis and some interesting examples.

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