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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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Indices of Deprivation and Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Insight have added Indices of Deprivation 2015 data for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Compared to 2010, four out of the five Cambridgeshire districts now rank as more deprived nationally; Cambridge City ranks as less deprived. Cambridgeshire now (in IMD 2015) has 16 LSOAs in the 20% most deprived nationally –[…]

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Housing market volatility and deprivation

This 2011 report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) examined housing market volatility with a view to the socio-economic aspects. The authors claim that house price volatility disproportionately affects more deprived areas and noted strong regional differences in average house prices that reflect differences in terms of regional deprivation. As housing market growth[…]

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Poverty, Ethnicity and Place

This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysed the link between area deprivation, poverty and ethnicity in England, drawing on existing research. They found that ethnic minorities were concentrated in deprived areas relative to non-deprived areas: “The proportion of ethnic minority people living in deprived neighbourhoods (according to IMD scores)[…]

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