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

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, and spent over £52m through its charitable activities last year according to the government charities register. It’s focused on youth unemployment and poverty, targeting unemployed 13-30 year olds and those at risk of exclusion. It supports different projects and schemes[…]

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Is the lottery a ‘tax on the poor’?

‘Public Theology’ think tank Theos assessed whether the UK lottery was ‘progressive’ or ‘regressive’ in its distribution of ‘good cause’ funding versus player characteristics. First they analysed the characteristics of lottery players, drawing on several different studies to show that lottery play was more common in lower social classes (by[…]

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Smoking

Rates of smoking by IMD score

Here’s some ONS data on differences between smoking rates in more and less deprived areas. They combined a 2012 household survey with IMD2010 to get a picture of how rates vary by deprivation: A clear correlation with deprivation appears, with both men and women in the most deprived 20% being[…]

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Where to live?

It’s always interesting to see how private businesses use the Indices of Deprivation to create new products – often mapping or area statistics based. Some of these are based around the housing market and targeted at potential house buyers, integrating the Indices of Deprivation into an ‘area lookup’ function. For[…]

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The Church and Community Fund

The Church and Community Fund

It’s always interesting finding examples of the different charities that use Indices of Deprivation to target initiatives. For example the Church and Community Fund gives grants to projects run by Anglican churches or organisations working in partnership with the Church. Targeting is based on deprivation: “Projects that are seeking grants must[…]

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Are betting shops targeting the poor?

Source: Guardian, Campaign for Fairer Gambling, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/28/englands-poorest-spend-gambling-machines

Source: Guardian, Campaign for Fairer Gambling The Guardian ran an article on research by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling that suggests bookmakers are concentrated in, and take more money from, areas of higher deprivation as measured by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2010. Find out more: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/28/englands-poorest-spend-gambling-machines

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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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Deprivation and Cancer

As cancer is the leading cause of death for most age groups in the country, health organisations and academics are obviously concerned about identifying health inequalities and potential causes among the population. There is a substantial body of research from different countries on this – a quick google scholar search[…]

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