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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Richmond deprivation report

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DataRich, a public data and analysis site for Richmond-upon-Thames, published this briefing note using the updated Indices statistics. The short report is an interesting example of how areas like Richmond-upon-Thames that are relatively less deprived than most can still make use of the Indices by identifying local changes in relative deprivation or[…]

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HS2

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The sustainability statement for the planned ‘phase two’ extension of the high speed rail link – which would go from Birmingham further north to destinations like Manchester and Leeds – contains a socio-economic appraisal which makes heavy use of deprivation statistics to claim various local development and regeneration opportunities. The[…]

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Nottingham Insight

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Nottingham city council created comprehensive online area profiles through a collaborative effort with partner organisations like the local NHS and police. This includes a powerful online mapping tool which features a plethora of statistics on demographics, crime, economy and deprivation (IMD score) at ward level as well as mapping features from streetlights to youth centres and[…]

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MoD using the IMD

According to Hansard records from October 2001 the Ministry of Defence uses the Index of Multiple Deprivation “to inform decisions such as unit moves, site rationalisations and investment decisions on new facilities” I managed to find an example of this in practice – an MoD Strategic Environmental Assessment from November[…]

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Pupil absence and IMD

IMD pupil absence

In a study by the University of Sheffield’s Social & Spatial Inequalities Research Group, the Indices of Multiple Deprivation were used to look at pupil absence inequalities. Secondary school pupil absence is an indicator in the Education, Skills and Training Domain of the IMD, measured as “the proportion of authorised and unauthorised absences[…]

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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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