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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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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