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Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)

\ˈɪndɛks\ \ʌv\ \ˈmʌltəpəl\ \ˌdɛprəˈveɪʃən\

A UK government qualitative study of deprived areas in English local councils (with similar measures produced for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

The most recent study (released in 2015) covers seven aspects of deprivation:

  • Income
  • Employment
  • Education, skills and training
  • Health deprivation and Disability
  • Barriers to Housing and Services
  • Crime
  • Living Environment
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