Local economy, labour market and deprivation data can be viewed in the following Cambridgeshire Atlases:

Cambridgeshire Atlas | Deprivation shows the Indices of Deprivation 2010 and 2007, Child Well-being Index and the Economic Deprivation Index 2008 and more.

Cambridgeshire Atlas | Ward Profiles displays the number in employment in an area as well as the number of out-of-work benefits claimants.

Indices of Deprivation and Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)

The 2007 Indices of Deprivation were updated by the 2010 Indices of Deprivation.

The domains are used individually to identify areas that are deprived in terms of specific issues. They are also combined using a weighting system to calculate the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 (IMD 2010).

The seven individual domains are

  • Income
  • Employment
  • Health deprivation and disability
  • Education, skills and training deprivation
  • Barriers to housing services
  • Crime
  • Living environment

There are also two supplementary indices:

The Indices of deprivation and IMD is calculated for small areas; geographies known as Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs), each of which contains on average 1,500 residents.

The IMD 2010 Summary Briefing is a report which highlights the key findings for Cambridgeshire. The IMD 2010 Full Report is also available.

Mapping Poverty in Cambridgeshire 2009

It is important to understand economic inequalities, particularly under the current difficult economic circumstances. Mapping Poverty in Cambridgeshire 2009 shows the extent and concentration of low-income households in the county, using housing and council tax benefit claims as an indicator of low income.

Please see our Cambridgeshire Atlas | Deprivation pages for links to the Mapping Poverty in Cambridgeshire 2009 interactive atlas and related information.