The Indices of Deprivation 2015 (ID2015) were released on the 30 September 2015. The indices are combined together to form the composite Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 (IMD2015). In total there are seven indices:

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

The data is measured at Local Super Output Area (LSOA) level. Raw data for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been released on our open data portal. This examines scores both for overall IMD and for each of the seven indices in turn. Ranks are displayed both at a national level and also at a local level. Likewise, the decile breakdown is displayed with both national and local comparison.

A summary report for Cambridgeshire has also been produced (updated 10/02/16). An interactive atlas has also been produced, outlining the indices for Cambridgeshire, and a static map of the national rankings for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been made.

National rankings outline a general picture that is consistent with that from previous iterations of the IMD – namely, Fenland demonstrates higher degrees of deprivation. For 2015 it is the only district with LSOAs which fall in the 10% most deprived nationally (4 LSOAs).

Overall, 16 LSOAs fall within the 20% most deprived nationally - this is an increase from 9 in 2010. Of these 16 LSOAs, 12 are located within Fenland.

South Cambridgeshire presents as the district with lower levels of deprivation. However, by rank all districts present with higher rates of deprivation, with the exception of Cambridge City.

The Indices are also pulled together to explore deprivation relating to children and older people. These are known as the:

  • Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI)

  • Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (IDAOPI)

Static maps for the IDACI and IDAOPI can be found below.

We are in the process of analysing the data for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in more depth - further reports and interactive maps will be made available on this page in due course.

Further detail on the IMD2015 and its datasets are available from the DCLG website.