Indices of Multiple Deprivation

Indices of Multiple Deprivation

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). 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. In total there are seven indices:

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


    Summary Report for Cambridgeshire has been produced (updated 10/02/16). You can visualise IMD through our ‘interactive map’ and ‘interactive reports’ whilst a Summary 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 in Cambridgeshire 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)