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Deprivation Indicators

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average score and rank of multiple deprivation was for each constituency in England according to the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2007. (245143)

I have been asked to reply.

Statistics from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2007 have not been produced for parliamentary constituencies.

The Indices of Deprivation 2007 (ID 2007) were constructed at Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) level. LSOAs are consistent in size and over time, and allow identification of small pockets of deprivation. There are 32,482 LSOAs in England. Because parliamentary constituencies are relatively large and subject to boundary change, indices are not produced at this geographical level.

Six summary measures of the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2007 have been produced at both local authority district and unitary authority levels. The summary measures at district level focus on different aspects of multiple deprivation in the area. The six measures are average score, average rank, extent, local concentration, income scale, and employment scale.

IMD07 and the local authority summaries can be found here:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/communities/neighbourhood renewal/deprivation/deprivation07/