Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Google Map of English Deprivation

England Deprivation Mapped

The most deprived area in England is Jaywick Sands in Essex, according to this deprivation map of the country.

The Guardian newspaper has taken the Indices of Multiple Deprivation published by the Department for Communities and Local Government to create this Google Map of deprivation in England. The Indices look at poverty across a number of indicators to try and work out which places in England are the poorest.

The Guardian has added the data to Google Fusion tables along with shapefiles for individual wards from the Office for National Statistics. The result is this Google Map that allows you to click on any location on the map and find out its 'Deprivation Score' and 'Deprivation Rank'.

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