Thursday, October 08, 2015

Mapping English Deprivation

Last week the UK government released the 2015 Indices of Deprivation for England. The indices provide information on the relative rates of deprivation and help to identify the most deprived areas in the country. The government also released an interactive map which allows the public to easily explore the data by location.

The Index of Multiple Deprivation Explorer allows you to view choropleth layers for a number of the indices. If you select a Lower Super Output Area level area (LSOA) on the map  you can explore the details for each of the indices. The details show how the area ranks within the 32,844 LSOAs in England for the selected index.

The map side-panel also shows how neighboring LSOAs rank for the same selected index of deprivation.

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