The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is the official measure of deprivation in England and an updated version has been published by the government on September 26th 2019.

Index of Multiple Deprivation – how it works explains the things you need to know before exploring the results, including a summary of the data used in the IMD. (It is best to view this on a full-size screen rather than a mobile phone.)

∗ Our first analysis of the key findings is now available in this storymap Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 Key Findings  This storymap doesn’t open in some older browsers. If you can’t open it then download this version Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 Key Findings PDF

∗ An interactive map of the IMD results for Leeds is now available IMD 2019 Leeds map

We will publish further resources and analysis of the results on the Leeds Observatory as they become available.

You can download our Full results for Leeds spreadsheet which has the results for the overall IMD and the separate domains. It includes a ward column and highlights the most deprived 1%, 3% and 5%. It is important to remember that a lot of the data is from 2015/2016 so it will not reflect recent changes.

For more information about the Index of Multiple Deprivation, see the Frequently Asked Questions  produced by the government.

Our resources from the previous Index of Multiple Deprivation (2015) can be found below.

Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 resources

Leeds IMD 2015 map with 1%, 3% and 5% areas is an interactive map showing Leeds neighbourhoods (LSOAs*) coloured according to their level of deprivation with the most deprived 10% in England coloured dark blue. Ward boundaries can be switched on or off, and there is the option to highlight neighbourhoods in the most deprived 1%, 3% or 5% in England.

Domains of deprivation 2015 storymap shows a separate map for each domain of deprivation. This is good for exploring a particular type of deprivation, like employment, health or education. It’s also good to zoom into a particular area of Leeds and see how the results vary for the different types of deprivation.

Full Leeds IMD 2015 results spreadsheet  – download this if you want all the IMD 2015 Leeds results on a spreadsheet. It also shows which neighbourhoods (LSOAs*) are in the most deprived 1%, 3% and 5% in England.
Leeds wards IMD 2015 ranking – download this for a chart showing Leeds wards ranked by the number of neighbourhoods (LSOAs*) in the most deprived 10% in England.

*See Guidance for an explanation of LSOAs.

Other poverty and deprivation resources

As well as the Index of Multiple Deprivation data, there is other information about deprivation across the Leeds Observatory. The following sections are particularly relevant:

Leeds Poverty Fact Book

Economy and Employment theme includes data about benefit claimants, unemployment and fuel poverty.

Children & Young People theme includes data about child poverty.

Financial Inclusion section has information about the work of the Financial Inclusion team, including problem gambling and poverty research.

The Leeds Joint Strategic Assessment (Leeds JSA) aims to provide a shared understanding of key health and wellbeing needs and inequalities within Leeds. It includes analysis of the wider factors that influence health and wellbeing.