Guide to Deprivation Resources

Deprivation theme – profiles and map

All the data under the Deprivation theme is from the Index of Multiple Deprivation. When you click on Deprivation it opens a Leeds summary.
Profiles for wards and other geographies are accessed from the submenu at the top.

Map – this lets you choose data to display on a map. But for Index of Multiple Deprivation we recommend you try our ready-made map first – Leeds IMD map with 1%, 3% and 5% areas
Profiles (local areas) – information for wards and other geographies.

Guidance about the Index of Multiple Deprivation

Index of Multiple Deprivation and Leeds storymap – This is a good place to start. It explains how the Index of Multiple Deprivation works and introduces the deprivation map of Leeds.

Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 Infographic– This provides a very simple overview of the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 Guidance  – a guidance document produced by the government which expands on the information in the infographic and has links to further information.

Domains and Indicators – a list of the data used in the different domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Other Index of Multiple Deprivation resources

Leeds wards IMD ranking – shows Leeds wards ranked by the number of LSOAs in the most deprived 10% in England.

Full Leeds IMD results spreadsheet  – download this if you want all the Leeds results on a spreadsheet. It also shows which LSOAs were in the most deprived 1%, 3% and 5% in England.

Deprivation data for postcodes

If you want deprivation data for postcodes (e.g. to see if service users are coming from deprived areas), use this tool –

You just need to paste in your postcodes, or upload a file. The results might look a bit off-putting if you’re not used to the Indices of Deprivation, because it supplies figures for all the separate domains as well as the overall IMD.
What you need is column F – Index of Multiple Deprivation Decile. 1 is the most deprived 10% in England and 10 is the least deprived 10%.

Other deprivation resources on the observatory

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:

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

Financial Inclusion section has information about the work of the Financial Inclusion team, including the Leeds Poverty Fact Book and problem gambling research.

Reports in the Public Health documents section have a lot of information about deprivation and health.