English indices of deprivation

This collection brings together all documents relating to English indices of deprivation.


  1. Documents

The Department for Communities and Local Government is updating the indices of deprivation, including the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). The work is being carried out by Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI).

The indices of deprivation 2015, which had been provisionally timetabled for publication in July, will be published in September. This change is for operational reasons, to allow additional time for production and quality assurance of the indices.

The department will confirm the exact publication date at least 4 weeks in advance. The date will be posted on this page and on the statistics release calendar. An email alert will be sent to registered users when the date is announced.

The department held a consultation in late 2014 on a modest number of proposed changes to indicators. The government response was published in March 2015.

You can register for alerts about the indices by emailing

Archived indices

This site includes statistics from 2010 onwards. Earlier versions of the English indices of deprivation are available from the National Archive.