Research and analysis

Social mobility index

The social mobility index sets out the differences between where children grow up and the chances they have of doing well in adult life.

Documents

The Social Mobility Index

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Data for the social mobility index

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Detail

The report compares the chances for children from poorer backgrounds:

  • doing well at school
  • finding a good job
  • having a decent standard of living

The methodology report:

  • explains which data was used
  • defines social mobility and disadvantage
  • explains how to understand and use the data spreadsheet

The data spreadsheet shows the social mobility index by local authority.