These statistics update the English indices of deprivation 2010.
The English indices of deprivation measure relative deprivation in small areas in England called lower-layer super output areas. The index of multiple deprivation is the most widely used of these indices.
Most of the data used for these statistics are from 2012 to 2013.
The guidance note (above) explains how the index of multiple deprivation can be used, and expands on the headline points in the infographic. It also helps users navigate the various data files and documents available.
The first data file contains the index of multiple deprivation ranks and deciles, and is sufficient for the purposes of most users.
Data is also published as Open Data (linked data format).
Other documents include a statistical release which presents the main findings and background to the indices and a frequently asked questions document which includes information on a range of tools available to help you use the data such as the indices of deprivation 2015 explorer and other mapping tools.
The research report gives detailed guidance on how to interpret the data and presents some further findings. The technical report describes the methodology and quality assurance processes underpinning the indices.