These statistics update the English indices of deprivation 2015.
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.
The statistical release and FAQ document (above) explain how the Indices of Deprivation 2019 (IoD2019) and the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD2019) can be used and expand on the headline points in the infographic. Both documents also help users navigate the various data files and guidance documents available.
The first data file contains the IMD2019 ranks and deciles and is usually sufficient for the purposes of most users.
Mapping resources and links to the IoD2019 explorer and Open Data Communities platform can be found on our IoD2019 mapping resource page.
Further detail is available in the research report, which gives detailed guidance on how to interpret the data and presents some further findings, and the technical report, which describes the methodology and quality assurance processes underpinning the indices.