Index of Multiple Deprivation

  • What is it?

    The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2015 is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas (or neighbourhoods) in England ranked from 1 (most deprived area) to 32,844 (least deprived area).

  • How does it work?

    It is common to describe how relatively deprived a small area is by saying whether it falls among the most deprived 10 per cent, 20 per cent or 30 per cent of small areas in England (although there is no definitive cut-off at which an area is described as ‘deprived’).

    To help with this, deprivation ‘deciles’ (10 equal groups from the least to the most deprived areas) are published alongside ranks.

    Full guidance may be found here -

  • How can I find the latest information?

    The 2015 data for Winchester District by small areas known as Lower Super Output Areas can be viewed in the link file on this page.

    The 2015 data may also be viewed in map form at the link below -