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Economic Deprivation Index (EDI)

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Overview

Title

Economic Deprivation Index (EDI)

Description

Economic Deprivation Index (EDI) is a deprivation index that has been produced using consistent methodology in order to track Income and Employment deprivation over time. The EDI provides consistent LSOA level scores for the ID Income and ID Employment domains for 2001-2009. In addition a measure of child income deprivation is also included. his release presents the economic deprivation index and the children in income-deprived households index. These indices track levels of economic deprivation from 1999 to 2009 in small areas in England called lower-layer super output areas (LSOAs).

Source

Communities and Local Government (CLG)

Coverage

Geographic coverage

England

Geographic units

Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA), Local Authority District (LAD), County/Unitary Authority

Time coverage (most recent)

2009

Time coverage

1999 to 2009

Update frequency

Annually

Data quality

Type of data

Administrative data

Reliability

As the IMD is based on standardising and combining multiple indicators, use caution if using for performance measurement and trend analysis

Additional information and context

Background information

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Notes on using

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