Indices of Deprivation 2015

The English Indices of Deprivation 2015 (ID 2015) were published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on 30 September 2015. They represent the fourth release in a series of statistics produced to measure various forms of relative deprivation at a local level, providing an update to the Indices of Deprivation 2004, 2007 and 2010.

As with the previous Indices, ID 2015 are measured at the geographical level of Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA), each of which contained a population of about 1,500 residents at the time of the 2011 Census. When ID 2015 were published, there were 32,844 LSOAs throughout England, of which 109 are within Basingstoke and Deane.

For each LSOA, ten indices are produced, apart from the overall Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD 2016). There are seven domain indices (from which the IMD is constructed), covering:

  • income
  • employment
  • health and disability
  • education, skills and training
  • barriers to housing and services
  • crime
  • the living environment
  • as well as two supplementary indices, covering income deprivation affecting children and older people respectively.

The Indices have been mapped against the borough's wards as they have existed since May 2008. A spreadsheet showing the levels of deprivation in each LSOA within Basingstoke and Deane relative to the results throughout England is available below. It must be stressed that whilst referred to as the Indices of Deprivation 2015, most of the data relates to 2012/13, just as ID 2010 used data mainly from 2008. ID 2015 is the first to incorporate 2011 Census data.

In addition to the LSOA level analysis, five summary measures are provided at local authority level, each focusing on a different aspect of multiple deprivation. For three of the five measures, Basingstoke and Deane remains within the least deprived 20% of local authorities; likewise, within the 'Rank of Local Concentration', which identifies 'hot spots' of deprivation, the borough remains within the 30% least deprived; the borough is ranked among the least deprived nationally under the final measure, as no LSOAs are within the 10% most deprived nationally under the overall IMD.

More information about the concept and methodology behind the Indices of Deprivation, together with datasets covering the whole of England, can be found at

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 explorer allows users to view the data for each domain on an interactive map:


Excel document Indices of Deprivation 2015 (XLSX) [38 kb]

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