DISCLAIMER: Every 10 years, alongside the release of the Census data, the ONS redraw the boundaries for our statistical geographies. Approximately 10% of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in the county changed in 2021.  Data published before this date will use the old 2011 LSOAs and some government departments will continue to use the old 2011 LSOAs for a number of years. Following the release of the 2021 LSOAs the “Local Names” for each LSOA (e.g. WESTGATE 1) have changed, some areas may have the same Local Name but refer to different areas with different boundaries. When doing comparisons between different data sets please use the LSOA codes as well as the names to check whether areas are comparable, you can also check the 2011 and 2021 LSOA boundaries using our Boundary Atlas to view any boundary changes and name changes between 2011 and 2021.

This Overview provides an analysis of the latest indices of deprivation within Gloucestershire

This presentation summarises the key headlines for Gloucestershire 

The Indices of Deprivation 2019 are national measures based on 39 indicators, which highlight characteristics of deprivation such as unemployment, low income, crime and poor access to education and health services. The 2019 indices offer an in-depth approach to pinpointing small pockets of deprivation.  Each indicator was based on data from the most recent time point available.  Using the latest data available means there is not a single consistent time point for all 39 indicators.  

The indices are a key measure used by Central Government to help target policies and funding to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities. The headline measure is the Index of Multiple Deprivation. This can be analysed in more depth by looking at the seven distinct domains of deprivation:

  • Income Deprivation
  • Employment Deprivation
  • Health Deprivation and Disability
  • Education, Skills and Training Deprivation
  • Barriers to Housing and Services
  • Crime
  • Living Environment Deprivation

and the two supplemental indices:

  • Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI)
  • Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (IDAOPI)​

The indices use Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA). These are small geographical units averaging 1,600 people and provide an in-depth appreciation of variations in deprivation at a local level.



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