While IMD is principally used for looking at small areas DCLG does provide some summary data for larger areas e.g. Local Authorities. However, the pattern of deprivation across large areas can be complex. In some areas, deprivation is concentrated in pockets, rather than evenly spread throughout. In some other areas the opposite picture is seen, with deprivation spread relatively evenly throughout the area, and with no highly deprived areas.
This report shows information on IMD and the underlying domain indices.
More information on IMD can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015
How does Suffolk rank across the different deprivation indices?
Scores are calculated across a number of domains. The table and chart below show details on how Suffolk ranks in each of those domains. Ranks are out of the 152 upper tier local authorities with a rank of 1 being the most deprived.
Deprivation within Suffolk
The pie chart shows the proportion of LSOAs within Suffolk that lie within each decile. Decile 1 represents the most deprived 10% of LSOAs in England while decile 10 shows the least deprived 10% of areas.