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Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD)

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  • Release date: 26 November 2014
WIMD is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales. It is designed to identify those small areas where there are the highest concentrations of several different types of deprivation.

Upcoming revision to WIMD 2014 - 13 July 2015

This is to inform users that an error has been identified in third party data inputting to the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2014, and a revision will follow in August. This affects the income domain indicator, and feeds into the income domain ranks and overall WIMD 2014 ranks.

The 'Notice of upcoming revision' provides more information on the detail and likely impact of the error, as well as an update on other publication plans for 2015, including data and analysis by age group.

WIMD 2014

WIMD 2014 was published on 26 November 2014, using more up-to-date data and improved indicators based on lessons learnt from the production of previous Indexes.

WIMD is currently made up of eight separate domains (or types) of deprivation: income; employment; health; education; access to services; community safety; physical environment and housing. Each domain is compiled from a range of different indicators.

A package of products is available relating to WIMD 2014

  • Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2014
  • Executive summary
  • Guidance on use
  • How WIMD is constructed - Infographic
  • Frequently asked questions
Technical Information
  • Technical report
  • Data quality report - To be published in due course under 'Background information'
  • Overall and domain ranks for each Lower Super Output Area (MS Excel)
  • StatsWales
  • WIMD interactive tool (maps and data)
Deprivation in Rural Areas
  • A guide to analysing deprivation in rural areas
  • Exploration of unemployment in Wales by settlement type for small areas


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