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Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation

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  • Release date: 22 October 2018
The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) is designed to identify the small areas of Wales that are the most deprived.

WIMD 2019 Consultation

We are now consulting on indicators to include in the next Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation. The next index will be published in autumn 2019.

The consultation will be open for response for 8 weeks and closes on Monday 17 December 2018.

You can find our proposals for indicators to feed into WIMD 2019 as well as the response survey on our consultation page.

We are consulting on what indicators to include in each of the 8 domains in WIMD.

The consultation covers:

  • proposed changes to some existing indicators included in WIMD 2014
  • potential new data sources and indicators
  • how to prioritise the potential new data sources.

Learn more about our proposals and have your questions answered by joining our WIMD webinars:

  • Wednesday 7 November, 10:30 to 12:00
  • Thursday 29 November, 14:00 to 15:30 (Welsh only)
  • Monday 3 December, 10:30 to 12:00
For login details  please email

WIMD 2014

The most recent WIMD was published in 2014. However a selection of indicators used within WIMD are updated in between full index updates. For more information please visit our webpage on WIMD indicator data.

Revision to the WIMD 2014 report

A small amount of data in the WIMD 2014 report was revised in 2015 due to the Department for Work and Pensions discovering an error in tax credit data that affected the income indicator used in WIMD.

You can read a summary of the key changes (PDF, 0.3MB) made as a result of this revision.

The WIMD 2014 report

In 2014 we published the latest index and the latest small area rankings for 8 different types of deprivation.

Altogether, we published:

We also published guidance for WIMD (this can be found on the 'Background information' tab).

The WIMD 2014 interactive tool

This interactive tool (external link) is a great way to view deprivation statistics for small areas of Wales (called Lower Super Output Areas or LSOAs for short).

Screenshot of the interactive tool for the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation

Type in a postcode or area to view deprivation information for the LSOA that place falls in, relative to other LSOAs across Wales.

You can also look at deprivation for different geographies such as local authorities and constituencies.

You can view the data through a map or by using our “barcode” charts.


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