Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) index guidance, technical information and background documentation.
WIMD 2019: guidance
WIMD 2019 was published on 27 November 2019. WIMD is a complex product, and we’re keen to ensure that it is used and interpreted correctly by all users.
What is the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation and how should it be used?
WIMD 2019: technical report
WIMD 2019: deep-rooted deprivation
A new analysis of deep-rooted deprivation was included in the WIMD 2019 results report.
Small areas (LSOAs) of ‘deep-rooted’ deprivation are those that have remained within the top 50 most deprived, roughly equal to the top 2.6%, small areas in Wales for the last five publications of WIMD rankings (WIMD 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2019). The data that underlies this analysis is published on StatsWales, alongside guidance on how the data can and cannot be used.
This data has been provided to help users to identify areas which have left, joined or remained in the most deprived group. However, care should be taken in using ranks to infer change over time. Reasons for this include alterations to the geographical boundaries of LSOAs and index design changes between iterations. See the Summary of WIMD Index changes below for more details.
Please also note that WIMD is a measure of relative deprivation and therefore doesn’t give an indication of the level of deprivation in small areas or how this has changed over time. For more details, see the spreadsheet of data underlying deep-rooted deprivation analysis on the WIMD 2019 Index webpage or on StatsWales.
WIMD 2019: development
WIMD 2019 was published on 27 November 2019.
In October, we published a blog to update you on development work, as well as a timetable of planned outputs.
On 10 April 2019 we published the 'Summary of responses' and 'Full responses' documents relating to our consultation on proposals for indicators that will feed into the next Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2019.
Postcode look ups
The postcode look ups below allow you to assign any postcode data you may have to WIMD data and various geography groups.
WIMD 2014: guidance
WIMD 2014: technical report
WIMD 2014: development
A series of technical papers relating to the development of WIMD 2014.