Friday, 20 September 2013

A map of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation

I published a map of deprivation in Wales yesterday, using data from the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2011.
In my previous posts on deprivation maps, I have focused on the map design themselves rather than the important information that the maps contain. This is simply because I feel more qualified to comment on the presentation rather than the data itself.

Alasdair Rae's site on the Scottish index has an explanation page which is useful for gaining a better understanding of deprivation maps in general. The Welsh Government's WIMD 2011 page includes a guidance document which explains how the deprivation indices are calculated.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation yesterday published a report on poverty and social exclusion in Wales.

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