Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015
The Department of Communities and Local Government has published the latest Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). The IMD 2015 provides a relative ranking of areas across England according to their level of deprivation and is based on the concept that deprivation consists of more than just poverty.
Southampton is ranked 67th on the overall IMD 2015 out of the 326 Local Authorities in England (1 equals the most deprived). Previously for IMD 2010 Southampton ranked 81st so has become relatively more deprived. The majority of the data underpinning the IMD 2015 represents 2012/13.