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Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2014 - local area information from the latest WIMD.

The latest Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD 2014) was originally published by the Welsh Government (WG) on 26 November 2014. 

Deprivation is defined by WG as "the lack of access to opportunities and resources which we might expect in our society". The Index, which has been developed as a means to identify and understand local area deprivation and to support the effective local targeting of resources and policy, provides the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales.  WIMD 2014 updates the previous index published in 2011.  

WIMD is now made up of eight separate domains (or types) of deprivation: income; employment; health; education; access to services; community safety; physical environment and housing.  More detailed information on the latest Index, including the full results for local areas in Swansea and guidance on how the data should be used, is available via the WIMD 2014 page.

A Child Index - as a subset of the main WIMD - had been produced regularly by WG in recent years, although this was not undertaken in 2014. Instead, WG later published a separate area-based analysis of child deprivation, as part of series of articles and resources.  WG are also publishing regular indicator data for the different domains, and (for some indicators) by age group.

The next WIMD is planned for 2019.

If you would like any further information about WIMD, or other statistics related to aspects of deprivation, please contact us.

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