Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2014: LSOA Profiles

Local information from the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2014

The latest Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation was released by the Welsh Government on 26 November 2014. The Index, which has been developed 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 Index published in 2011. As before, WIMD is made up of eight separate domains (or types) of deprivation: Income; Employment; Health; Education; Access to Services; Community Safety; Physical Environment and Housing. Each domain is compiled from a range of different indicators.

The 2014 Index uses the Office for National Statistics 'Lower Super Output Area' (LSOA) geography as its reporting unit, which sub-divides Wales into 1,909 separate geographical areas with an average population of 1,600.  There are 60 of these LSOAs within Torfaen, all of which currently nest within Torfaen’s 24 Electoral Divisions or Wards.

In WIMD 2014, the following Torfaen LSOAs are in the most deprived 10 per cent in Wales:

Torfaen LSOA (Wales Ranking, 1-191)

  • Trevethin 1
  • Upper Cwmbran 1
  • Pontnewydd 1

We have prepared a series of WIMD 2014 local area profiles, which detail LSOA rankings within each of Torfaen's Electoral Divisions for the multiple Index and by individual domain (therefore reflecting specific kinds of deprivation).

Also available on this page is a summary table of the WIMD 2014 and domain rankings for Torfaen's 60 LSOAs and files containing the full set of rankings for LSOAs in Wales.

The 2011 (and earlier) WIMD results are available on request. However, it is important to note that the deprivation rankings from the 2014 Index should not be directly compared with those from previous indices, due to methodological reasons including changes in the Index domains and indicators over time.

If you would like any further information or data from the Deprivation Index, please contact the Research Team.

The 2014 Child Index, the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales for children be published early 2015. Further information on the Child Index, including the 2011 data are available and will be updated in due course.

Guidance on how to use the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation is available here.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Research Team
Tel: 01495 766259
Email: research@torfaen.gov.uk

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