Child Index WIMD 2011

Local area information from the WIMD Child Index 2011

The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2011: Child Index is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales for children, and was published by the Welsh Government's Statistical Directorate alongside the main WIMD on 31 August 2011.

The indicators included in the Child Index are focused on the child population and the types of deprivation which might be expected to affect children. The Child Index is made up of seven separate 'domains' of deprivation, weighted as shown:

  • Income (35.3% of the overall Child Index)
  • Health (17.1%)
  • Education, skills, and training (17.1%)
  • Geographical access to services (12.2%)
  • Housing (6.1%)
  • Physical environment (6.1%)
  • Community safety (6.1%)

Note: unlike the main WIMD, an Employment domain is not included in the Child Index.

Also included on this page is a ranked summary table of the Child Index 2011 for Torfaen's 60 LSOAs (in overall terms and for the domains within the Child Index), and the full rankings for LSOAs in Wales.

Guidance on how to use the child index and the Child Index 2011 - Technical Documents are available to download.

Last Modified: 22/08/2022
For more information contact:

Research Team
Tel: 01495 766259

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