24 April 2014

Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM) 2010 Report Launched


The Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM) 2010 report has been released by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).

The NIMDM 2010 identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across Northern Ireland. It updates and replaces the NIMDM 2005 as the official measure of deprivation in Northern Ireland. Key Facts include:
  • The NIMDM 2010 provides a relative measure of deprivation in small areas across Northern Ireland.
  • The main NIMDM 2010 results are presented at the Super Output Area geography which contain an average of 2,000 people. There are 890 Super Output Areas in Northern Ireland.
  • Super Output Areas are ranked from most deprived (rank 1) to least deprived (rank 890).
  • The NIMDM 2010 results show that the most deprived Super Output Area (ranked 1) in Northern Ireland is Whiterock_2 in Belfast Local Government District. The least deprived Super Output Area (ranked 890) is Wallace Park_1 in Lisburn Local Government District.
  • The NIMDM 2010 is constructed from 52 different indicators relating to seven types or ‘domains’ of deprivation: Income, Employment, Health, Education, Proximity to Services, Living Environment and Crime & Disorder.
  • The NIMDM 2010 is a weighted combination of the seven domains of deprivation. The Income and Employment Deprivation domains account for 50% of the multiple deprivation measure. The Health Deprivation and Disability Domain, and Education, Skills and Training Deprivation Domain account for a further 30% and the remainder is made up of the Proximity to Services, Living Environment and Crime & Disorder Domains.
  • The majority of data relate to the time period 2007-2009.
  • Output Area measures were also produced. Output Areas have an average population of 350 people. There are 5,022 Output Areas in Northern Ireland.
  • Output Areas are ranked from 1 (most deprived) to 5,022 (least deprived).
  • The Output Area multiple deprivation measure was constructed from Output Area and Super Output Area data. Approximately 85% of the Output Area Multiple Deprivation Measure was constructed from Output Area data.
  • Summary measures have been produced at Electoral Ward, Local Government District and Assembly Area geographies.
  • Electoral Ward results range from rank 1 (most deprived) to rank 582 (least deprived). For each summary measure, Local Government District and Assembly Area range from rank 1 to rank 26 and rank 18 respectively.
  • The NIMDM 2010 is based on the same methodology developed by the Social Disadvantage Research Centre in the University of Oxford and used in the NIMDM 2001, 2005 and multiple deprivation measures in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • The NIMDM 2010 identifies spatial concentrations of deprivation. It is important to note that not all deprived people live in deprived areas and that not everyone living in a deprived area is deprived.
Further information is available from the NISRA and Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS) websites which contain full results for the NIMDM 2010. This includes the NIMDM 2010 report, results in spreadsheet format, interactive and static maps. Please see www.nisra.gov.uk/deprivation.htm for all the outputs. Hard copies of the report are also available on request. NIMDM 2010 dissemination events will be held in Autumn 2010. To register your interest please email deprivation.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk

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