Update of the NI Multiple Deprivation Measure 2005

The Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM) 2010 report was published on 26 May 2010. The NIMDM 2010 updates and replaces the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2005 as the official measure of spatial deprivation in Northern Ireland.

In November 2010 NISRA produced a recommendations document which sets out the recommendations for future deprivation measures.

Two public dissemination events were held in September and October 2010 to provide an overview of the updated deprivation measure and an opportunity to ask questions. NISRA would like to thank all who contributed to these events. Copies of the presentations are available for download below:

Presentation from Belfast event (30 September 2010, McAuley House, NISRA)
Presentation from North West event (6 October 2010, Ebrington Site, Ilex)

NISRA released the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM) 2010 results on 31st March 2010.  The Super Output Area (SOA) level results are available to download. Also available are maps of the SOA multiple deprivation measure and individual domains, a press release and a list of the indicators used in the updated deprivation measure.

For more information regarding the update process, please see below.

The Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 report (also available in large print) was published on 26 May 2010 along with further deprivation data at Output Area, Electoral Ward, Local Government District and Assembly Area levels. A description of indicators document and a guidance leaflet are available. A more comprehensive guidance document will be published in the Summer.

NISRA have produced NIMDM 2010 interactive maps (at Super Output Area and Output Area levels) and small area population estimate interactive maps. Please refer to the small area population estimates website for further information and small area population estimates data.

Update Process

The update to the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2005 was overseen by a project Steering Group. Statistical domain sub-groups provided data and advice on each of the individual domains of deprivation.

The consultation document was published on 27th July 2009; and the associated consultation period ran from 27th July 2009 to 16th  November 2009. The consultation document was widely circulated with 600 hard copies distributed and a further 550 documents downloaded. There were three public consultation events held in Omagh, Lisburn and Belfast which were attended by more than 100 people and at which 90 verbal responses were noted. In addition 40 written responses were received. The responses to the consultation exercise and summaries of the events are also available.

The blueprint document was published on 5th February 2010; it details the indicators to be included in the updated Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure and summarises the responses from the consultation exercise. A large print blueprint document is also available.

In keeping with equality guidelines a policy screening form for the update to the measures has been completed.

It is not advised to compare the deprivation measures across the UK as data definitions, collection methods and base populations are not the same across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Also the UK regions have produced their measures in different years. For further details please refer to Indices of Deprivation across the UK.

Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010:

Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 report ( 4,425KB )
Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 report large print ( 4,441KB )
Maps of the SOA multiple deprivation measure and individual domains ( 3,612KB )

Guidance Leaflet ( 130KB )
Description of Indicators, Domains and the Multiple Deprivation Measure ( 524KB )
Domain Weights document ( 121KB )
List of Indicators ( 135KB )
Press Release ( 823KB )

Dissemination Leaflet ( 314KB )
Presentation from Belfast event ( 4,910KB )
Presentation from North West event ( 5,395KB )
Recommendations for Future Deprivation Measures ( 174KB )

Super Output Area level results ( 1,118KB )
Output Area level results ( 3,550KB )
Electoral Ward level summary results ( 311KB )
Local Government District level summary results ( 182KB )
Assembly Area level summary results ( 176KB )

Local Government District Profiles ( 3,408KB )
Assembly Area Profiles ( 2,501KB )

Blueprint Document:

NIMDM 2010 Blueprint Document ( 861KB )
NIMDM 2010 Blueprint Document Large Print ( 878KB )

Consultation Process:

 NIMDM 2010 Consultation Document ( 441KB )
 NIMDM 2010 Consultation Document Press Release ( 15KB )
NIMDM 2010 Consultation Event Presentation ( 4.83MB )

NIMDM 2010 Consultation Responses Summary

Steering Group:

 Steering Group - Terms of Reference ( 9KB )
 Steering Group - Member list ( 16KB )
 Steering Group - Presentation from first meeting ( 3.65MB )
 Steering Group - Minutes from first meeting ( 32KB )
 Steering Group - Presentation from second meeting ( 207KB )
 Steering Group - Minutes from second meeting ( 38KB )
 Steering Group - Presentation from third meeting ( 469KB )
 Steering Group - Minutes from third meeting ( 41KB )
 Steering Group - Presentation from fourth meeting ( 1.79MB )
 Steering Group - Deprivation Update Policy Screening Form ( 104KB )

Contact point: NINIS
Phone: 02890 348111
Email: ninis.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk
Address: Neighbourhood Statistics, McAuley House, 2-14 Castle Street, Belfast, BT1 1SA