Deprivation

Measures that describe the spatial distribution of deprivation or disadvantage have been developed and used by Government and others in Northern Ireland since the 1970s. They have played a pivotal role in both informing the targeting of resources to the most deprived areas in Northern Ireland and monitoring the spatial impact of policy interventions.

NISRA has recently been commissioned to initiate work to update the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 (NIMDM 2010), with a view to the updated results being published in mid-2017. Until then, the NIMDM2010 remains the official measure.

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Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2017 (NIMDM2017)

Measures that describe the spatial distribution of deprivation or disadvantage have been developed and used by Government and others in Northern Ireland since the 1970s. They have played a pivotal role in both informing the targeting of resources to the most deprived areas in Northern Ireland and monitoring the spatial impact of policy interventions.

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Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 (NIMDM2010)

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

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Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2005 (NIMDM2005)

The Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 is the official measure of spatial deprivation for Northern Ireland. Prior to 26 May 2010, the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2005 was the official measure of spatial deprivation for Northern Ireland. See below for more detail.

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Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2001 (NIMDM2001)

In July 2000 the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at Oxford University was commissioned by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency to review and update the 1994 ‘Robson Measures’ of Relative Deprivation.

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Contacts for Deprivation

Deprivation and Geography

Deprivation Statistics
Colby House
Stranmillis Court
BELFAST
BT9 5RR

Tel: +44(0)28 903 88478

Email: deprivation@nisra.gov.uk