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 November 2017. Until then, the NIMDM2010 remains the official measure.
Proposals for the Updated Multiple Deprivation Measures (NIMDM2017)
The consultation on the Proposals for the Updated Multiple Deprivation Measures (NIMDM2017) has now closed.
Overview of the Planned Work
Given the National Statistics status of the NIMDM, the work will be advanced 'in house' by NISRA statisticians in accordance with the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Official Statistics. It will be overseen by a cross-Departmental/organisation Steering group chaired by NISRA's Director of Analysis.
Key stakeholders will be actively encourage to engage with the work in order to ensure that the update is comprehensive and that collective ownership is secured for the outcome. Avenues for engagement will include participation in the Steering Group, Domain Expert Groups and public consultation events.
The work on NIMDM 2010 resulted in some 36 recommendations. Active consideration of all of these recommendations will be a key component of the update.
Consultation on Output Geography for Deprivation
The purpose of this consultation was to consider the options for the geographical levels, for which the Updated Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM 2017) will be produced and published. The consultation ran from 10th February to 4th May 2016.
Multiple Deprivation Measures in the rest of the UK