Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2017 (NIMDM2017)

The updated deprivation measures were released on 23rd November 2017 replacing the NIMDM 2010 as the official measure of deprivation in Northern Ireland and were awarded a prestigious Campion Award for Excellence in Official Statistics by the Royal Statistical Society and the UK Statistics Authority in 2018. 

The measures, known as NIMDM 2017, were informed through public consultation and Steering Group agreement, and provide a mechanism for ranking the 890 Super Output areas (SOAs) in Northern Ireland from the most deprived (rank 1) to the least deprived (rank 890).

They include ranks of the areas for each of 7 distinct types (or domains) of deprivation, which have been combined to produce an overall multiple deprivation measure (MDM) rank of the areas. The MDM ranks of the areas should be considered in conjunction with those for each of the 7 domains in order to gain a comprehensive picture of deprivation.

The newly developed online NIMDM 2017 Analysis Package and interactive maps allow users to readily access the data and easily find the areas in which they are interested. Training on these packages is available on the NISRA Youtube Channel.

Deprivation measures for your area can be found using the postcode lookup tool

The methodology and findings were presented to the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland (SSISI) in March 2019, leading to paper in its journal

More information can be found in the frequently asked questions.

Click here to view the NIMDM 2017 report

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Contacts for Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2017 (NIMDM2017)


Deprivation Statistics
Colby House
Stranmillis Court

Tel: +44(0)28 903 88489