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.
- Report and Guidance
- SOA level results
- NIMDM 2017 Analysis Package
- Interactive maps
- Dissemination Events
- Local Government Districts (LGD2014)
- Assembly Areas (AA2008)
- Health and Social Care Trusts (HSCT)
- Wards (Ward2014)
- District Electoral Areas (DEA)
- Neighbourhood Renewal Areas (NRA)
- Former Local Government Districts (LGD1992)
Following the publication of the NIMDM 2017 measures, a set of new recommendations were published.
Consultation on the updated Multiple Deprivation Measures (NIMDM2017)
The consultation on the proposals for the updated Multiple Deprivation Measures (NIMDM2017) closed in January 2017.
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.
Overview of the Planned Work
Given the National Statistics status of the NIMDM, the work was carried out 'in house' by NISRA statisticians in accordance with the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Official Statistics. It was overseen by a cross-Departmental/organisation Steering group chaired by NISRA's Director of Analysis.
Key stakeholders were actively encouraged to engage with the work in order to ensure that the update was comprehensive and that collective ownership was secured for the outcome. Avenues for engagement included participation in the Steering Group, Domain Expert Groups and public consultation events.
Multiple Deprivation Measures in the rest of the UK