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Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2014 - local area information from the latest WIMD.

The latest Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD 2014) was originally published by the Welsh Government (WG) in November 2014 and revised (due to data error) in August 2015.  WIMD 2014 updated the previous Index published in 2011. 

Deprivation is defined by WG as "the lack of access to opportunities and resources which we might expect in our society".  WIMD, which has been developed as a means to identify and understand local area deprivation and to support the effective local targeting of resources and policy, provides the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales.  

WIMD is now made up of eight separate domains (or types) of deprivation: income; employment; health; education; access to services; community safety; physical environment and housing.  More detailed information on the latest Index, including the full results for local areas in Swansea and guidance on how the data should be used, is available via the WIMD 2014 page.

Alongside WIMD 2014 and subsequently, WG have also published regular indicator data for the different domains, including (for some indicators) by age group.


*UPDATE:  In October 2018, WG began an eight-week consultation on the indicators proposed for inclusion in the next Index, which closed on 17 December.  WG published a response to the consultationOpens new window in spring 2019.  The next WIMD, including local area rankings, is currently scheduled for publication in November 2019.


If you would like any further information about WIMD, or other statistics related to aspects of deprivation, please contact us.

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