Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD)

WIMD is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales. It is designed to identify those small areas where there are the highest concentrations of several different types of deprivation.

WIMD 2014 was published on 26th November 2014, using more up-to-date data and improved indicators based on lessons learnt from the production of previous indexes.  Some information is updated annually and a revised document was produced on 20th June 2017.

WIMD is currently made up of eight separate domains (or types) of deprivation: income; employment; health; education; access to services; community safety; physical environment and housing. Each domain is compiled from a range of different indicators.

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