English IMD Postcode Checker

What is this?

This tool enables you to look up the Index of Multiple Deprivation rank for a list of postcodes. The lower the rank, the more deprived the area.

The results can be limited to a maximum decile value. A decile is a range divided into 10 chunks similar to the way a percentage is a range divided into 100 chunks. A decile of 1 means the postcode is in the bottom 10% of the deprivation index, a decile of 2 means the postcode is in the bottom 20%, and so on.

What is the IMD?

The Index of Multiple Deprivation, commonly known as the IMD, is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England.

The Index of Multiple Deprivation ranks every small area, called lower-layer super output areas (LSOA), in England from 1 (most deprived area) to 32,844 (least deprived area).

The IMD combines information from the seven domains to produce an overall relative measure of deprivation. The domains are combined using the following weights:

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