We use the government’s indices of deprivation for England to measure deprivation in South Gloucestershire.

This is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England. It ranks every small area in England from 1, most deprived area, to 32,844, least deprived area.

The latest indices of deprivation were published in September 2019. They are published every 4 years.

Use of the indices

The indices are used widely to:

  • analyse patterns of deprivation
  • allocate resources
  • identify areas that would benefit from special initiatives or programmes
  • determine eligibility for specific funding streams


We have produced our analysis from the 2019 report which includes an analysis of:

Previous analysis

You can also find our analysis of the 2015 English indices report. This includes a:

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