2011 UK Townsend Deprivation Scores

The Townsend Deprivation Index is a measure of material deprivation first introduced by Peter Townsend in 1987. A Townsend score can be calculated using a combination of four census variables for any geographical area (provided census data is available for that area). The measure has been widely used in research for health, education and crime to establish whether relationships exist with deprivation. The Townsend scores below were calculated for the UK based on data from the 2011 Census and include a discussion with geographical visualisations of the findings.

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Last Updated September 20, 2022, 17:12 (+0100)
Created September 20, 2022, 17:01 (+0100)
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Year 2011
Units Persons
Geographic Layer Census Data Zones
Census Electoral Divisions
Census Intermediate Zones
Census Wards
Council Areas
Great Britain
Local Authorities
Local Government Districts
London Boroughs
Lower Super Output Areas
Merging Local Authorities
Merging Wards and Electoral Divisions
Metropolitan Districts
Middle Super Output Areas
Non-Metropolitan Districts
Output Areas
Small Areas
Super Output Areas
Unitary Authorities
United Kingdom
Frequency Decennial
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-2011-2
Citation Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-2011-2
Geographical Coverage Location UK
Granularity Country level down to Output Areas and Small Areas
Geographic Spatial data {"geo_type": "multipolygon", "lat": "55.4099", "lon": "-3.4263", "left": "-8.61537", "top": "60.8457", "right": "1.76277", "bottom": "49.9742", "srid": null, "accuracy": null, "source": null}