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Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation

The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) is the official measure of small area deprivation in Wales.

The full index is updated every 4 to 5 years. The most recent index was published in 2014 and the next one is planned for 2019.

In each full update all the small areas of Wales (as given by the Census geographies called Lower-layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs)) are ranked from most to least deprived.

There are numerous indicators that feed into WIMD. Some of these are updated annually (when possible), some periodically, some only for the overall WIMD update and some only when census data becomes available. You can access all the indicator data at various geography levels here on StatsWales.

You can find more information about WIMD on the webpages on the Welsh Government website (please see the links below).

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