Constructing an urban deprivation index: a way of meeting the need for flexibility

M. G. Bradford, B. T. Robson, R. Tye

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Key issues in constructing an urban deprivation index are discussed, with special reference to the need for flexibility. Governments use such an index for many purposes and for policies targeted at different spatial scales. The technical decisions and the criteria for the selection of indicators are discussed. A single index is rejected in favour of a matrix of results which captures the complex geography of deprivation. The matrix of districts includes measures of the degree of deprivation at the enumeration district scale. The profiles of various districts are discussed to illustrate the use of the matrix. -Authors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-533
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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