You can download the full data, much of which was used in Sussex Uncovered 2, using the links below.
Overall deprivation in Sussex
Employment and unemployment
Education, skills and training
Barriers to shops and services
The updated data in the report is based mainly on the Government’s 2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) figures. We used this because it is nationally available, consistent and comparable at various geographical levels. The English indices of multiple deprivation measure relative deprivation in small areas in England called lower-layer super output areas (LSOAs). The index of multiple deprivation is the most widely used of these indices. LSOAs have an average 1,500 people so they give a good indication of smaller pockets of deprivation.
All of the indices of deprivation measure relative deprivation at small area level as accurately as possible, but they are not designed to provide ‘backwards’ comparability with previous versions of the indices (2010, 2007, 2004 and 2000). It would be erroneous to compare the figures from 2010 and 2015 in too simplistic a way – ie. where a specific district has moved up or down the ranking, it does not necessarily imply that real levels of deprivation have changed, only that levels have changed relative to other areas.