Published 23rd April 2018
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)  is part of the Indices of Deprivation and it is the most widely used of these indices. It combines information from seven domain indices (which measure different types or dimensions of deprivation) to produce an overall relative measure of deprivation. The domain indices on their own allow you to focus on specific aspects of deprivation.
Bexley does not contain any of the 10% of most deprived areas; lower super output areas (LSOA). However, Bexley does have a number that fall within the least deprived 10% of areas. As the map below shows (with darker colours showing more deprivation, i.e. less affluence) the North of the Borough has more areas of deprivation than the South. The South, and mid-section of the Borough are where the least deprivation is seen i.e. these areas are very affluent and can be considered the “richer” areas of the Borough, and are where the 10% of least deprived LSOA’s are.
The last time IMD was calculated was in 2015 by Department for Communities and Local Government. They are not due a revision until 2025.
Further information on all the Indices of Multiple Deprivation can be found on the Gov.uk website
The darker the colour the more deprived the area
Further information on Bexley’s level of deprivation can be found in Bexley Facts and Figures