Chris Gale, a fellow UCL Geographer, has produced these maps showing the change in deprivation scores in London between 2007 and 2010. They show a measure called the Index of Multiple Deprivation which ranks areas nationally according to how “deprived” they are. According to an area’s rank it is assigned a score that gives an indication of its levels of deprivation. How you define “deprivation” is obviously subject to debate and the index is not particularly straightforward to calculate. Nevertheless the measure is widely used by government, industry, and academia so it is useful to know how where you live fares. The map above shows the change between years 2007 and 2010 and the animated gif below shows the actual scores for each year. Click for high-resolution versions.