Try this 15-question A level quiz to see how much you know about this important data source which is used to explore patterns of human welfare.

If you haven't already done it, work through the ‘Investigating the Index of Multiple Deprivations’ unit to find out more. Or look at it again to help fill in any gaps in your knowledge of measures of human welfare.

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QUIZZES // Investigating the Index of Multiple Deprivation

Q1. How do we define ‘deprivation’?

The difference between rich and poor

Lacking the resources considered to be the necessities for living in a society

The state of not being equal

A government measure of different areas

Q2. How do we define ‘inequality’?

Lacking the resources considered to be the necessities for living in a society

The state of not being equal

A government measure of different areas

The average income in an area

Q3. Which of these sentences best describes the English Index of Multiple Deprivation?

It is an absolute measure of deprivation that was last calculated in 2019.

It is an absolute measure of deprivation that takes place every 10 years as part of the Census.

It is a relative measure of deprivation that was last calculated in 2019.

It is a relative measure of deprivation that takes place every 10 years as part of the Census.

Q4. Which of the following domains accounts for the highest percentage in the English Index of Multiple Deprivation?

Income

Education

Crime

Health

Q5. Which of the following domains accounts for the lowest percentage in the English Index of Multiple Deprivation?

Income

Education

Crime

Health

Q6. Which of these is NOT a domain in the English Index of Multiple Deprivation?

Education

Living environment

Access to green space

Health

Q7. What is the average population of the Lower-layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) used in the IMD?

150 people

1500 people

15,000 people

150,000 people

Q8. Why are Lower-layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) used in the IMD?

To compare areas of roughly the same geographical size.

To compare areas with roughly the same population size.

To compare areas with roughly the same number of regeneration projects.

To compare the same areas as government funding is allocated to.

Q9. Which urban area had 8 of the top 10 most deprived LSOAs according to 2019 data?

Liverpool

Clacton

Blackpool

Manchester

Q10. When we compare the 2019 data to the 2015 data, which of these statements is true?

88% of the neighbourhoods that were in the ‘most deprived’ category in 2019 were also the most deprived in 2015.

8% of the neighbourhoods that were in the ‘most deprived’ category in 2019 were also the most deprived in 2015.

The area east of Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea was the most deprived area in both data sets.

Deprivation in London has got worse.

Q11. Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Manchester are the local authorities with the highest proportions of ‘most deprived’ areas in the UK. What process affected all three of these areas and led to the deprivation that remains today?

Privatisation

Infrastructure investment

Deindustrialisation

Regeneration

Q12. What has happened to the proportion of London Boroughs with areas that are ‘highly deprived’ since 2015?

There are now no London Boroughs with ‘highly deprived’ areas.

Many London Boroughs have seen a reduction in the proportion of their neighbourhoods that are ‘highly deprived’ since 2015.

Many London Boroughs have seen an increase in the proportion of their neighbourhoods that are ‘highly deprived’ since 2015.

Many London Boroughs have seen no change in the proportion of their neighbourhoods that are ‘highly deprived’ since 2015.

Q13. Which of the following is NOT a reason why measuring the IMD is important?

To determine which areas need regeneration.

To measure the success of regeneration in an area.

Because levels of deprivation are known to impact people’s lived experience of, and engagement with, places.

To calculate the population of the UK.

Q14. Which of these statements about the English IMD is true?

The area ranked 1st is the most deprived area in England whereas 32,844th is the least deprived in England.

The area ranked 1st is the most deprived area in England whereas 12,844th is the least deprived in England.

The area ranked 1st is the least deprived area in England whereas 32,844th is the most deprived in England.

The area ranked 1st is the least deprived area in England whereas 12,844th is the most deprived in England.

Q15. Which of these statements names a problem with using the IMD?

Some of the data is more than a year old by the time it is published.

It covers the whole country of England.

It is collected by the Government.

It contains 7 different domains.

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