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GEDI team publish new research which reveals stark ethnic inequalities within neighbourhoods

January 19, 2024

Levels of each of the four domains of deprivation for the 50 neighbourhoods with the highest deprivation levels. Analysis of 2021 Census of England and Wales.


GEDI research reveals how poverty and lack of opportunity do not affect ethnic groups equally in neighbourhoods of England and Wales. Our study uncovers details of neighbourhoods where people in one ethnic group live with high deprivation levels, while those in another ethnic group experience relatively low levels of deprivation.

Deprivation measures have previously focused on all residents in a given residential neighbourhood. Our new method measures deprivation in small geographical areas for individual ethnic groups living within those areas. This robust and novel methodology uncovers inequalities not only between neighbourhoods, but also among different ethnic groups within those locations.

Our newly-developed Ethnic Group Deprivation Index (EGDI) uses the latest data from the 2021 Census of England and Wales. The EGDI is a measure of deprivation for neighbourhoods for each individual ethnic group. The EGDI reports deprivation per neighbourhood and per ethnic group for overall deprivation, as well as by its constituent four domains: employment, housing, education, and health.

Read more about the findings and resource here: https://gedi.ac.uk/articles/an-ethnic-group-specific-deprivation-index-for-measuring-neighbourhood-inequalities-in-england-and-wales/

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