English indices of deprivation 2015

This tool provides access to the 2015 deprivation data. If you were looking for the latest 2019 release, it’s available through the 2019 version of the tool.

Area Lookup

Use this tool to download deprivation data for all postcodes in an English county or local authority district. You can also look up deprivation data by postcode.

Please note that the areas used in this tool are the latest areas, and not necessarily those in force in 2015.


Local Authority Districts

File Formats

Results are returned in Excel format or as Comma Separated Values (CSV) for easy re-use in your preferred application, e.g. spreadsheet, GIS system or database.

Data Output

The output file lists all the postcodes within the selected area, the Lower-layer Super Output Area (LSOA) that the postcode falls within, and the deprivation data for that LSOA.

The following deprivation data are available for selection: deciles, ranks and, where appropriate, scores, for the Index of Multiple Deprivation, the seven domain indices and the Income Deprivation Affecting Children and Older People Indices. Find out more about these measures and the Indices of Deprivation on opendatacommunities.org and gov.uk.

Note that some postcodes cross over LSOA boundaries. The Office for National Statistics sets boundaries for LSOAs and allocates every postcode to one LSOA only: this is the one which contains the majority of residents in that postcode area (as at 2011 Census).