What is the Index of Deprivation?
The British Government currently gathers statistical information from all areas of England and Wales, which enables it to target regeneration funds. Electoral wards are divided up into smaller ‘Super Output Areas’ comprising of around 1500 people. From this the so called ‘Index of Deprivation’ has been published, listing the least and most deprived areas of the country. I collected cultural information from the 10 most deprived cities in England. Presently, cultural information is not included in the indices, whereas crime, health and unemployment are.This project was funded by the Arts Council of England and co-commissioned in Nottingham by the NOW Festival and Metal in Liverpool.
Funded by Arts Council England – 2005
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