Digging the data - Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019

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The Federation

Federation House

2 Federation Street


M4 4BF

United Kingdom

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With the release of the updated Indices of Multiple Deprivation on September 26th, this is a chance to dig into the data!

About this Event

Sometimes known as the £1 billion dataset due to decisions that are made using it, the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) measure the relative level of deprivation in small areas across England. The last release was in 2015 and measured relative deprivation across 32,844 neighbourhoods.

Open Data Manchester will bring together experts and data enthusiasts to help people understand the data and answer questions about it’s underlying methodology, what the data does and doesn’t say, and interesting insight derived from the latest release.

The workshop will be a mixture of presentation and practical discovery - so bring a laptop and plenty of questions. We want as many people as possible to participate, so the event will be run as two sessions - although people can stay for both and continue digging into the data between them. The first will be from 14.30 - 17.00 and second 18.00 - 20.30.

When booking your ticket please specify which session(s) you’ll be coming to.

Session 1

14.00 Doors, refreshments, etc.

14.30 Introductions

14.40 Presentations

15.30 Time to dig and ask questions

16.45 Discoveries

17.00 Session ends

Break (Digging continues)

18.00 Introductions

18.10 Presentations

19.00 Time to dig and ask questions

20.15 Discoveries

20.30 Session ends

Code of conduct

Everyone is welcome at Open Data Manchester events. Please take a minute to read our code of conduct.


We will provide refreshments, but we recommend you might want to grab something to eat beforehand. There is a co-op supermarket just round the corner, or a number of small, local cafes and restaurants nearby.

Getting here

Federation is located in the centre of Manchester, on the corner of Balloon Street and Federation Street. It’s about a minute walk from Shudehill tram and bus station, and few minutes from Victoria tram and train station.

Putting the address into your phone or satnav should get you here with no problems.

Federation House,

Federation Street,


M4 4BF.


Federation has no parking itself, but there are a number of carparks in the immediate area, such as the Manchester Arndale or Printworks NCP.


There is one step from the pavement to the entrance to the building. The door staff will be able to bring out a ramp for you if required. The rest of the building is an accessible venue with a lift to all floors. If you have any accessibilty concerns please contact us beforehand.

Contact Us

If for any reason you need to contact us on the day of the event, you can call us on 07598 429 493.

Any other questions?

Drop an email to sam[at]opendatamanchester[.]org[.]uk

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