Proposals for the NIMDM17

Closed 15 Jan 2017

Opened 21 Nov 2016

Feedback Updated 23 Jan 2018

We Asked

The consultation invited views on (1) our responses to each of the NIMDM 2010 recommendations and (2) the proposed indicators in each of the seven domains. In addition, it sought views on whether the current domain weights reflect current priorities. 

The consultation period ran from 21 November 2016 to 15 January 2017. 

You Said

Written responses from 28 organisations/individuals were received. These included detailed comments on NISRA's response to the recommendations, the proposed indicators and the domain weights. They also included suggestions for alternative indicators and general comments on their use of the Measure. 

We Did

The responses to the consultation were analysed by the Deprivation Team, discussed by the Steering Group, and resulted in a finalised methodology for the updated Measure.

A Blueprint document was published on 7th July 2017, which describes this process and the final methodology, as well as NISRA’s responses to detailed comments received during the consultation. These documents are available at:

The results of the updated Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM 2017) will be published later this year.

Results Updated 23 Jan 2018

A consultation was launched on 21 November 2016, which set out the proposals for the updated Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM 2017). In total, 28 responses were received from a variety of organisations.

The blueprint document contains the consultation’s proposals, a summary of responses, and the final set of indicators for the forthcoming NIMDM 2017 following discussion with the seven domain expert groups and the Steering Group. A second document contains extracts of the comments made by organisations and individuals, along with the response from the Deprivation Team. 



Consultation – Proposals for the Updated Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM 2017)

As part of its work to update the current Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM 2010), NISRA is consulting users about the proposed indicators to be included in the updated measures, referred to as NIMDM 2017.

The key consultation questions along with relevant considerations are contained in Sections 9 to 16 of the Consultation Document, which present proposals for each of the seven separate domains that are incorporated in the deprivation measures (i.e. income; employment; health and disability; education, skills and training; access to services; living environment; and crime and disorder).

The consultation invites your views on the responses in respect of (i) each of the recommendations that arose from the 2010 Deprivation update and (ii) the proposed indicators in each of the NIMDM 2017 domains. In addition, it seeks your views on whether the current domain weights still reflect current priorities and invites you to outline how you have used, or intend to use, the deprivation measures.

The consultation will run for 8 weeks and closes at midnight on 15 January 2017. All key stakeholders are encouraged to register to attend one of the five supporting Information Sessions that are being held in Belfast, Cookstown, Enniskillen, Limavady, and Newry to outline the various proposals.

What Happens Next

This consultation closed on 15th January 2017. Findings of this consultation will be presented to the Deprivation Steering Group, who will assess the responses based on the scope of this update, and the criteria for indicators as outlined in the consultation document. Following this assessment, the Steering Group will decide on the indicators to be included in the updated Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM 2017), to be published in mid-2017. 

Responses to this consultation will be published once the consultation period closes on 15th January 2017.


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