UK small area characteristics 2011
This file includes deprivation and population density measures for the whole of the UK at small area level. The small area geography used comprises Lower Super Output Areas in England & Wales, Datazones in Scotland and Super Output Areas in Northern Ireland. Each country has their own 'official' Indexes of Multiple Deprivation but these are not directly comparable due to year of data releases, dates of variable inputs and the methods used in calculation. There are no UK coverage urban-rural measures. Whilst population density is not strictly an urban-rural measure, it is a good proxy. This file includes deprivation and population density measures which are comparable and applicable across the UK.
Steps to reproduce
* SPSS sytax to calculate Townsend deprivation and population density across the UK . * For LSOAS (England & Wales), DZs (Scotland) & SOAs (Northern Ireland). * All raw data available from NOMISWEB or email the author here . * Paul Norman email@example.com . * Calculate Townsend Scores . compute punemp = nunemp / dunemp * 100. compute pnonown = nnonown / dnonown * 100. compute pnocar = nnocar / dnocar * 100. compute povercr = novercr / dovercr * 100. execute. RECODE punemp povercr pnocar pnonown (SYSMIS=0). EXECUTE . compute lunemp = ln(punemp + 1). compute lovercr = ln(povercr + 1). DESCRIPTIVES VARIABLES= lunemp lovercr pnocar pnonown /SAVE. execute. compute town11 = (zlunemp + zlovercr + zpnocar + zpnonown). variable label town91_11 'Townsend Scores'. weight by persons . RANK VARIABLES = town11 /NTILES(5) /PRINT = NO /TIES = MEAN. execute. weight off . USE ALL . *To calculate population density categories . compute pph_cat11 = 0. if (pph11 > 32.99) pph_cat11 = 1. if (pph11 > 25.99 and pph11 < 33.00) pph_cat11 = 2. if (pph11 > 12.99 and pph11 < 26.00) pph_cat11 = 3. if (pph11 > 0.99 and pph11 < 13.00) pph_cat11 = 4. if (pph11 < 1) pph_cat11 = 5. add value labels pph_cat11 1 "Most urban" 2 "Very urban" 3 "Urban" 4 "Rural" 5 "Most rural" . execute .