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What are Deprivation Index Scores (DIS)? Deprivation Index Scores measure the relative affluence or deprivation of a particular geographical area. This uses data from the 2016 Census, and is measured right down to street level, based on small-area statistics (on average, 80-100 households). Thus, showing the extent to which every neighbourhood, suburb, and village is affluent or deprived. Ten key indicators are included in the calculation of this measure (e.g., proportion of skilled professionals, employment levels, education levels).