Jarman index

Last edited 03/2021 and last reviewed 03/2021

This is used to quantify 'deprived' areas. The areas are idenfified using the Jarman index are:

Elderly living alone single-parent households under-fives overcrowded households unskilled house-movers unemployed residents in ethnic minorities

The Jarman index is used as means for identification of areas where a deprivation payment is required. There are several criticisms of this method.

  • the score at which a deprivation payment is awarded is much higher than Jarman intended.
  • the index is based on census data

The Jarman index has now been replaced by the Carr-Hill formula.