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CDRC Residential Mobility and Deprivation (RMD) Index (LAD Geography)

The data packs describe Residential Mobility and Deprivation (RMD) datasets held by the CDRC which have been created by original CDRC research. The data packs provide yearly small area estimates (1998-2020) of the mean differences of residential mobility and deprivation of all known adults’ moves to, from and within each neighbourhood (Local Authority Level) in the UK.

These data allow researchers to whether incoming residents likely originate from more or less deprived neighbourhoods, perhaps indicating neighbourhood gentrification or relative obsolescence, each over an extended period. The annual estimates and attribution of precise neighbourhood origins and destinations extends what is available from decennial census data. In addition, researchers can investigate which neighbourhoods are platforms for moves to less or more deprived neighbourhoods, indicating neighbourhood roles in facilitating social mobility. LCR estimates are triangulated with census statistics and can be used to update them during intercensal periods.

Note: The '*' in the index means the figures were suppressed to avoid disclosive issues (i.e., lower count). RMD figures are measured at a percentile scale.

For a visual exploration of the dataset please visit:
Trust for London’s Poverty Profile and CDRC Housing Dashboard

Cited Literature

Chen, Meixu, Chi, Bin, van Dijk, Justin, & Longley, Paul A. (2021, April 6). The use of Linked Consumer Registers to understand social and residential mobility. 29th Annual GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK), Cardiff, Wales, UK (Online).

Please note: this dataset replaces the previous version of the CDRC Residential Mobility and Deprivation (RMD) (1998-2020). This version is available on request only.

University College London (UCL)
Release Date
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
United Kingdom
Temporal Coverage
January 1998 to January 2023
Local Authority District (LAD), Year
Meixu Chen, James Todd, Paul Longley
Contact Name
Contact Email
Public Access Level
POLYGON ((-8.6425776779652 49.437770961833, -8.6425776779652 60.971774384498, 2.4316410720348 60.971774384498, 2.4316410720348 49.437770961833))
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Data Extent


UK Open Government Licence (OGL)