The Priority Places for Food Index is a composite index formed of data compiled across seven different dimensions relating to food insecurity for the four nations in the UK. It is constructed using open data to capture complex and multidimensional aspects of food insecurity. It has been developed in response to the 2022 cost of living crisis which puts many of our communities under severe financial pressure and at an increased risk of food insecurity.
The index was developed by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of Leeds in collaboration with Which?.
Building on the CDRC e-Food Desert Index (EFDI), but with additional domains relating to fuel poverty and family food support, the goal of the Priority Places for Food Index is to identify neighbourhoods that are most vulnerable to increases in the cost of living and which have a lack of accessibility to cheap, healthy, and sustainable sources of food.
The index can be used to inform supermarket location analytics and improve the availability of budget food lines.
The following statement should be included when citing the use of this dataset: "The data for this research have been provided by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), an ESRC Data Investment. Funding references ES/L011840/1; ES/L011891/1. The Priority Places for Food Index was developed by the CDRC at the University of Leeds in collaboration with Which?."
Data and Resources
- Priority Places for Food Indexcsv
DOI: 10.20390/ppfiPreview Download
Creator: Consumer Data Research Centre
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