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Table 1 Structure of six deprivation indices (UK based; * Canadian based).

From: Using GIS-based methods of multicriteria analysis to construct socio-economic deprivation indices

Measure Jarman Carstairs Townsend SEFI* DIHWPQ* GDI*
Type of Index       
   Material Deprivation X X X X X X
   Social Deprivation X X   X X X
Categories of Variables Used       
   Income variables   X   X X X
   Housing variables X X X    X
   Demographic variables X    X X X
   Mobility variables X X X    
   Education variables     X X X
   Employment variables X X X X X X
Variable Weighting Method       
   Principal Component Analysis     X X X
   Log transformations    X    
   Expert Weighting X      
Geographic Unit of Analysis       
   Wards X X X    
   Enumeration/Dissemination Areas      X  
   Census Tracts       X
   Municipal boundaries     X