calculate_extent: Extent

Description Usage Arguments Details

View source: R/extent.R

Description

extent calculates 'extent' scores when aggregating up small areas.

Usage

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calculate_extent(data, var, higher_level_geography, population)

Arguments

data

Data frame containing a variable to be aggregated, lower level geography population estimates, and a higher level geographical grouping variable

var

Name of the variable in the data frame containing the variable to be aggregated (e.g. rank) for the lower level geography

higher_level_geography

Name of the variable in the data frame containing the higher level geography names/codes

population

Name of the variable in the data frame containing the population estimates of the lower level geography

Details

"Extent" is the proportion of the local population that live in areas classified as among the most deprived in the higher geography. The calculation of extent is taken from the IMD technical report Appendix N:

"The population living in the most deprived 11 to 30 per cent of Lower-layer Super Output Areas receive a sliding weight, ranging from 0.95 for those in the most deprived eleventh percentile, to 0.05 for those in the most deprived thirtieth percentile. In practice this means that the weight starts from 0.95 in the most deprived eleventh percentile, and then decreases by (0.95-0.05)/19 for each of the subsequent nineteen percentiles until it reaches 0.05 for the most deprived thirtieth percentile, and zero for areas outside the most deprived 30 per cent"


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