The reason I have used the LSOA scale is that it allows comparison with the IMD. I have shown this above. I have devised a hybrid scatter graph to display the combination of ordinal data - IMD and nominal data - the geodemographic to aid in understanding the similarities and differences between the two datasets.
The table above gives an example of IMD and Area classifications being used for analysis purposes. This comes from a relevant and interesting recent publication that I will return to in later posts.