Introduction to Social Equity Analysis

Social Equity Analysis can be used to identify and analyze demographics, assets, conditions, and outcomes to optimize plans for community investment.

Governments across the globe struggle to ensure residents have opportunities to continue their education, secure a well-paying job, find healthy foods, access affordable health care, and locate housing options in safe neighborhoods.  They recognize many face challenges due in part to systematic and structural barriers that constrain access to opportunity. Social equity aims to understand how systems negatively affect certain groups and level the playing field by making investments aligned with the severity of needs. Many governments are making a commitment to social equity and seeking interventions, or policy changes, that reduce burdens for marginalized communities, Social Equity Analysis is typically implemented by state and local governments that want to understand unique characteristics and conditions that exist in their community and how actions they are taking impact access or needs.

The Social Equity Analysis solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you understand community characteristics, analyze community conditions and actions, and generate an equity analysis index that can be used to educate internal and external stakeholders.

Deploy the solution

This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy the solution

See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.


Social Equity Analysis requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro 3.0 or later (Advanced)
    • ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst extension

Information products

Social Equity Analysis includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Social Equity Analysis

An ArcGIS Pro project used by equity analysts to analyze community assets, conditions, or outcomes in relation to community characteristics to create an equity analysis index and locate optimal asset locations to meet community needs.

GIS Professional Advanced

Equity Analysis Index

A Media app used by the internal and external stakeholders to view the resulting Equity Analysis Index produced using the Social Equity Analysis ArcGIS Pro project. 

Not required

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:



  • A new Social Equity Analysis ArcGIS Pro project to support ArcGIS Pro 3.0.


  • An update to the Social Equity Analysis ArcGIS Pro project to resolve a bug in the Create Ranked Surface tool.


  • First release of Social Equity Analysis