Published: 26th Sep 2019

Nearly two thirds of council districts in England contain at least one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country, according to official statistics. Newly published research from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government reveals that deprivation is dispersed across England, with 61% of local authority districts containing at least one area, which is among the most deprived in the country. The English Indices of Deprivation 2019 report shows Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Knowsley, Kingston Upon Hull and Manchester are the local authorities with the highest proportions of neighbourhoods among the most deprived. And Middlesbrough and Blackpool are the most deprived districts in terms of income deprivation among children. The study uses a variety of measures to determine whether a neighbourhood is deprived, including income, employment and barriers to housing and local services. The last time the government published an official indice of deprivation for England was in 2015. According … (To read the full article, subscribe below)