Indices tracking levels of economic deprivation from 1999 to 2009 in small areas in England called lower-layer super output areas.
This release presents the economic deprivation index and the children in income-deprived households index.
These indices track levels of economic deprivation from 1999 to 2009 in small areas in England called lower-layer super output areas (LSOAs).
The main points from this release are:
- economic deprivation is not spread evenly across the country; in 2009, the proportion of people aged under 60 living in income-deprived households ranged from 0% to 71% across LSOAs; employment deprivation rates were similarly wide-ranging
- on average, income deprivation rates fell between 1999 and 2008, but increased between 2008 and 2009; the most deprived LSOAs saw the greatest decreases between 1999 and 2008 and the greatest increases from 2008 to 2009; the pattern was similar for employment deprivation
- there was a wide spread in the distribution of child income deprivation rates across LSOAs, ranging from 2% to 98% in 2009
- 5 local authorities appear in the 10 most economically deprived local authorities nationally each year between 1999 and 2009: Hackney, Knowsley, Liverpool, Newham and Tower Hamlets
- similarly, there were 7 consistently deprived local authorities in terms of child income deprivation: Tower Hamlets, Islington, Hackney, Newham, Manchester, Lambeth and Haringey
Two supporting reports containing preliminary analysis to accompany the data, and a detailed description of the methodology and definitions has been published by the Social Disadvantage Research Centre at the University of Oxford. The ‘Tracking Neighbourhoods’ reports are available on the University of Oxford website.