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