Abstracts: May 9th, 2011

The Indices of Deprivation 2010, measure the relative levels of deprivation in small areas of England called Lower layer Super Output Areas. Most of the indicators are based on statistics are from 2008.

The key findings include the statistic that over 5 million people lived in the most deprived areas in England and that 38 per cent of them were income deprived.

The most deprived areas in the country are within the local autho0rity boundaries of Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Manchester, Knowsley, the City of Kingston-upon Hull, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

While 98 per cent of the most deprived areas are in urban centres there are also pockets of deprivation across rural areas.

Some 56 per cent of local authorities contain at least one area which is amongst the 10 per cent of the most deprived areas in England.

There is ittle change in the designation of deprived areas. 88 per cent of the areas that were most deprived in 2007 continued to be most deprived in 2010.

The Indices of Deprivation 2010 are available from Communities and Local Government.