Deprivation

Deprivation covers a broad range of issues and refers to unmet needs caused by a lack of resources of all kinds, not just financial. The English Indices of Deprivation attempts to measure a broad concept of multiple deprivation, made up of several distinct dimensions, or domains, of deprivation, for example income, crime or housing. It is important to note that these statistics are a measure of relative deprivation, not affluence, and to recognise that not every person in a highly deprived area will themselves be deprived. Conversely, there will be some deprived people living in the least deprived areas.

The concept of relative deprivation reflects various socioeconomic inequalities between and within areas. It is important because these indices attempt to describe the conditions in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age. These conditions influence a person’s opportunity to be healthy, risk of illness and life expectancy as well as a host of other socioeconomic outcomes.

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County Durham Deprivation Overview

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County Durham Deprivation Overview - County Durham

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The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019 is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas (or neighbourhoods) in England.  The Index of Multiple Deprivation ranks every small area (Lower Super Output Area - LSOA) in England from 1 (most deprived area) to 32,844 (least deprived area).

While IMD is principally used for looking at small areas, the Department for Communities and Local Government   (DCLG) does provide some summary data for larger areas e.g. Local Authorities.  However, the pattern of deprivation across large areas can be complex. In some areas, deprivation is concentrated in pockets, rather than evenly spread throughout. In some other areas the opposite picture is seen, with deprivation spread relatively evenly throughout the area, and with no highly deprived areas.

This report shows information on IMD and the underlying domain indices.

More information is available through the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2019
County Durham is ranked
48
out of  151 upper tier local authorities in England with rank 1 being the most deprived. 
(2019) 

Source: DCLG
Rank of Average Rank for Neighbouring Authorities
#color:0x418CF0 IMD - Rank of average score 2019 Northumberland: 80 #color:0x418CF0 IMD - Rank of average score 2019 North Tyneside: 77 #color:0xFFD700 IMD - Rank of average score 2019 County Durham: 48 #color:0x418CF0 IMD - Rank of average score 2019 Gateshead: 36 #color:0x418CF0 IMD - Rank of average score 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne: 32 #color:0x418CF0 IMD - Rank of average score 2019 Sunderland: 28 #color:0x418CF0 IMD - Rank of average score 2019 South Tyneside: 23 Chart for County Durham using IMD - Rank of average score
Summary and Distribution of LSOAs in County Durham by Domain

Note: For comparison against the table below the averages for the LSOA distribution across England are 10% and 30%

Index/Domain Rank of Average Score Average Score % of the LSOAs in the top 10% most deprived
Overall Index  48.0 26.8 0.1
Income Domain  42.0 0.2 0.1
Employment Domain  59.0 0.1 0.2
Education, Skills and Training Domain  58.0 25.0 0.1
Health Deprivation and Disability Domain  25.0 0.7 0.3
Crime Domain  63.0 0.3 0.1
Barriers to Housing and Services Domain  134.0 14.1 0.0 15.8
Living Environment Domain  148.0 148.0 0.0
Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) Sub-domain  38.0 0.2 0.2
Income Deprivation Affecting Older People (IDAOPI) Sub-domain  59.0 0.2 0.0
Source: DCLG 2019
Note: The chart below shows the rank of the average score for County Durham for 2015 and 2019 within the upper-tier local authorities.  In 2015 there were 152 upper-tier authorities which reduced to 151 by 2019.
#color:0xFCB441 County Durham 2019 Living Environment - Rank of average score 2019: 148 #color:0xFCB441 County Durham 2019 Barriers to Housing and Services - Rank of average score 2019: 134 #color:0xFCB441 County Durham 2019 Crime - Rank of average score 2019: 63 #color:0xFCB441 County Durham 2019 Health Deprivation and Disability - Rank of average score 2019: 25 #color:0xFCB441 County Durham 2019 Education, Skills and Training - Rank of average score 2019: 58 #color:0xFCB441 County Durham 2019 Employment - Rank of average score 2019: 26 #color:0xFCB441 County Durham 2019 Income - Rank of average score 2019: 42 #color:0xFCB441 County Durham 2019 IMD - Rank of average score 2019: 48 #color:0x418CF0 County Durham 2015 Living Environment - Rank of average score 2015: 149 #color:0x418CF0 County Durham 2015 Barriers to Housing and Services - Rank of average score 2015: 117 #color:0x418CF0 County Durham 2015 Crime - Rank of average score 2015: 100 #color:0x418CF0 County Durham 2015 Health Deprivation and Disability - Rank of average score 2015: 21 #color:0x418CF0 County Durham 2015 Education, Skills and Training - Rank of average score 2015: 63 #color:0x418CF0 County Durham 2015 Employment - Rank of average score 2015: 26 #color:0x418CF0 County Durham 2015 Income - Rank of average score 2015: 52 #color:0x418CF0 County Durham 2015 IMD - Rank of average score 2015: 59 Chart for County Durham using IMD - Rank of average score
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