Key facts for Barking and Dagenham in 2019

  • twenty first highest IMD score in England (based on 317 local authority districts, where 1 is the most deprived and 317 is the least deprived)

  • highest IMD score in London

  • Gascoigne, Heath, Thames and Village wards all had neighbourhoods amongst the 10% most deprived in the country

  • every neighbourhood in both Gascoigne and Mayesbrook wards were amongst the 20% most deprived in the country

  • Longbridge was the only ward without any neighbourhoods amongst the 30% most deprived in the country

Visit our borough data explorer to see thematic maps showing the broad distribution of deprivation across Barking & Dagenham in 2010, 2015 and 2019.

How IMD is calculated

IMD 2019 ranks every small area or neighbourhood in England from 1 (most deprived area) to 32,844 (least deprived area) and is based on 39 separate indicators, organised across seven distinct domains of deprivation which are combined using the following weights:

  • income deprivation 22.5%
  • employment deprivation 22.5%
  • health deprivation and disability 13.5%
  • education, skills and training deprivation 13.5%
  • barriers to housing and services 9.3%
  • crime 9.3%
  • living environment deprivation 9.3%

Small areas

The small areas or neighbourhoods used are called lower-layer super output areas (LSOAs), of which there are 32,844 in England. They are designed to be of a similar population size with an average of 1,500 residents each. There are 110 LSOAs in Barking and Dagenham.