Employment deprivation

This domain measures the proportion of the working-age population involuntarily excluded from the labour market. This includes people who would like to work but are unable to do so due to unemployment, sickness or disability, or caring responsibilities.

Key facts for Barking & Dagenham in 2019

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

  • highest score in London

  • every neighbourhood in Alibon ward was amongst the 30% most deprived in the country

  • Longbridge and Whalebone wards were the only wards 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 employment deprivation across Barking & Dagenham in both 2015 and 2019.