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Deprivation in Barking and Dagenham

The index of multiple deprivation (IMD) is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas or neighbourhoods in England.

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.

Income deprivation Toggle accordion

This domain measures the proportion of people within small areas or neighbourhoods in England who are income deprived.

Key facts for Barking and Dagenham in 2019

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

  • second highest score in London

  • Gascoigne, Heath, Village and Valence wards all had neighbourhoods amongst the 10% 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 income deprivation across Barking & Dagenham in both 2015 and 2019.

Income deprivation affecting children Toggle accordion

This is a subset of the Income deprivation domain and measures the proportion of all children aged 0 to 15 living in income deprived families.

Key facts for Barking and Dagenham in 2019

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

  • fifth highest score in London

  • Chadwell Heath, Eastbrook, Gascoigne, Heath and Thames wards all had neighbourhoods amongst the 10% 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 income deprivation affecting children across Barking & Dagenham in 2010, 2015 and 2019.

Income deprivation affecting older people Toggle accordion

This is a subset of the income deprivation domain and measures the proportion of all those aged 60 or over who experience income deprivation.

Key facts for Barking & Dagenham in 2019

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

  • eighth highest score in London

  • Abbey, Becontree, Chadwell Heath, Eastbury, Gascoigne, Heath, River, Thames, Valence and Village wards all had neighbourhoods amongst the 10% most deprived in the country

  • every neighbourhood in Gascoigne ward was amongst the 20% most deprived  in the country

  • every ward had some neighbourhoods amongst the 20% most deprived in the country

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

Employment deprivation Toggle accordion

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.

Health deprivation and disability Toggle accordion

This domain measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health.

Key facts for Barking & Dagenham in 2019

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

  • third highest score in London

  • Chadwell Heath ward was the only ward with a neighbourhood amongst the 10% 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 health deprivation and disability across Barking & Dagenham in both 2015 and 2019.

Education, skills and training deprivation Toggle accordion

This domain measures the lack of attainment and skills in the local population.

Key facts for Barking & Dagenham in 2019

  • one hundred and first 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 Mayesbrook ward was amongst the 30% most deprived in the country

  • Abbey, 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 education, skills and training deprivation across Barking & Dagenham in both 2015 and 2019.

Barriers to housing and services deprivation Toggle accordion

This domain measures the physical and financial accessibility of housing and local services including the physical proximity of local services and issues relating to access to housing such as affordability.

Key facts for Barking & Dagenham in 2019

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

  • second highest score in London

  • every ward had neighbourhoods amongst the 10% most deprived in the country

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

Crime deprivation Toggle accordion

This domain measures the risk of personal and material victimisation at local level.

Key facts for Barking & Dagenham in 2019

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

  • fourth highest score in London

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

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

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

Living environment deprivation Toggle accordion

This domain measures the quality of both the ‘indoor’ and ‘outdoor’ local environment.

Key facts for Barking and Dagenham in 2019

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

  • eighteenth highest score in London

  • Abbey, Becontree, Eastbury and Thames wards all had neighbourhoods amongst the 10% most deprived in the country

  • Eastbrook ward 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 living environment deprivation across Barking and Dagenham in both 2015 and 2019.