Deprivation

The English Indices of Deprivation 2019 are based on 39 separate indicators, organised across seven distinct domains of deprivation which are combined, using appropriate weights, to calculate the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 (IMD 2019).

Calculated for every Lower layer Super Output Area (LSOA), or neighbourhood, in England, every such neighbourhood is ranked according to its level of deprivation relative to that of other areas.

A range of summary measures are available for higher-level geographies including local authority districts and upper-tier local authorities, local enterprise partnerships, and clinical commissioning groups.

Further details on Indices of Deprivation 2019 can be found on www.gov.uk-IMD 2019.

Indices of Multiple Deprivation (2019)

Please click through the interactive pages to understand the deprivation profile of Bexley. Click on and hover over the maps to see specific figures.

There are also two supplementary indices: the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index and the Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index.

Conclusion

  • the most deprived areas in the country mostly fall within the cities Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Middlesbrough and the northeast
  • Bexley ranks 8th in London, 1st being the least deprived borough
  • there are no neighbourhoods (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) that are in the most deprived 10% of the country
  • there is a clear strip of deprivation across of the north of the borough, and a patch at the south of the borough
  • to a lesser extent, there are two patches of deprivation in the East (East Wickham ward) and the west (Crayford ward)
  • overall Bexley is not a deprived borough and has 13 neighbourhoods in the top 10% (i.e. least deprived) but the pockets of deprivation, given above, need to be considered.