Poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and poverty in Bradford District

Poverty in Bradford District

Bradford District is ranked 5th most income deprived and 6th most employment deprived local authority in England

15% of the District's households are in fuel poverty

22% of children are living below the poverty line

13% of working age people have no qualifications

11% of the working age population claim an out-of-work benefit


Indices of Deprivation 2015

The most recent edition of the English Indices of Deprivation was published in 2015. The indices include the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2015. Most of the data underpinning the IMD 2015 relates to 2012/13.

How the indices are calculated

IMD 2015 uses 37 separate indicators, organised across seven distinct domains of deprivation (income, employment, education skills and training, health deprivation and disability, crime, barriers to housing and and services and living environment) which are weighted and combined to calculate the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015.

What this means for Bradford

Bradford District ranks 19th most deprived local authority in England (where 1 is the most deprived local authority and 326 is the least deprived) and 2nd most deprived in the Yorkshire and Humber region (after the City of Kingston upon Hull). When the previous indices were published in 2010, Bradford was ranked 26th most deprived.

34% of the District's population live in the most deprived 10% of LSOAs in England and 5% of the District's population live in the least deprived areas.



Contact details

Catriona Colborn
Phone: 01274 434691
Email: catriona.colborn@bradford.gov.uk

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