Poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and poverty in Bradford District

Poverty in Bradford District

Indices of Deprivation 2019

The most recent edition of the English Indices of Deprivation was published in 2019. The indices include the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019. 

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.

How the indices are calculated

IMD 2019 uses 39 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 2019.

What this means for Bradford

Bradford District ranks 13th most deprived local authority in England (where 1 is the most deprived local authority and 317 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 2015, Bradford was ranked 19th most deprived.

34% of the District's LSOAs fall within the 10% most deprived neighbourhoods and 16 of the District's LSOAs fall within the 10% least deprived neighbourhoods.

When the LSOA data is aggregated to ward level it shows that 14 of the District's wards are amongst the 10% most deprived wards in England. Manningham is consistently the most deprived ward in the District. Wharfedale is consistently the least deprived ward in the District.