The English Indices of Deprivation 2010 was published in March 2010 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The indices measures seven different aspects (or domains) of deprivation for lower level superoutput areas across England. Six district level summary measures are also produced.
Note: The last indices was published in 2007. It provided the same six district summary measures, ranking the 354 local authorities in existance at that time. By 2010 the number of local authorities has reduced to 326. Therefore the 2010 indices ranks only these 326 districts. This should be borne in mind when making comparisons between 2007 and 2010 district rankings. It does not however affect percentile placings.
Three of Lancashire's local authorities fall into the 10% most deprived in the country. Blackpool is the most deprived local authority in the county. It's deprivation ranking has fallen from 18th out of 326 local authorities in 2007 to 10th. Burnley is the second most deprived with its ranking falling from 31st to 21st.
The percentage of Lancashire LSOAs falling into the most deprived 10% in the country has increased from 15.5% to 17.4% (2007 to 2010). The percentage of Lancashire LSOAs falling into the most affluent 10% has increased, from 4.0% to 5.4% suggesting that the gap is widening between the most and least deprived areas.
The average percentile of LSOAs in seven districts has worsened; the biggest deterioration being Chorley which has seen a 5.69% change for the worse between 2007 and 2010. Wyre has seen a corresponding 5.34% improvement.
|Average rank of LSOAs (1 is most and 326 is least deprived)||Change in rank||Percentile (1 is most, 100 is least deprived)||Percentage change in percentile|
|Blackburn with Darwen||28||27||1||8.59||7.63||0.96|
Employment deprivation has worsened slightly across the county, with the percentage of LSOAs in the most deprived 10% increasing from 16.7% to 18.1%.
Crime and disorder has improved. The percentage of Lancashire LSOAs in the most deprived 10% in England has fallen from 10.7% to 9.3%. This picks up the reduction in crime generally seen across the county over the last few years.
Health deprivation and disability have worsened slightly – 24.7% in 2010 compared with 21.8% in 2007 in the 10% most deprived LSOAs.
Education, Training and Skills have also seen a slight deterioration from 11.5% in the most deprived 10% in 2007 to 14.1% in 2010.
There is little change in the income, housing and living environment domains.