Out of a total of 618,019 households in the Lancashire-14 area in March 2011, 254,352 (41.2%) were not classified to any of the four deprivation categories. For the Lancashire-12 area, the higher percentage of 43.0% was just ahead of the England and Wales rate of 42.3%.
Chorley, Ribble Valley and South Ribble were the three Lancashire authorities with over 48% of households in the not deprived category. In contrast, only 31.9% of households in Blackpool were in this category.
The percentages of households that were deprived in three or four domains were relatively small at the national level, but excessive rates were recorded in Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool. The latter was the only Lancashire authority were over 10% of households were deprived in either three or four domains.
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