2019 deprivation analysis
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released the 2019 English Indices of Deprivation on 26th September 2019, and the figures were published down to the lower layer super output area level.
Upper-tier local authority summary
- Lancashire-12's index of multiple deprivation (IMD) ranking is 78/151 upper-tier local authorities but 1/26 26 two-tier county council areas, where 1 is the most deprived.
- The health deprivation and disability rank of average rank measure is the Lancashire-12 area's most deprived ranking (48/151, 1/26), followed by the living environment rank of average rank measure (54/151, 1/26).
- Although relatively mid-table for the percentages of people who are employment deprived and income deprived, owing to the Lancashire-12 area having such a large population this translates into substantial numbers. The Lancashire-12 area is ranked 3/151 upper-tier authorities and 2/26 two-tier council areas for number of people income and employment deprived.
- 74,890 (11.2%) people of working age in the Lancashire-12 area are employment deprived.
- 157,319 of the total population (13.3%) are income deprived.
- 36,322 (16.7%) children aged 0-15 are living in income deprived families.
- 43,166 (14.1%) older people, aged 60 or over, are income deprived.
Lower-tier local authority summary
- Burnley (11/317) and Hyndburn (18/317) are both in the most deprived 10% of the lower-tier local authorities within England on the IMD rank of average rank measure, Pendle and Preston are both in the most deprived 20%. In contrast, Ribble Valley is in the least deprived 20% in England.
- Blackpool unitary authority is ranked as the most deprived lower-tier local authority in England on the IMD rank of average rank measure, plus seven other measures, including income, health, local concentration and the percentage of people employment deprived. Blackburn with Darwen (14/317) is also in the most deprived 10% in England.
- Lancaster, Wyre, Pendle and Preston are in the 20% most deprived lower-tier local authority areas within England on the IMD rank of local concentration measure. Burnley and Hyndburn, along with Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool unitary authorities are in the most deprived decile for this indicator. All, except Preston and Blackpool, have got relatively worse since 2015 on this measure.
- Lancaster joins Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Preston in the 20% most deprived areas in England for the health deprivation and disability rank of average rank measure and the living environment rank of average rank measure.
- For the employment deprivation rank of average rank, Rossendale joins Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Preston in the 20% most deprived areas in England for this measure.
- Since 2015, all of the Lancashire-14 authorities have become relatively more deprived on the IMD rank of average rank measure, apart from Chorley, West Lancashire and Ribble Valley. Preston has the greatest percentile change, -6%. Blackpool has been in the 10% most deprived lower-tier authority and Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Preston have been in the 20% most deprived in the five indices published since 2000.
- Preston has the greatest number of people employment and income deprived (including children and older people) in the Lancashire-12 area, Ribble Valley the least. Burnley and Hyndburn have the highest proportions of their populations income and employment deprived in the area. Blackpool (20.9%), in the Lancashire-14 area, has the largest proportion of its working age population employment deprived in England, and the third largest percentage income deprived (24.7%). Blackpool has the largest number of people employment deprived and income deprived in the Lancashire-14 area.
- Health and disability is one of the two lowest ranked domains in 12 of the Lancashire-14 areas (on the rank of average rank measure for each of the seven domains).
Lancashire local economic partnership (LEP) summary
- The Lancashire LEP covers the Lancashire-14 area. On IMD it is ranked 9/38, which puts it in the 3rd decile. It is ranked 8/38 on the employment domain, with 105,200 people considered to be employment deprived. It is ranked 10/38 on the income domain, with 223,287 people considered to be income deprived. The LEP is ranked 4th (2nd decile) on the IMD local concentration measure. Its health ranking, 7/38, is also in the second decile.
NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG) summary
- NHS East Lancashire CCG is ranked lowest on the multiple-deprivation and health deprivation and disability indices in the Lancashire-12 area. Blackpool is ranked the most deprived CCG on the health deprivation and disability index.
- 17 (6%) out of 285 wards in the Lancashire-14 area are in the 1% most deprived in England. Blackpool has 3 of the 5 most deprived wards in the area. Trinity and Bank Hall wards in Burnley are the most deprived wards in the Lancashire-12 area. Whitefield in Pendle is the most deprived ward in England on the Living Environment domain.
Lower-layer super out area (LSOA) summary
- Three of the five most deprived LSOAs in the Lancashire-12 area are in Burnley. The 10 most deprived LSOAs in the Lancashire-14 area are all in Blackpool. Two of the five least deprived LSOAs in the Lancashire-12 area are in Ribble Valley. One LSOA in Blackburn with Darwen is the fourth least deprived in the Lancashire-14 area.
- 1% (114) of the 756 Lancashire-12 LSOAs are in the most deprived decile in 2019, up from 13.0% (98) in 2015, and 7.3% (55) of the Lancashire-12 LSOAs are in the least deprived decile, the same percentage as in 2015. 19.8% (186) of the 941 Lancashire-14 LSOAs are in the most deprived decile in 2019, up from 17.2% (162) in 2015, and 6% (56) are in the least deprived decile, again, the same proportion as in 2015.
- Blackpool (58.5%), Blackburn with Darwen (56.0%), Burnley (51.7%), Hyndburn (48.1%), Preston (43.0%) and Pendle (38.6%) all have high percentages of their respective LSOAs in the most deprived 20% in England.
- Between the 2015 and 2019 indices of deprivation, 297 LSOAs (31.6%) in the Lancashire-14 area have moved into a more deprived decile, 72 (7.7%) have moved into a less deprived decile, whilst 572 LSOAs have stayed in the same decile.
Page updated November 2019
Further analysis and data
- The English Indices of Deprivation, 2019 - key findings for the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas.pdf PDF 1.45 MB
- Deprivation.xlsx XLSX 2.66 MB
- The English Indices of Deprivation, 2019 - supplementary report for the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) area.pdf PDF 1.05 MB