Hackney is one of three London local authorities in the 15 most deprived areas in the country (Table 5).  The City of London, on the other hand, is ranked 226.  There are 326 local authority districts in total.

Table 5: IMD2015 rank of average score of most deprived local authorities in England

 

Rank of average score

(1=most deprived)

 

 

Local authority district

 

1 Blackpool
2 Knowsley
3 Kingston upon Hull, City of
4 Liverpool
5 Manchester
6 Middlesbrough
7 Birmingham
8 Nottingham
9 Burnley
10 Tower Hamlets
11 Hackney
12 Barking and Dagenham
13 Sandwell
14 Stoke-on-Trent
15 Blackburn with Darwen

Source: IMD2015

Hackney’s ranking has improved since 2010, when it was the second most deprived local authority in the country.  In fact, Hackney shows the largest reduction of all of the 10% most deprived areas over this period (Figure 9), with neighbouring Newham a close second.  The City of London has no LSOAs that fall within the 10% most deprived in the country.

Relative improvements are observed across most IMD domains, as revealed in Table 6, and in most areas of Hackney (with the exception of some areas in the east and pockets of persistent poverty in the south west of the borough). 2  Since 2010, there have been no significant changes across the IMD domains in the City of London.

Figure 9: Change in the proportion of LSOAs in most deprived 10% in the country, by local authority (2010 to 2015)

Figure 9: Change in the proportion of LSOAs in most deprived 10% in the country, by local authority (2010 to 2015)

Source: Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion/Department for Communities and Local Government Briefing, Indices of Deprivation 2015

Table 6: Percentage of Hackney neighbourhoods (LSOAs) in the top 10% most deprived in England

 

Domain

 

2010

 

2015

 

Change

 

IMD 42% 17% -25%
Income 53% 21% -32%
Employment 16% 7% -9%
Health 11% 8% -3%
Education 0% 0% 0%
Housing and services 100% 54% -46%
Crime 22% 44% 22%
Living/Environment 61% 39% -22%
Index of Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) 59% 37% -22%
Index of Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (IDAOPI) 69% 78% 9%

Source: IMD2015

References

  1. London Borough of Hackney, “Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2015 Briefing,” 2015.
  2. London Borough of Hackney, “Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2015 Briefing,” 2015.