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Bucks village least deprived area in England

Prestwood came out on top based on seven categories

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 11:46am 4th October 2019. 2-minute read.

Bucks village least deprived area in England

The least deprived area in the country is a village in Buckinghamshire.

Prestwood has been measured against 32,843 other areas of similar populations and topped the list.

The five most deprived constituencies in England were:

  • Liverpool Walton
  • Birmingham Hodge Hill
  • Blackpool South
  • Blackley and Broughton
  • Birmingham Erdington.

Little Chalfont and Berkhamsted fall just outside the top 10 of the least deprived areas.

Deprivation indicators

The Government statistics are based on a variety of indicators, including:

  • Income deprivation
  • Employment deprivation
  • Health Deprivation and Disability
  • Education, Skills and Training Deprivation
  • Crime
  • Barriers to Housing and Services
  • Living Environment Deprivation

344 out of 533 constituencies in England contain at least one small area that is among the 10% most deprived in England.

Comparing the 2019 figures with the 2015 Indices of Deprivation, area that have become relatively more deprived include many constituencies in the North West and North East, while many constituencies in London are relatively less deprived.

What the statistics do and don’t show

The statistics show which areas are more deprived and less deprived.

However, the least deprived areas are not necessarily the most affluent: for example, just because a neighbourhood contains very few people on low incomes does not mean it contains lots of people on high incomes.

Similarly, a neighbourhood that is highly deprived may also contain pockets of affluence.



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