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Education and skills deprivation - Children and young people sub domain

Children and Young People’s Education and Skills is a sub-domain of the Education and Skills domain, which is one of the domains that makes up the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 (IMD 2015). For more information and data on the IMD 2015 and the other domains that make up the index please see the main IMD 2015 page.

Key points

Nine more LSOAs1 are amongst the 25 per cent most deprived in England than there were in the ID2010.

Nine LSOAs1, four in the north and four in the south of Hereford city and one in the John Kyrle area of Ross-on-Wye are now in the 10 per cent most deprived in England.

Children and young people’s education and skills is the biggest issue for the county across the people-related domains (i.e. excluding barriers to housing & services and living environment) – with the largest number of areas in the most deprived nationally and the smallest in the least deprived.

There are 28 LSOAs1 that are amongst the 25 per cent least deprived in England, just over two-thirds of which are scattered around the rural areas of the county; three are located in the north-eastern area of Hereford city.

This domain measures the lack of attainment and skills in the local population relating to children and young people and is made up of the following indicators –

  • Key Stage 2 attainment: The average points score of pupils taking reading, writing and mathematics Key Stage 2 exams.
  • Key Stage 4 attainment: The average capped points score of pupils taking Key Stage 4.
  • Secondary school absence: The proportion of authorised and unauthorised absences from secondary school.
  • Staying on in education post 16: The proportion of young people not staying on in school or non-advanced education above age 16.
  • Entry to higher education: A measure of young people aged under 21 not entering higher education.

Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the Children and Young People’s Education and Skills sub-domain.
Id2015 Eduskillscyp MapId2015 Eduskillscyp Map
Source: Department of Communities and Local Government


1. Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) are fixed statistical geographies of about 1,500 people designed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). For more information please see the useful definitions page.

Last updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2018