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Health deprivation and disability

Health deprivation and disability 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

13 LSOAs1 in the county are amongst the 25 per cent most deprived in England in terms of Health and Disability. This is almost twice as many that were in the top 25 per cent in 2010.

The largest concentration of health deprivation is in south Hereford, plus pockets in north of the city and all market towns except Ledbury

‘Golden Post-Newton Farm’ in south Hereford is one of the 10 per cent most health deprived LSOAs1 in England.

Kington has seen a big increase in relative levels of health deprivation.

There are 39 LSOAs1 that are amongst the 25 per cent least deprived in England. Most of these are scattered around the rural parts of the county.

The health deprivation and disability domain of the ID 2015 is made up of the following indicators -

  • Years of potential life lost: an age and sex standardised measure of premature death
  • Comparative illness and disability ratio: an age and sex standardised morbidity/disability ratio
  • Acute morbidity: an age and sex standardised rate of emergency admission to hospital
  • Mood and anxiety disorders: a composite based on the rate of adults suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, hospital episodes data, suicide mortality data and health benefits data

Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the health and disability domain of the Indices of Deprivation 2015.
Id2015 Disabilityandhealth Maps
 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: Wednesday, May 09, 2018