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Income deprivation affecting children

The income deprivation affecting children index is a supplementary index to the overall income 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

14 per cent of children (4,300 under 16s) in Herefordshire live in income deprived households.

Six LSOAs1 fall within the 20 per cent most deprived in England – all in Leominster and south Hereford; a further four are in the 25 per cent most deprived.

‘Leominster – Ridgemoor’ remains the most deprived area in the county with almost two in every five children (38 per cent) experiencing income deprivation.

On the other hand, there are 32 LSOAs1 in Herefordshire that fall within the 25 per cent least deprived in England; all have eight per cent or fewer children living in income deprivation. Two thirds of these LSOAs1 are in rural areas. Of the remaining third, the greatest number (five LSOAs1) is in the north of Hereford city.

The Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index is the proportion of all children aged 0 to 15 living in income deprived families. Income deprived families are defined as families that either receive Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee) or families not in receipt of these benefits but in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit with an equivalised income (excluding housing benefit) below 60 per cent of the national median before housing costs.

Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the Income Deprivation Affecting Children supplementary index.Id2015 Idac 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: Monday, August 07, 2017