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Income deprivation affecting older people

The income deprivation affecting older people 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

13 per cent of all people aged 60 or over in Herefordshire live in income deprivation – 7,100 people.

Eight LSOAs1 fall within the 20 per cent most deprived in England – most are in either north or south Hereford and one in Leominster; a further seven are in the 25 per cent most deprived.

‘Leominster – Ridgemoor’ and Hereford city’s ‘Hunderton’ and ‘College Estate’ had the greatest proportion of older people living in income deprivation at 34 per cent each.

There are 23 LSOAs1 that are amongst the 25 per cent least deprived in England, with nine per cent or less of older people living in income deprived households. Just under two thirds of theseLSOAs1 are in rural areas. Of the remainder, the greatest number (five LSOAs1) is in the north of Hereford.

Income Deprivation Affecting Older People is a supplementary index to the income deprivation domain that covers adults aged 60 or over living in income deprived households. This includes adults aged 60 or over receiving Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee).

Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the Income Deprivation Affecting Older People supplementary index.
Id2015 Idao MapsSource: 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