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Income deprivation

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The income domain measures the proportion of the population in an LSOA1 that live in income deprivation. The definition of low income used includes both people who are out-of-work and those who are in work but have low earnings (and who satisfy the respective means tests).

Key points

  • 11 per cent of the county’s population are living in income deprived households (20,500 people).
  • There are 10 areas (LSOAs1) in Herefordshire that are amongst the 25 per cent most deprived nationally, half of these areas are in the South of Hereford City, a further three in Leominster and one each in Bromyard and Ross-on-Wye – all have at least one in five residents affected.
  • ’Golden Post-Newton Farm’ in south Hereford & ‘Leominster Ridgemoor are in the 10 per cent most income deprived in England, affecting one in three residents.
  • There are 20 LSOAs1 that are amongst the 25 per cent least deprived nationally, with only six per cent or less of their population living in income deprived households. These are spread across the county with some in Hereford city and the market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye as well as a number in rural areas.

The income domain is divided into two supplementary indices - one for income deprivation affecting children and one for income deprivation affecting older people. Please see the links below for further information about these supplementary indices.

Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived nationally according to the income domain of the Indices of Deprivation 2015.
Id2015 Income 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: Monday, August 07, 2017