The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 combines 39 indicators to produce a single overall deprivation score for every Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in England.
Central Bedfordshire is divided into 157 LSOAs, each containing around 1,600 people. Each LSOA is identified using the name of the ward plus a unique three digit code.
Three Central Bedfordshire LSOAs are in the 10 to 20% most deprived in England (down from 5 in 2015):
- Dunstable Manshead 594
- Parkside 602
- Flitwick 400
Ten Central Bedfordshire LSOAs are in the 20-30% most deprived in England (up from 8 in 2015):
- Houghton Hall / Tithe Farm 618
- Parkside 601
- Sandy 433
- Leighton Buzzard North 609
- Caddington 562
- Leighton Buzzard North 605
- Dunstable Northfields 595
- Dunstable Central / Dunstable Northfields 568
- Houghton Hall 580
- Tithe Farm 619
Source: MHCLG, Indices of Deprivation – Index of Multiple Deprivation, 2019.
Changes since 2015
All but one of the LSOAs shown above were also the most deprived areas in Central Bedfordshire in 2015. The biggest changes are:
- Three LSOAs are in the most deprived 10-20% in England, compared to five in 2015
- Dunstable Manshead 594 and Parkside 602 remain the two most deprived areas.
- Flitwick 400 is now the third most deprived part of Central Bedfordshire – in 2015 it had been in the 20-30% most deprived.
- Ten LSOAs are in the most deprived 20-30% in England, compared to eight in 2015
- Parkside 601, Sandy 433 and Houghton Hall/Tithe Farm 618 are no longer in the 10-20% most deprived, but are now in the 20-30% most deprived.
- Dunstable Northfields 595 is now in the 20-30% most deprived in England. In 2015 it was in the 30-40% most deprived in England and was the 14th most deprived area in Central Bedfordshire.
The map shows deprivation for all small areas (LSOAs) in Central Bedfordshire.
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