English Indices of Deprivation 2019

The English Indices of Deprivation (IoD) use seven domains of deprivation to provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-Layer Super Output Areas, LSOAs) across England. Information from the seven domains are combined to produce an overall relative measure of deprivation, the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). Together, they help to compare places across the country, to identify the most deprived areas, and to explore their changes in relative deprivation.

Coventry has become relatively less deprived between 2015 and 2019. Coventry was ranked 59th most deprived in 2015, and in 81st in 2019 out of the 317 local authorities for which data is available in both years. Fewer Coventry neighbourhoods are now amongst the 10% most deprived in England. 18.5% of the city’s LSOAs were amongst the 10% most deprived in 2015 (rank: 46th). This has improved to 14.4% in 2019 (rank: 64th). Fewer Coventry neighbourhoods are deprived as measured by the extent measure. This measure is a more sophisticated method that takes into account a weighted measure of the population in the most deprived 30% of LSOAs. This is designed to avoid the sharp cut-off of only looking at the 10% most deprived areas). 31.9% of LSOAs were amongst the most deprived in 2015 (rank: 55th), and this has improved to 26.7% in 2019 (rank 75th). The level of deprivation amongst the most deprived neighbourhoods in Coventry has declined, as measured by the local concentration measure. This measure looks at the rankings of LSOAs within the most deprived 10% to identify the LSOAs that are extremely deprived to be able to differentiate between the most deprived LSOAs. In 2015, Coventry was ranked 38th most deprived using the local concentration measure. This has improved to 66th in 2019.

Across the West Midlands Region, only Coventry and Staffordshire saw an improvement in the relative ranking at the local authority level. Coventry improved from 59th most deprived in 2015 to 81st in 2019; and Staffordshire saw an improvement from 115th to 116th.


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