The Overall Index of Multiple Deprivation is derived from all seven of the domains (income, employment, health and disability, education, skills and training deprivation, barriers to housing and services, living environment and crime deprivation). These domains are weighted according to importance to produce a consistent score which can then be compared with the whole of England. The Overall Index is used to rank the Super Output Areas from 1 (most deprived) to 32,482 (least deprived).
- There are 192 Super Output Areas (SOAs) in Shropshire
- In terms of average rank, Shropshire ranks 101st out of 149 counties in England. In 2004, it ranked 105th and in 2007 it ranked 101st. This ranking has remained unchanged since 2007.
- Generally there are higher deprivation rates in urban areas than in rural areas
- One SOA falls within the 10% most deprived in England, located within Harlescott Ward in Shrewsbury
- The five most deprived areas in Shropshire are located within the former district wards of Harlescott, Meole Brace, Monkmoor, Battlefield and Heathgates (all in Shrewsbury) and Market Drayton East
- The district with the highest proportion of its population living within the most deprived fifth of areas in England is Shrewsbury and Atcham (6.6%)
- 17 out of 192 SOAs in the county fall within the 30% most deprived in England. These areas fall within the following wards:
Shrewsbury and Atcham District: Harlescott (most deprived), Meole Brace, Monkmoor, Sundorne, Battlefield and Heathgates, Castlefields and Quarry, Sutton and Reabrook,.
Oswestry District: Castle, Gobowen, Gatacre, Cambrian.
North Shropshire: Market Drayton East, Whitchurch North.
South Shropshire District: Ludlow Henley, Stokesay.
Please select the attachments on this page to view copies of the Overall Index Information Sheets 2004, 2007 and 2010.