Deprivation covers a broad range of issues and refers to unmet needs caused by a lack of resources of all kinds, not just financial.
It is acknowledged that deprivation and ill health are linked, with people in more deprived communities having a greater risk of early death and increased prevalence of disease.
The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 (IMD 2010) is a nationally recognised measure of deprivation at the small area level. It is an important tool for identifying the most disadvantaged areas in England and can be used locally to help prioritise services and resources to help tackle health inequalities and social exclusion.
In terms of overall deprivation, 2.8% of Shropshire’s population lived within the most deprived areas in England. This increased from 1.6% in 2004 and 2.1% in 2007. The 2010 IMD showed that 14.6% of the county’s population lived in areas which fell within the least deprived fifth of areas in England.
The information sheets and links at the bottom of this page give more detailed information in relation to deprivation in Shropshire.Last updated 16 July 2012 Print this page