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Education and skills deprivation - Children and young people sub-domain

Note: The English Indices of Deprivation 2019 were released at the end of September, replacing those from 2015.  We will shortly be updating this page with the new data, but in the meantime, the Herefordshire data are available for download in the Domain scores for Herefordshire 2019.Children and Young People’s Education and Skills is a sub-domain of the Education and Skills domain, which is one of the domains that makes up the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 (IMD 2015).

Key points

Nine more LSOAs are among the 25% most deprived in England than there were in the IMD 2010.[1]

Nine LSOAs, four in the north and four in the south of Hereford city and one in the John Kyrle area of Ross-on-Wye are now in the 10% most deprived in England.

Children and young people’s education and skills is the biggest issue for the county across the people-related domains (i.e. excluding barriers to housing & services and living environment) – with the largest number of areas in the most deprived nationally and the smallest in the least deprived.

There are 28 LSOAs that are among the 25% least deprived in England, just over two-thirds of which are scattered around the rural areas of the county; three are located in the north-eastern area of Hereford city.

This domain measures the lack of attainment and skills in the local population relating to children and young people and is made up of the following indicators:

  • Key Stage 2 attainment: The average points score of pupils taking reading, writing and mathematics Key Stage 2 exams.
  • Key Stage 4 attainment: The average capped points score of pupils taking Key Stage 4.
  • Secondary school absence: The proportion of authorised and unauthorised absences from secondary school.
  • Staying on in education post 16: The proportion of young people not staying on in school or non-advanced education above age 16.
  • Entry to higher education: A measure of young people aged under 21 not entering higher education.

Figure 1:  Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the Children and Young People’s Education and Skills sub-domain.

Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the Children and Young People’s Education and Skills sub-domain.

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.