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Living environment deprivation - Outdoor living environment 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.The outdoor Living Environment is a sub-domain of the Living Environment domain, which is one of the domains that make up the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 (IMD 2015).

Key points

Three LSOAs, clustered around the Edgar Street roundabout in north Hereford, are in the 25% most deprived nationally according to the outdoor living domain.[1]

The largest relative improvements were seen in other areas of Hereford city and the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Ledbury.

Almost 90% of Herefordshire’s LSOAs are amongst the 25% least deprived nationally.

The ‘outdoors’ living environment contains measures of air quality and road traffic accidents, it is derived from the following indicators:

  • Air quality: A measure of air quality based on emissions rates for four pollutants
  • Road traffic accidents involving injury to pedestrians and cyclists.

Figure 1:  Map showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the outdoor living environment sub-domain of the IMD 2015.

Map showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the outdoor living environment sub-domain of the IMD 2015.

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.