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Income deprivation - Income deprivation affecting children sub-domain

The income deprivation affecting children index is a supplementary index to the overall income domain, which is one of the domains that makes up the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 (IMD 2015).

Key points

14% of children (4,300 under 16s) in Herefordshire live in income deprived households.

Six LSOAs fall within the 20% most deprived in England – all in Leominster and south Hereford; a further four are in the 25% most deprived1.

‘Leominster – Ridgemoor’ remains the most deprived area in the county with almost two in every five children (38%) experiencing income deprivation.

On the other hand, there are 32 LSOAs in Herefordshire that fall within the 25% least deprived in England; all have 8% or fewer children living in income deprivation. Two thirds of these LSOAs are in rural areas. Of the remaining third, the greatest number (five LSOAs) is in the north of Hereford city.

The Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index is the proportion of all children aged 0 to 15 living in income deprived families. Income deprived families are defined as families that either receive Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee) or families not in receipt of these benefits but in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit with an equivalised income (excluding housing benefit) below 60% of the national median before housing costs.

Figure 1:  Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the Income Deprivation Affecting Children supplementary index.

Map showing most deprived LSOAs in Herefordshire - Income deprivation affecting children sub-domain

Source: Department of Communities and Local Government

1Lower 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.