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Income deprivation - Income deprivation affecting older people sub-domain

The income deprivation affecting older people 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

13% of all people aged 60 or over in Herefordshire live in income deprivation – 7,100 people.

Eight LSOAs fall within the 20% most deprived in England – most are in either north or south Hereford and one in Leominster; a further seven are in the 25% most deprived1.

‘Leominster – Ridgemoor’ and Hereford city’s ‘Hunderton’ and ‘College Estate’ had the greatest proportion of older people living in income deprivation at 34% each.

There are 23 LSOAs that are among the 25% least deprived in England, with 9% or less of older people living in income deprived households. Just under two thirds of these LSOAs are in rural areas. Of the remainder, the greatest number (five LSOAs) is in the north of Hereford.

Income Deprivation Affecting Older People is a supplementary index to the income deprivation domain that covers adults aged 60 or over living in income deprived households. This includes adults aged 60 or over receiving Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee).

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

Map showing the most deprived Lsoas in Herefordshire - Income deprivation affecting older adults 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.