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 View the English Indices of Deprivation data (IMD) for Oxfordshire.

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The English Indices of Deprivation are produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The 2015 release is an update of that released in 2010. The Indices compare small areas in England (called Lower Super Output Areas - LSOAs for short) across 37 indicators, organised into 7 Domains, which in turn are combined to produce the Index of Multiple deprivation (IMD). The domains are: Income Deprivation; Employment Deprivation; Education, skills & Training Deprivation; Health Deprivation and Disability; Barriers to Housing & Services; Crime; and Living Environment.

Oxfordshire relatively undeprived overall

Oxfordshire has relatively low levels of deprivation: it is the 11th least deprived of 152 upper-tier local authorities in England (up from 12th in 2010). That puts the county well within the top 10% least deprived. Compared with other upper tier local authorities in England, Oxfordshire is less deprived than average across six of the seven domains of deprivation:

  • Employment Deprivation – Oxfordshire is the 9th least deprived upper tier local authority in England out of 152
  • Income Deprivation – Oxfordshire is the 10th least deprived
  • Health Deprivation and Disability – Oxfordshire is the 16th least deprived
  • Crime – Oxfordshire is the 16th least deprived
  • Education, Skills and Training – Oxfordshire is the 34th least deprived
  • Living Environment – Oxfordshire is the 39th least deprived

Oxfordshire is slightly more deprived than average in one of the seven domains of deprivation:

  • Barriers to Housing and Services – Oxfordshire is the 64th most deprived upper tier local authority in England

Two additional indicators of deprivation are produced alongside the seven ‘core’ IMD domains. These are:

  • Income Deprivation affecting Children (IDACHI) – Oxfordshire is the 14th least deprived upper tier local authority in England
  • Income Deprivation Affecting Older People (IDAOPI) – Oxfordshire is the 9th least deprived

A minority of areas in Oxfordshire are relatively deprived

Oxfordshire is relatively undeprived, but there is considerable variation across the county. On one hand, 193 out of 407 small areas in Oxfordshire are among the 20% least deprived in the whole of England. 46% of the county’s population lives in areas among the 20% least deprived nationally, and 82% live in areas less deprived than the national average. On the other hand, two small areas in Oxfordshire are among the 10% most deprived nationally (up from one in 2010). A further 13 areas are among the 10-20% most deprived nationally (down from 17 in 2010).

 The 15 small areas in Oxfordshire that are among the 20% most deprived nationally include:

  • In Oxford City, parts of Rose Hill and Iffley, Northfield Brook, Barton and Sandhills, and Blackbird Leys
  • In Banbury, parts of Grimsbury and Castle, and Ruscote
  • In Abingdon, part of Abingdon Caldecott