Deprivation is measured using the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).  This Index scores and ranks relative levels of deprivation in all neighbourhoods (small areas known as LSOAs) across England according to seven different dimensions involving income, employment, education, health, crime, housing, and the living environment. 


The latest IMD (2015) shows that Birmingham is ranked the 6th most deprived Local Authority in the UK. Approximately 40% of the population lives in highly deprived areas. 


The dark purple areas on this map show the most deprived areas with the pale purple areas being the least deprived. The most deprived areas are close to the city centre where population is more concentrated.

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