Please wait while the info is loaded.......


Background to the Indices of Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation are published by the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG). The latest version are the Indices of Deprivation 2015, providing an update to the Indices of Deprivation 2010. They include ranks and scores for all 32,844 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in England, together with summary information at local authority level.

The overall Index of Multiple Deprivation is part of the Indices of Deprivation dataset. It is calculated from a combination of seven domains - Income; Employment; Health; Education; Barriers to Housing and Services; Crime; and Living Environment.

Detailed information is available on each of these aspects of deprivation by clicking on the domain name.

In addition there are separate sub-domains with the Education, Barriers to Housing and Services and Living Environment domains and two additional income indicators – the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) and the Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (IDAOPI) which provide more detailed information on specific aspects of deprivation.

The way in which the domains, sub-domains and indicators are calculated has been changed as little as possible between the 2010 and 2015 indices, so the data for the two time periods are largely comparable. The underlying statistics used in calculating the Indices of Deprivation 2015 are from 2012/13.

It is important to note that that a change in the rank of an individual local authority or LSOA indicates change relative to other areas in England. It does not necessarily indicate that the area has become more or less deprived in absolute terms. 

Index of Multiple Deprivation North Yorkshire Summary 

At local authority level North Yorkshire is among the least deprived in England. It is ranked 125th least deprived out of 152 upper tier local authorities for the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), a similar position to 2010 when the county was ranked 129th out of 149 upper tier local authorities. 

Scarborough continues to be the most deprived district in North Yorkshire for the Index of Multiple Deprivation. It is ranked 90th most deprived out of 326 lower tier local authorities, but it is relatively less deprived than in 2010, when it was in 83rd place.

At LSOA level the Indices of Deprivation 2015 show that pockets of high levels of deprivation are found within North Yorkshire. Three LSOAs in Scarborough town are within the most deprived 1% in England (parts of Woodlands, Eastfield and Castle wards).

More of the county’s LSOAs now fall within the lowest quintile (most deprived 20%) in England in the Index of Multiple Deprivation, increasing from 18 in 2010 to 23 in the 2015 dataset. The increased number covers parts of Colburn and Filey, together with additional parts of Scarborough and Selby.

The number in the second most deprived national quintile has also increased, from 22 in 2010 to 34 in 2015.


 North Yorkshire LSOAs in the lowest IMD quintile in England 

LSOA name Broad description IMD 2015 rank in England
Scarborough 007D Scarborough town - northern part of Barrowcliff                        313
Scarborough 012B Eastfield - area around Dale Edge and Ridgeway                        318
Scarborough 006B Scarborough town - Castle ward, around St Thomas & St Nicholas Streets                        319
Scarborough 006D Scarborough town - area around Queen's Parade & Trafalgar Square                        751
Scarborough 010A Scarborough town - southern part of Castle ward                        1005
Scarborough 012A Eastfield - southern part of Eastfield ward                        1714
Selby 005C Selby West ward - area around Charles Street                        2057
Harrogate 013F Harrogate town - area around Woodfield Drive                        2283
Scarborough 012C Eastfield - area around Caymer Road & Herdborough Road                        2515
Scarborough 006A Scarborough town - eastern part of Castle ward                        2561
Scarborough 001C Whitby - West Cliff, area south of North Trrace                        2792
Scarborough 010B Scarborough town - area around Royal Avenue & Westbourne Grove                        3907
Scarborough 008C Scarborough town - Central ward, area east of Victoria Road                        5140
Scarborough 007C Scarborough town - southern part of Barrowcliff/Prospect Mount                        5328
Scarborough 009B Falsgrave Park - Edgehill area                        5334
Richmondshire 004A Colburn - area around Forest Drive and Grange Road                       5380
Scarborough 014A Filey - eastern part of Filey ward                       5533
Scarborough 007B Scarborough town - area west of North Leas Avenue                       5732
Craven 006B Skipton South ward - Horse Close area                        5801
Scarborough 003B Whitby - Streonshalh ward around Abbot's Road & St Peter's Court                        5885
Scarborough 010D Scarborough town - area east of Belmont Road                       5992
Craven 005D Skipton South ward - Greatwood area                        6114
Selby 005E Selby East ward - between New Lane and Volta Street                       6430


 BOLD = additional areas which fall within the lowest quintile in IMD 2015 which were outside it in IMD 2010.      

 Ranks are out of 32,844 LSOAs in England. Ranks closest to 1 are the most deprived 


Further information

For more information on this data contact