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Living Environment Deprivation

North Yorkshire has 99 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) which fall within the most deprived 20% in England for this domain in the Indices of Deprivation 2015, an increase from 38 in 2010. They are found within both rural and urban parts of the county

The ‘barcode’ chart below illustrates this increase in the parts of the county which fall within the worst 20% nationally. The black lines represent the North Yorkshire LSOAs while the coloured background represents the full range of LSOAs in England. The most deprived LSOAs appear at the right side of the chart, with the least deprived on the left. LSOAs which appear to the right of the red line fall within the worst 20% in England .


The Living Environment domain is produced using data on housing conditions and the environmental factors.


The domain is composed of two sub-domains – the Outdoors Living Environment which looks at air quality and road traffic accidents; and the Indoors Living Environment which is produced using data on housing in poor condition; and houses without central heating).

The indoor living environment, and in particular a lack of central heating, is a major contributor to winter heath issues.


The number of North Yorkshire LSOAs which fall within the lowest national quintile in terms of the Indoors Living Environment sub-domain has increased from 86 in 2010 to 134 in 2015. The Indices of Deprivation measures changes in deprivation relative to other parts of England so, rather than the indoors living environment having become worse between 2010 and 2015 this increase may be due to North Yorkshire LSOAs having ‘lost ground’ relative to other parts of the country in terms of the proportion of households in poor condition or without central heating


There are no North Yorkshire LSOAs within the most deprived national quintile in terms of the Outdoors Living Environment sub-domain.


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