The five most deprived areas in Manchester, according to the Census 2021
More than half of households are considered as ‘deprived’ in the city - these are the most deprived areas in Manchester, according to new figures in the 2021 Census.
The most deprived areas of Manchester have been revealed in the latest 2021 Census results. As part of the 2021 census, households in England and Wales were classified in terms of four different “dimensions of deprivation”, which are based on certain characteristics.
The first is where any member of a household, who is not a full-time student, is either unemployed or long-term sick, and the second covers households where no person has at least five or more GCSE passes or equivalent qualifications, and no 16 to 18-year-olds at the home are full-time students. The third dimension is where any person in the household has general health that is “bad” or “very bad” or has a long-term health problem, and the fourth where the household’s accommodation is either overcrowded or is in a shared dwelling, or has no central heating.
The Office for National Statistics data indicate 56.4% of households in Manchester were ‘deprived’ in at least one of these “dimensions” when the most recent census was carried out.
It meant the area was above the average across England and Wales, of 51.7%. However, it represented a drop from 65.6% at the time of the last census in 2011.
In contrast, the neighbourhood with the lowest level of deprivation was Castlefield and Deansgate, at 27.1% of households.
A further breakdown reveals which of the area’s 59 neighbourhoods were most affected by deprivation last year.
Here are the five areas with the highest deprivation rates Manchester.
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