Manchester’s 10 poorest neighbourhoods based on average income, including Harpurhey and Ardwick
These are the areas of Manchester where residents may be feeling the pinch the most as the cost of living crisis continues, with some stark inequalities across the city.
The cost of living crisis is putting pressure on household budgets across the country - but in these areas of Manchester residents could definitely be feeling the pinch more than most.
We’ve compiled a list of neighbourhoods across the city with the lowest estimated average annual household income, based on the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). These are the areas which could be far less able to afford the rocketing cost of food and bills.
The least well-off of Manchester’s 57 neighbourhoods is Clayton Vale. Households there have an annual total household income, on average, of £26,400. This figure also indicates the stark levels of inequality across Manchester as it is less than half of the annual average household income of the wealthiest neighbourhood, Castlefield and Deansgate, at £73,400.
The ONS breaks local authorities down into neighbourhoods called middle layer super output areas (MSOAs). These divide the country into areas with populations of roughly similar sizes living there for purposes of statistical comparisons. The average income statistics are the latest available by neighbourhood, published by the ONS in March 2020 and relating to the financial year ending 2018.
Total annual household income is the sum of the before-tax income of every member of the household, plus any income from benefits. The estimates were calculated by the ONS using various sources of information, including the 2011 Census and the annual Family Resources Survey.
These are the 10 neighbourhoods in Manchester where residents may find it harder to make ends meet.