According to the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation, 10 of Oxford's 83 neighbourhood areas ('Super Output Areas') are among the 20% most deprived areas in England. These areas, which are in the Leys, Rose Hill and Barton areas of the city, experience multiple levels of deprivation – low skills, low incomes and relatively high levels of crime.
The 2008/09 recession caused a rise in unemployment which was particularly acute amongst low income groups and deprived areas. For more information see our economic statistics.
Men and women living in relatively deprived areas have a shorter life expectancy than those living in the least deprived areas. For more information see our health statistics page.
After adjusting for housing costs, 25% of children in Oxford live below the poverty line.
In November 2015 Oxford had 7,990 (7.1%) working age residents claiming benefits. Main out-of-work benefits includes the groups: job seekers, ESA and incapacity benefits, lone parents and others on income related benefits. Latest figures on the number of benefit claimants
Interactive map of the Index of Multiple Deprivation by Oliver O'Brien at UCL
Oxfordshire Insight's interactive Index of Multiple Deprivation dashboard.
Information about the Child Wellbeing Index 2009