Poverty and Deprivation

  • 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.


The Indices of Deprivation 2015 - detailed report

Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015

Indicators of area deprivation

Child poverty estimates 2013

The Indices of Deprivation 2010 - detailed report

Child Wellbeing Index 2009


Child poverty estimates 2011

Further links

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