Manchester town ‘most-deprived’ in the England

According to a new analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Oldham is the most deprived town in England.

Coming up as second was West Bromwich, in the West Midlands.

The study looked at levels of deprivation in local areas of towns and cities across the country.

Over 60 per cent of local areas in Oldham and West Bromwich are ranked in the most deprived 20 per cent of areas in England.

On the other side of the coin, Guildford in Surrey, was found to be the least deprived.

So what did the list take into account in the study? Well multiple factors were considered in the research. Income, employment, health and disability, education, skills and training deprivation, crime, barriers to housing and services, and living environment were all analysed.

The ONS found that all types of deprivation are more prevalent in urban areas.

Unfortunately for us northerners, towns in the North-West make up half of the worst affected.

The data revealed that while Oldham was the most deprived overall, West Bromwich came off the worst for employment and income.

The town in Sandwell was ranked the lowest out of 109 areas for both aspects and second lowest for education.

According to the study, the ten most deprived towns in England are:

1. Oldham (65.2 per cent of local areas in the most deprived 20 per cent)
2. West Bromwich (62.8 per cent)
3. Liverpool (59.4 per cent)
4. Walsall (57.5 per cent)
5. Birmingham (57.5 per cent)
6. Nottingham (57.3 per cent)
7. Middlesbrough (55.9 per cent)
8. Salford (55.6 per cent)
9. Birkenhead (54.5 per cent)
10. Rochdale (53.8 per cent)

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