This information looks at the levels of deprivation in Barnsley, measured by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019. The IMD is published by Communities for Local Government. It provides a consistent method for measuring deprivation across England and monitoring the gap between the most deprived areas.

The IMD combines information from seven areas to produce an overall measure:

  • employment                     
  • education, skills and training      
  • health and disability
  • barriers to housing and services                
  • crime
  • living environment  

Reducing levels of deprivation and inequality has an important part to play in the continued improvement of Barnsley.