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 and 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                                                               
  • The Living Environment  

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

Indices of Multiple Deprivation by area

Document Date Ward map
Borough Overview 2019  
Borough Infographic 2019  
Interactive dashboard 2019, 2015  
Indices of multiple deprivation borough overview 2015  
Central area  2015 Central 
Dearne area  2015 Dearne
North area  2015 North
North East area  2015 North East
Penistone area 2015 Penistone
South area 2015 South

Indices of Multiple Deprivation briefings

Document Date
Overall score    2015                            
Barriers 2015  
Crime 2015
Education 2015  
Employment 2015
Health 2015   
Income 2015
Living environment 2015