Deprivation

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
  • living environment  

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