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:
- education, skills and training
- health and disability
- barriers to housing and services
- living environment
Reducing levels of deprivation and inequality has an important part to play in the continued improvement of Barnsley.