This page shows 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 gives a method for measuring deprivation across England and monitoring the gap between the most deprived areas.

The IMD combines data from seven areas to show 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 a vital part to play in the continued improvement of Barnsley.