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Deprivation Indicators

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the geographical barriers score of each local authority in the Indices of Deprivation for (a) 2004 and (b) 2007 was, ranked from highest to lowest in each year. (251734)

Geographical barriers is a sub-domain of the Indices of Deprivation which is published at Lower Super Output Area level (geographical units with an average of 1,500 population).

The Government do not produce a score for this at local authority level.

I have placed a table of the LSOA score and rank for this sub domain for 2004 and 2007 in the Library. The table also shows which local authority each LSOA is within, and shows all of England's 32,482 LSOAs.

LSOAs with the highest score, face the greatest geographical barriers (The LSOA with a rank of one is the most deprived on this sub domain, and 32,482 the least deprived).

The geographical barriers sub-domain is calculated from data on road distance to: GP premises; supermarket or convenience store; primary school; and post office.