Indices of Deprivation 2019

According to the latest Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD 2019), relative multiple deprivation has risen in East Sussex since 2015, although the county has a lower proportion of LSOAs in the most and least deprived deciles compared to the national average. 22 neighbourhoods out of 329 (6.7%) are in the most deprived decile. This compares to 19 (5.8%) when the last Index was published in 2015.

The English Indices of Deprivation give the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas called Lower-layer super output areas (LSOAs) or neighbourhoods, of which there are 32,844 in England. They are designed to be of a similar population size, with an average of 1,500 residents each in 2011. The Index of Multiple Deprivation ranks every small area in England from 1 (most deprived area) to 32,844 (least deprived area).

Further information is available on ESiF (

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Resource Date

October 2019