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Wakefield: Deprivation

47,400 people live in neighbourhoods among the top-10% most deprived in England (IMD 2015)

22% of children aged 0-15 live in a household where a parent or guardian is claiming out-of-work benefits (2013)

8.6% of households are living in fuel poverty (2013)


  • Overall, the Wakefield district is becoming less deprived, but there are some areas and groups of people who continue to experience high levels of disadvantage and poverty. The information provided below includes details of material deprivation; child poverty; and, fuel poverty.

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  • At the district level Wakefield is the 65th most deprived district in England (out of 326 districts), a small change from 2010, when Wakefield was 67th most deprived. The district’s deprivation profile is shaped by high levels of education and skills deprivation, and relative to England the situation remained unchanged from 2010. Income and health deprivation are also prominent and both worsened relative to England between 2010 and 2015, but crime and living environment deprivation both improved. (30th September 2015)
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