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Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019

The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) identifies areas of deprivation in each local authority area, and also for smaller areas, or neighbourhoods, within each local authority area. These are known as Lower-layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs).

The latest IMD was published in 2019, by the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government.

How deprivation is worked out


The IMD is based on a number of indicators of deprivation, which have been combined into the categories (called 'domains') listed below. Some domains are given a greater weight when it comes to working out levels of deprivation, because they're considered to be more important.

The seven domains of deprivation are:

  • Income (weighting of 22.5%)
  • Employment (weighting of 22.5%)
  • Health Deprivation and Disability (weighting of 13.5%)
  • Education, Skills, and Training (weighting of 13.5%)
  • Barriers to Housing and Services (weighting of 9.3%)
  • Crime (weighting of 9.3%)
  • Living Environment (weighting of 9.3%)

Deprivation is measured on a relative scale, rather than an absolute scale. This means looking at how areas compare to each other. For example, a neighbourhood ranked 100th is more deprived then a neighbourhood ranked 200th, but this does not mean it is exactly twice as deprived.

The level of deprivation applies to the area in general, it does not mean that every single person living there experiences the same level of deprivation.

More information about the Index of Multiple Deprivation is available on GOV.UK.

Middlesbrough's statistics

Middlesbrough as a whole

Each of the 317 local authority areas in England are given a ranking.

Middlesbrough has a 'rank of average score' of 5 (an increase of one, from 6 in 2015). This means it's the fifth most deprived local authority area in England, and that it has become more deprived since 2015.

Middlesbrough wards

Each of the 32,844 LSOAs (neighbourhoods) in England are given a score based on their deprivation level. They’re also given a rank based on their score. Based on the LSOA scores, it's possible to estimate ranks for the wards in Middlesbrough.

There are 20 wards in Middlesbrough. Between 2015 and 2019, 5 have improved their ranking (becoming less deprived) and 15 have become more deprived.

Ward data


The table below shows the IMD overall rankings for Middlesbrough’s wards in 2019 and 2015. It also shows where ranks have changed. Ranks are given out of 7,180 (the number of wards in England), where rank 1 is the most deprived ward.

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Ward 2019 rank 2015 rank Change
North Ormesby


(In the top 1% most deprived nationally)

2 Moved down 1 place (became less deprived)
Brambles and Thorntree


(In the top 1% most deprived nationally)

10 Moved up 5 places (became more deprived)
Berwick Hills and Pallister


(In the top 1% most deprived nationally)

27 Moved up 7 places (became more deprived)


(In the top 1% most deprived nationally)

38 Moved up 2 places (became more deprived)
Park End and Beckfield


(In the top 1% most deprived nationally)

99 Moved up 30 places (became more deprived)
Longlands and Beechwood


(In the top 1% most deprived nationally)

60 Moved down 10 places (became less deprived)


(In the top 3% most deprived nationally)

30 Moved down 59 places (became less deprived)


(In the top 3% most deprived nationally)

228 Moved up 72 places (became more deprived)
Ayresome 722 670 Moved down 52 places (became less deprived)
Park 990 742 Moved down 248 places (became less deprived)
Ladgate 1012 1188 Moved up 176 places (became more deprived)
Coulby Newham 1290 1339 Moved up 49 places (became more deprived)
Stainton and Thornton 1790 2013 Moved up 223 places (became more deprived)
Linthorpe 2578 2767 Moved up 189 places (became more deprived)
Kader 4703 4853 Moved up 150 places (became more deprived)
Trimdon 4790 4956 Moved up 166 places (became more deprived)
Marton East 4976 5614 Moved up 638 places (became more deprived)
Acklam 5320 5438 Moved up 118 places (became more deprived)
Marton West 6075 6310 Moved up 235 places (became more deprived)
Nunthorpe 6761 7024 Moved up 263 places (became more deprived)

Most deprived wards


Of the wards in Middlesbrough, 6 (30%) are in the top 1% most deprived wards in England. These are North Ormesby, Brambles and Thorntree, Berwick Hills and Pallister, Newport, Park End and Beckfield, and Longlands and Beechwood.

A further 2 (Central and Hemlington) are in the top 3% most deprived. This means Middlesbrough has 8 wards in total (40%) which are in the top 3%.

These 8 wards are also in the top 10% most deprived, but there are no other wards in Middlesbrough which fall into the top 10%.

Changes to the rankings


The most significant improvement was seen in Park ward, with a decrease of 248 places in the rankings. This means Park ward has become less deprived since 2015. Central (decrease of 59 places) and Ayresome (decrease of 52 places) also become less deprived.

Of the 6 which are in the top 1% most deprived wards nationally, 4 have become more deprived since 2015. The most significant is Park End and Beckfield (increase of 30 places). The remaining 2 have become less deprived, but they are still in the most deprived 1%. Only Park has moved out of the most deprived 1% and 3% since 2015.

No wards in Middlesbrough are in the top 10% least deprived wards in England.