Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) 2015
As part of the Income Domain of the Indices of Deprivation 2015,
a supplementary index has also been published which measures
the proportion of children who are raised in income-deprived*
Bedford Borough Children Living in Income-Deprived
Across the Borough, 18.9% of children live in income-deprived
households and the Borough is ranked 131 of 326 English local
authorities, where 1 is the most deprived.
However, levels of child deprivation vary greatly by
area, ranging from a high of 52% in LSOA 477 in Cauldwell ward to a
low of 3% in LSOA 544 in Sharnbrook ward**.
The Borough has 5 LSOAs among the 0-10% most deprived areas in
England on the IDACI measure, 11 LSOAs among the 10-20% most
deprived, and 11 among the 20-30% most deprived.
Of these 27 LSOAs, 25 are located in the urban area, with the
most severe deprivation in parts of Cauldwell, Goldington,
Kingsbrook and Queens Park wards.
These 25 deprived LSOAs in the urban area are shown on this
map; the 2
rural LSOAs are located in Eastcotts (Shortstown) and Wilshamstead
Changes between 2010 and 2015
Compared to the last IDACI measure published in 2010, the number
of LSOAs in the Borough which fall within the 0-30% most deprived
areas nationally has risen from 24 to 27.
However, the number within the 0-10% most severely deprived
areas declined from 9 in 2010 to 5 in 2015, and the overall Borough
proportion declined from 20.1% in 2010 to 18.9% in 2015.
A comparison of the 2010 and 2015 data across all of the IDACI
deciles is shown in Figure 1:
Figure 1 : Comparison of Bedford Borough IDACI
Decile Rankings in 2010 and 2015
Source: DCLG, Indices of Deprivation 2010 and 2015.
* Defined as families that either receive
Income Support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-based
Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee)
or families not in receipt of these benefits but
in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit with an
equivalised income (excluding housing benefit) below 60% of the
national median before housing costs.
** See the Introduction to the
Indices of Deprivation 2015 for an explanation of how
deprivation decile rankings are calculated and for a definition of
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