Summary

Geographic analyses

Sub-regional analyses

Download a spreadsheet with selected district-level statistics. This spreadsheet covers benefit recipiency, lacking paid work, low pay, premature deaths, low birthweight babies, low educational attainment and homelessness.  For most statistics, its scope is Great Britain.  Note that the district-level data in the spreadsheet is much more limited than the data underlying the regional-level table below.  This is because most of the statistics in the table are not available at a sub-regional level. This, in turn, is mainly because the Government suppresses district codes in most of its main surveys, partly because of supposed 'data disclosure' worries and partly because they think that district-level estimates would not be reliable due to small sample sizes.  Northern Ireland is not included as its district-level statistics are generally not directly comparable with those of Great Britain.

Download a spreadsheet with benefit-related ward-level statistics. Very little actual data post the 2001 Census is available at a ward level.  This spreadsheet covers benefit recipiency and its scope is Great Britain.  Note that it is older versions of this benefits data that basically drive the various Indices of Deprivation and, although the indices are wider than benefits, much of the rest of their underlying data is 'modelled' rather than actual small-area data.  Northern Ireland is not included as its ward-level statistics are not directly comparable with those of Great Britain.

For a discussion of what data is available at what geographic levels, see the page on levels of geography.

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Regional comparison summary table

Indicator

East

East

Midlands

London

North

East

North

West

Northern

Ireland

Scotland

South

East

South

West

Wales

West

Midlands

Yorkshire
&
Humber

Income
In low-income households + = - = = = + + + = = =
In receipt of out-of-work benefits + = = - = n/a = + + - = =
Children
In low-income households = = - = = = = = = = = =
Children in workless households + = - = = = = + + = = =
Low birthweight babies = = = = = n/a = = = = - =
Infant deaths = = = = = = = = = = - -
Dental ill-health = = = = = n/a - + = - + =
Underage pregnancies + = = - = n/a = + + = = -
Low attainment at school - 11-year-olds = = = = = n/a n/a = = n/a = =
Low attainment at schools - 16-year-olds = = = = = n/a n/a = = n/a = =
School exclusions = - - = = n/a + = = + - +
Young adults
Unemployment = = - = = = = = + = - =
Without basic qualifications = - = = = n/a n/a = = n/a = -
Not in education, employment or training = = = - = = - = = = = =
Working-age adults
In low-income households = = - = = = = + = = = =
Wanting paid work = = = - = + = = = = = =
Disability and work = = = - = = = = = = = =
Lone parents and work = = - = = + = = = = = =
Low pay + = + - = - + + = = = =
Pay inequalities - = - = = = = - = = = =
Without educational qualifications = = = = = - = + + = = =
Premature death + = = = - = - + + = = =
Limiting long-standing illness or disability + = + - - - = + = - = =
Mental health = = = = = n/a n/a = = n/a = +
Obesity = = + = = n/a n/a = = n/a = =
Older people
In low-income households = = - = = - + = = = = =
Excess winter deaths = = = = = n/a n/a = = = = =
Limiting long-standing illness or disability + = = - = - = + + - = =
Help from social services to live at home - = + + = n/a n/a - - n/a = +
Community
Without central heating + = = + - + = = - = - -
Non-decent homes = = = + = n/a n/a = - n/a = =
Energy inefficient homes = - + + + n/a n/a = - n/a - =
Fuel poverty = = + - = n/a n/a + = n/a - =
Homelessness = = - = = n/a n/a + + n/a - =
Overcrowding = + - = = = - = = + = =
Victims of crime = = = = = n/a n/a = = + = =
Key
+    much better than most other regions
=    similar to many other regions
-    much worse than most other regions
n/a    no directly comparable data

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