The least deprived areas in and around Birmingham have been revealed in the latest 2021 Census results.
As part of the latest periodic survey, households in England and Wales were classified in terms of four different "dimensions of deprivation”.
Households were considered to be deprived if they met one of the four following criteria:
- Employment: if any member of the household, who is not a full-time student, is either unemployed or long-term sick
- Education: if no person in the household has at least five or more GCSE passes or equivalent and no-one aged 16 to 18 years is a full-time student
- Health and disability: if anyone in the household is in bad or very bad health or is disabled
- Housing: if the home is either overcrowded, in a shared dwelling or has no central heating
Households were not considered to be deprived if they didn’t meet any of these criteria. The Office for National Statistics said deprivation is a "complex topic", adding that more detailed information would come in future releases.
Across England, the council areas with the highest proportion of households that were not deprived included Elmbridge in Surrey (61.9%), Wokingham in Berkshire (61.5%) and Richmond upon Thames in London (61%). The tables featured over 7,000 neighbourhoods.
Here are the areas of Birmingham with the most non-deprived households.