The five most deprived areas in Birmingham, according to the Census 2021
These are the most deprived areas in Birmingham
As part of the 2021 census, households in England and Wales were classified in terms of four different “dimensions of deprivation”, which are based on certain characteristics.
The first is where any member of a household, who is not a full-time student, is either unemployed or long-term sick, and the second covers households where no person has at least five or more GCSE passes or equivalent qualifications, and no 16 to 18-year-olds at the home are full-time students.
The third dimension is where any person in the household has general health that is “bad” or “very bad” or has a long-term health problem, and the fourth where the household’s accommodation is either overcrowded or is in a shared dwelling, or has no central heating.
Office for National Statistics data show 59.6% of households in Birmingham were deprived in at least one of these “dimensions” when the most recent census was carried out.
This was the highest proportion of all local authorities in England and Wales, and far above the national average of 51.7%. However, it represented a drop from 66.4% at the time of the last census in 2011. A further breakdown reveals which of the area’s 132 neighbourhoods were most affected by deprivation last year.
We’ve worked out the most deprived areas in Birmingham by looking at the percentage of households which were deprived in at least one dimension at the time of the 2021 census.
These are the five Birmingham areas with the highest deprivation rates