Yorkshire & Humberside

  • Offshore wind continues to benefit the Yorkshire coast and Yorkshire and the Humber house prices rise the fastest in England September, 2019

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published its deprivation index which looks at an area’s levels of income, employment, education, health and crime as well as housing services and living environment. Jaywick in Essex, near Clacton-on-Sea, was previously found to be the most deprived in the last two reports in 2010 and 2015 and it has won this unwelcome accolade again. After Jaywick, eight areas of Blackpool are the most deprived in England with an area of Hull the most deprived part of Yorkshire and The Humber (ranked 21st). The Ministry divides England up into 32,844 neighbourhoods averaging about 1,500 residents or 650 households each. In terms of local authorities, 45% of Hull was deemed to be deprived, ranking it fourth in England, Bradford was ranked 11th, North East Lincolnshire 17th, and Rochdale and Sheffield also made the top thirty. There was little change in performance since 2015, with most areas marginally improving on their previous rankings. The least deprived area of England is an area near Great Missenden in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, few areas outside the South East were near the end of the table, except the Burn Bridge area of Harrogate, which was second...