A NEW study has revealed the most deprived areas in Brighton and Hove.

The Indices of Deprivation takes data such as education, health, crime, income and employment collected in 2019 to calculate each area’s national position.

The UK was broken down into 32,844 Lower Layer Super Output Areas, with 165 different areas in Brighton and Hove.

Of these, 15 fell within the ten per cent most deprived areas in Britain.

Six of these areas were in the East Brighton ward, two were in Hollingdean and Stanmer, two were in Queen’s Park, Two were in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, two were in Hangleton and Knoll and one was in Hanover and Elm Grove.

The Argus:

The most deprived area in Brighton and Hove, according to the Indices of Deprivation, was an area of East Brighton centred around Whitehawk Crescent (above).

It was ranked as the 294th most deprived LSOA in the UK, dropping from the 373rd rank it received when the study was carried out in 2015.

Other LSOAs in East Brighton which ranked in the lowest 1,000 on the Indices of Deprivation were an area centred around the Whitehawk Way junction with Fletching Close (below) and and area centred around the Wiston Way junction with Sompting Close, which ranked 640th.

The Argus:

Two other LSOAs, both in the Queen’s Park ward, were also placed within the 1,000 most deprived areas.

These were centred around the Ashton Rise junction with Richmond Place (656th) and the Eastern Road junction with Upper Bedford Street (below), which ranked 618th.

The least deprived LSOA in Brighton and Hove, which was also among the ten per cent least deprived neighbourhoods in the country, was in the Withdean ward.

The Argus:

The area, centred around Fernwood Rise, was ranked as the 31,899th least deprived area out of the 32,844 in the UK.

There were ten LSOAs in Brighton and Hove which ranked within the top ten per cent of the least deprived neighbourhoods in Britain.

Of these, most were near some of the city’s largest green spaces.

The Argus:

The Withdean, Preston Park and Hove Park wards each contained three of the least deprived areas.

The final area was in the Patcham ward.

The Indices of Deprivation was produced from a government study, aiming to update its findings from 2015 with new data gathered last year.

It found that Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Knowsley, Kingston upon Hull and Manchester are the local authorities with the highest proportions of neighbourhoods among the most deprived in England.