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How deprived is Hastings?

The Indices of Deprivation 2019 have been published, which show how deprived local areas are, in comparison to other parts of England. They are calculated by combining data on employment, low incomes, education, health, crime, living environment, and barriers to housing and services.

Using the latest data, Hastings is ranked as the 13th most deprived local council area out of 317 areas in England, which is no change from the 2015 data. According to these figures, Hastings is the most deprived local council area in the South East of England by far.

To look at parts of the town in detail, Hastings has been split into 53 local neighbourhoods. 16 of these neighbourhoods in Hastings are among the most deprived 10% neighbourhoods in the whole of England (which is no change from the 2015 data). Parts of Baird ward and Tressell ward in North East Hastings are in the most deprived 1% in the country, closely followed by parts of Castle ward, Central St Leonards ward and Hollington ward. Part of Conquest ward (near the hospital) is the least deprived neighbourhood in Hastings. No parts of Hastings are in the least deprived 25% of England.

Looking at the other council areas in East Sussex, Eastbourne is ranked 106, Rother is 135, Lewes is 194, and Wealden is ranked 254 out of 317 local council areas in England.

Full details of the Indices of Deprivation 2019 can be found at

If your charity, community group or social enterprise would like more information about the local data in Hastings, and how it can be used in funding applications, contact Peter Thorpe at Hastings Voluntary Action.







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