THE most deprived neighbourhoods in the city have been revealed as part of a new study.

New figures show the huge differences between more than 60 neighbourhoods in Worcester with how you much you earn and your standard of living falling dramatically by a mere matter of miles.

The government's 'indices of deprivation' has, for the first time in five years, combined almost 40 statistics in every area of the city looking at wages and employment, skills and qualification, physical and mental health, risk of premature death, crime, access to housing and other services as well as air quality and living environment.

The five most deprived areas in Worcester were all located in Warndon, Tolladine and Brickfields, according to the figures, with the most deprived area located to the north of Warndon between Cranham Drive and the B4639 including Chedworth Drive, Rodborough Drive and the Oasis Academy Warndon.

According to the statistics, the ten-minute drive between the most-deprived ranked area of the city in Warndon and the least-deprived in Northwick paint very different pictures for the people living there in terms of jobs and wages, health and access to a good quality of life.

Read more about the least deprived areas of the city here

Taking all the data into account, each area of the city was given a score - with the most-deprived areas of Warndon scoring more than 76 - where the higher the score, the more deprived the area is deemed to be - with parts of Northwick, seen as the least-deprived, scoring just four.

Here are the top five most deprived areas in the city according to the study:


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The area scored poorly for low wages and unemployment, higher risk of crime and poor health with people living there having some of the biggest barriers to accessing housing and other services in the city.

The area was also deemed by far the most deprived for children in the city and was also the most deprived for the elderly and was also the lowest-scoring area in the city for lack of attainment and skills amongst children and adults.

The area in Warndon was also ranked the 72nd most deprived area in all of England.


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The five most deprived areas for children in the city also included parts of Tolladine and Brickfields, as well as north Warndon, with parts of Ronkswood including homes south of Newtown Road and around Canterbury Road also scoring poorly in deprivation figures affecting children.

It was a similar picture for deprivation amongst the elderly with the north of Warndon again scoring low with the area where Windermere Drive meets Langdale Drive ranking the worst.


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Scores were also given to every area on employment which includes the number of people who would like to work but are unable to do so due to unemployment, sickness or disability, or caring responsibilities.

Areas in the north of Warndon again scored poorly closely followed by Tolladine. Dines Green was also highlighted as one of the most deprived areas for employment in the city.

The lack of attainment in education and skills amongst children and adults was again highlighted in Tolladine but also in parts of St John's.


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The north of Warndon also rated poorly for crime where it was seen as the area in the city most likely to become a victim. Tolladine was again included with other parts of Warndon and Tunnel Hill amongst some of the highest scoring for crime.

As in most of the categories, the same areas in Tolladine and Warndon were highlighted in the health figures which looked at the risk of premature death and how quality of life was affected through poor physical and mental health whilst also measuring disease and disabilities.


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Ease of access to housing and other services, including the many physical and financial barriers, were also included with parts of Henwick, Warndon, Dines Green and Lower Wick having the worst access, according to the data.