Mapping deprivation in Manchester

Here’s a map of deprivation in Greater Manchester. The most deprived areas are shaded dark red; the least deprived areas dark blue. Each small region on the map is a Lower Super Output Area (LSOA). There are 34,378 LSOAs in England and Wales, and on average an LSOA covers an area with a population of just 1500 people, so data at LSOA level is very high resolution. This is good for mapping deprivation, which can vary suddenly and subtly between areas – as is clear in the case of Manchester. Particularly interesting are places like Wythenshawe: deprived areas in a sea of relatively less deprived areas. Things are best viewed in fullscreen.