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Deprivation at a glance...
13%
Percentage of children
living in low income
families
(2016)
11%
Percentage of households
experiencing
fuel poverty
(2018)
1
Homeless and in
priority need
1,000 households
(2017-2018)
Index of Multiple Deprivation| Merton
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019 is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas (or neighbourhoods) in England.  The IMD ranks every small area (Lower Super Output Area) in England from 1 (most deprived) to 32,844 (least deprived). For larger areas we can look at the proportion of LSOAs within the area that lie within each decile.  Decile 1 represents the most deprived 10% of LSOAs in England while decile 10 shows the least deprived 10% of LSOAs.
Index of Multiple Deprivation
17.74 % (areas: 22) 15.32 % (areas: 19) 12.10 % (areas: 15) 14.52 % (areas: 18) 12.10 % (areas: 15) 4.03 % (areas: 5) 12.10 % (areas: 15) 9.68 % (areas: 12) 2.42 % (areas: 3) 0.00 % (areas: 0) Proportion of LSOAs in Merton by Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Decile
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) combines information from seven domains to produce an overall relative measure of deprivation. The domains are: Income; Employment; Education; Skills and Training; Health and Disability; Crime; Barriers to Housing Services; Living Environment. Each domain is given a weighting and is based on a basket of indicators.
Income domain
16.94 % (areas: 21) 11.29 % (areas: 14) 10.48 % (areas: 13) 8.87 % (areas: 11) 12.90 % (areas: 16) 10.48 % (areas: 13) 8.06 % (areas: 10) 13.71 % (areas: 17) 5.65 % (areas: 7) 1.61 % (areas: 2) Proportion of LSOAs in  Merton by Income Decile
The Income Deprivation Domain measures the proportion of the population in an area experiencing deprivation relating to low income. The definition of low income used includes both those people that are out-of-work, and those that are in work but who have low earnings(and who satisfy therespective means tests).
Employment domain
26.61 % (areas: 33) 14.52 % (areas: 18) 13.71 % (areas: 17) 8.87 % (areas: 11) 9.68 % (areas: 12) 5.65 % (areas: 7) 8.87 % (areas: 11) 9.68 % (areas: 12) 2.42 % (areas: 3) 0.00 % (areas: 0) Proportion of LSOAs in  Merton by Employment Decile
The Employment Deprivation measures the proportion of the working-age population in an area involuntarily excluded from the labour market. This includes people who would like to work but are unable to do so due to unemployment, sickness or disability, or caring responsibilities.
Education domain
38.71 % (areas: 48) 10.48 % (areas: 13) 5.65 % (areas: 7) 8.06 % (areas: 10) 14.52 % (areas: 18) 12.10 % (areas: 15) 8.06 % (areas: 10) 2.42 % (areas: 3) 0.00 % (areas: 0) 0.00 % (areas: 0) Proportion of LSOAs in  Merton by Education, Skills and Training Decile
The Education, Skills and Training Domain measures the lack of attainment and skills in the local population. The indicators fall into two sub-domains: one relating to children and young people and one relating to adult skills. These two sub-domains are designed to reflect the 'flow' and 'stock' of educational disadvantage within an area respectively.
Health domain
22.58 % (areas: 28) 21.77 % (areas: 27) 16.13 % (areas: 20) 8.87 % (areas: 11) 16.13 % (areas: 20) 5.65 % (areas: 7) 6.45 % (areas: 8) 2.42 % (areas: 3) 0.00 % (areas: 0) 0.00 % (areas: 0) Proportion of LSOAs in Merton by Health Deprivation and Disability Decile
The Health Deprivation and Disability Domain measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical and mental health. The domain measures morbidity, disability and premature mortality but not aspects of behaviour or environment that may be predictive of future health deprivation.
Crime domain
2.42 % (areas: 3) 11.29 % (areas: 14) 10.48 % (areas: 13) 12.90 % (areas: 16) 13.71 % (areas: 17) 19.35 % (areas: 24) 15.32 % (areas: 19) 8.87 % (areas: 11) 4.03 % (areas: 5) 1.61 % (areas: 2) Proportion of LSOAs in Merton by Crime Decile
Crime is an important feature of deprivation that has major effects on individuals and communities. The Crime Domain measures the risk of personal and material victimisation at local level.
Barriers to housing and services domain
0.81 % (areas: 1) 3.23 % (areas: 4) 6.45 % (areas: 8) 14.52 % (areas: 18) 17.74 % (areas: 22) 18.55 % (areas: 23) 13.71 % (areas: 17) 12.90 % (areas: 16) 10.48 % (areas: 13) 1.61 % (areas: 2) Proportion of LSOAs in Merton by Barriers to Housing and Services Decile
The Barriers to Housing and Services Domain measures the physical and financial accessibility of housing and local services. The indicators fall into two sub-domains: 'geographical barriers', which relate to the physical proximity of local services, and 'wider barriers'which includes issues relating to access to housing such as affordability.
Living environment domain
0.00 % (areas: 0) 0.00 % (areas: 0) 0.00 % (areas: 0) 0.81 % (areas: 1) 4.84 % (areas: 6) 18.55 % (areas: 23) 20.97 % (areas: 26) 34.68 % (areas: 43) 16.13 % (areas: 20) 4.03 % (areas: 5) Proportion of LSOAs in Merton by Living Environment Decile
The Living Environment Deprivation Domain measures the quality of the local environment. The indicators fall into two sub-domains. The 'indoors' living environment measures the quality of housing; while the 'outdoors' living environment contains measures of air quality and road traffic accidents.
Children in low income families| Merton
Children in low income families
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  Families with Relative Low Income: 18.4 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Absolute Low Income: 15.3 #color:0x827676 London  Families with Relative Low Income: 17.6 #color:0x827676 London  Absolute Low Income: 14.1 #color:0x422D76 Merton  Families with Relative Low Income: 16 #color:0x422D76 Merton  Absolute Low Income: 13.1 Percentage of children in low income families for Merton for 2018-2019
MertonLondonEngland
Count%Count%Count%
Children under 16 living in families with Absolute Low Income5,67413.1258,53014.11,644,33515.3
Children under 16 living in families with Relative Low Income6,92916322,10717.61,982,94818.4
This is the number of children in families (not households), whereby income is less than 60% of median income Before Housing Costs (BHC) in both Absolute (2010 to 2011 index) and Relative terms is derived from analyses of family income over the entire tax year. Income is defined as Gross Personal Income from benefits/tax credits, from employment and self-employment, and from occupational pensions.

Fuel Poverty| Merton
Households that experience fuel poverty
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  Percentage of households in fuel poverty: 10.3 #color:0x827676 London  Percentage of households in fuel poverty: 11.4 #color:0x422D76 Merton  Percentage of households in fuel poverty: 11.2 Households in fuel poverty for Merton for 2018
MertonLondonEngland
Count%Count%Count%
Households in fuel poverty9,28211.2391,92411.42,400,29710.3
Homelessness| Merton
Numbers accepted as being homeless and in priority need
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  Homeless and in priority need: 2.41 #color:0x827676 London  Homeless and in priority need: 4.23 #color:0x422D76 Merton  Homeless and in priority need: 1.44 Homeless and in priority need for Merton for 2017-2018
MertonLondonEngland
CountPer 1,000CountPer 1,000CountPer 1,000
Homeless and in priority need - per 1,000 households1221.415,4404.256,5802.4
Out of work benefits| Merton
Children in Out of Work Benefit Claimant households in Merton
#color:0x422D76 Merton  Aged 16-18: 480 #color:0x422D76 Merton  Aged 11-15: 1085 #color:0x422D76 Merton  Aged 5-10: 1550 #color:0x422D76 Merton  Aged 0-4: 1520 Number of children in Out of Work Benefit Claimant households for Merton for 2017
MertonLondonEngland
Children aged 0-41,52082,590528,100
Children aged 5-101,55083,690532,680
Children aged 11-151,08563,330378,170
Children aged 16-1848031,060174,000
These are households where at least one parent or guardian claimed one or more of the following out-of-work benefits: Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance, Pension Credit or Universal Credit at 31 May of the relevant year. A claimant may be in receipt of a combination of any of these benefits.
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