BLACKBURN with Darwen's most deprived areas have been revealed.

Government figures have detailed the levels of deprivation across the England based on a range of factors including income, employment, health and education.

The statistics have been broken down for small areas of between 400 and 1200 households or 1-3,000 people.


In Blackburn with Darwen, there are 28 of these areas which fall within the top one per cent of the most deprived in the country.

Top of the pile is an area including Bank Top and Wensley Fold — which is ranked as the 19th most deprived area out of the 32,844 in England.

Coming in second place is another area of Bank Top incorporating Hancock Street, Montrose Street and Stansfield Street, which was ranked 136th overall.

An area of Shadsworth, including Arran Avenue and Rothesay Road, is in third spot in the borough - 283rd overall - and an area of Whitebirk, incorporating Gloucester Road, comes in fourth at number 402.

Making up the top five of Blackburn with Darwen's most deprived areas is land in Higher Croft including Fishmoor Drive and Manxman Road.

On the other side of the coin, the area of Blackburn with Darwen with the least deprivation, according to the new statistics, is an area close to Ewood Park, which was ranked 29,118 out of the 32,844 in the country.

The English Indices of Deprivation — which was last carried out in 2010 and updated in 2015 — covers a wide range of issues and refers to unmet needs caused by a lack of various resources.

The seven separate domains of deprivation examined include crime, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, disability, health, living environment and income.