What are the deprivation levels in Luton?
The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 combines a number of indicators, chosen to cover a range of economic, social and housing issues, into a single deprivation score for each small area in England.
This allows each area to be ranked relative to one another according to their level of deprivation.
The download at the bottom of the page contains a report on the indices of deprivation in Luton and includes maps highlighting deprivation hotspots in the town.
The Poverty Needs Assessment look at issues surrounding poverty in Luton including the impact of increasing property costs and the rise of in-work poverty.
The Luton Poverty Needs Assessment 2018 at the bottom of the page shows that despite increasing employment levels rising living costs are making it difficult for people to make ends meet.