Four maps show some of Suffolk and Essex’s poorest and richest neighbourhoods sit side by side
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These maps show how pockets of extreme deprivation border some of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Suffolk and Essex.
Data about income, education, health, crime and housing, have been compiled by Government to give an overall measure of deprivation for all 32,844 neighbourhoods in England, revealing a patchwork tapestry of colour-coded inequality.
Deprivation is most prevalent in large urban conurbations, industrial areas as well as coastal towns, though pockets exist in every English region.
In Suffolk and Essex the highest concentrations are found in Tendring, Waveney and Ipswich, which are all in the top third of most deprived local authorities nationally.
Jaywick, near Clacton on Sea, is ranked the single most deprived neighbourhood of all 32,844 in the country.
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Tendring was recorded as showing the third largest increase in deprivation of all 326 local authorities between 2010-2015.
The maps shown below highlight some of the most extreme contrasts in deprivation locally, with the darker coloured areas representing the most deprived neighbourhoods.
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Twelve of the 85 neighbourhoods in Ipswich are among the 10% most deprived in the country. Most of these are found in the south and east of the town. The most extreme contrast can be seen where the borough of Ipswich borders with Babergh - Stoke Park on the Ipswich side is among the 10% most deprived whereas neighbouring Pinewood in Babergh is in the 10% least deprived.
The north east Essex coast features some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the region – and the entire country. Jaywick near Clacton on Sea is recorded as the most deprived of all 32,844 neighbourhoods in England. It was also the most deprived neighbourhood in 2010. In total, 14 of Tendring’s 89 neighbourhoods feature among the 10% most deprived in the country. Meanwhile parts of Tendring, such as Lawford and Thorpe le Soken are in the 20% least deprived neighbourhoods.
A high concentration of deprived neighbourhoods are clustered in and around Lowestoft on the Suffolk coast. Nine of Waveney’s 73 neighbourhoods feature among the 10% most deprived in the country, all of them in Lowestoft. Just a few miles south, Reydon, near Southwold, features in the 10% least deprived wards.
Four of the 105 neighbourhoods in Colchester are among the 10% most deprived in the country, most of them in built up areas of the town in wards such as St Andrew’s St Anne’s and Old Heath. In the leafy suburbs of Lexden, however, as well as surrounding villages such as West Bergholt and Layer de la Haye, deprivations levels are among the lowest nationally,