The following map depicts wards in Essex of high deprivation within Essex County Council’s priority places. These priority places have been identified as areas of focus under ECC’s new “Levelling Up Essex” strategy.
Under this strategy, the priority places identified are:
- Basildon Housing Estates
- Colchester Housing Estates
- Rural Braintree
- Canvey Island
Wards in IMD Deciles 1-4 (high deprivation) are highlighted on the map below in shades of red. A darker shade of red implies higher level of deprivation (1 – being most deprived) and a lighter shade implies lower level of deprivation (4 – being relatively less deprived).