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Islington is a vibrant and diverse borough with a good supply of local jobs, access to the wider London economy, a rich cultural heritage, and some of the highest property prices in the country. However, many Islington families are living in poverty.

The Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019, ranked Islington as the 53rd most deprived local authority area in England (out of 317 local authorities) and 6th most deprived local authority in London. It has the 10th highest level of income deprivation affecting children, and 4th highest in England for income deprivation affecting older people.

A more detailed analysis for Islington is set out in ‘IMD 2019: Islington's ranking continues to improve'.

The complete IMD dataset and summary reports can be found on the Government’s website.

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