The 12 disadvantaged areas

Ruth Lupton

in Poverty Street

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9781861345356
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303039 | DOI:
The 12 disadvantaged areas

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This chapter investigates how the 12 areas were selected, to represent poor areas more generally, and how the data was collected. These areas include West-City, East-Docks, Riverlands, The Valley, Middle Row, Overtown, Shipview, Kirkside East, Southside, High Moor, Fairfields, and Beachville. Their respective neighbourhoods are The Grove, Phoenix Rise, Rosehill, East Rise, Broadways, Saints' Walk, Sunnybank, Southmead, Borough View, Bridgefields, Valley Top, and Sandyton. The characteristics of each area are explained. The combination of statistical data and intensive local fieldwork provided a rich picture of the changing area scenes, looking back in time, taking a snapshot of the present and hinting at prospects for the future. It is also shown that unemployment was three times the national average; levels of Income Support claims twice as high. Health and educational attainment were well below average.

Keywords: West-City; East-Docks; Riverlands; The Valley; Middle Row; Overtown; Fairfields; Beachville; unemployment; Income Support

Chapter.  7583 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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