A Profile of Deprivation in Larger English Seaside Destinations, 2007 and 2010

The Office for National Statistics (ONS)  has published a report which provides an analysis, using Indices of Deprivation from 2007 and 2010, of  57 of England’s largest seaside destinations. For the purpose of this study ONS defined a seaside destination as ‘any seaside settlement to which people travel for the beach and associated activities’. Some of the key points to emerge include:

  • Patterns of deprivation in larger seaside destinations were similar in 2010 to those in 2007
  • Blackpool was one of the 3 most deprived of the 57 (the other 2 being Clacton and Skegness and Ingoldmells) and was the most deprived of the 31 larger destinations analysed
  • Bigger seaside destinations generally had higher levels of deprivation than the rest of England with some notable exceptions including, in the North West, Lytham St Annes and Southport
  • The least deprived of the 57 was Formby and generally the mid-sized destinations have a similar profile to the rest of England and had less deprivation than the larger ones (Skegness and Ingoldmells being a notable exception to this)
  • Some destinations which are close to each other have contrasting levels of deprivation – in terms of the 31 larger seaside desinations Blackpool (the most deprived) is immediately adjacent to Lytham St Annes which had the second lowest level of deprivation.

The full analysis / report can be accessed via this link.


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