Parts of Lincolnshire’s coastline are among some of the most deprived areas of the country, according to a new report.

The Indices of Deprivation 2019 show a clear area around the coast of Lincolnshire, particularly around the towns of Mablethorpe and Skegness, which stands out as having high levels of deprivation compared to the national picture.

These areas are in the top 10 per cent of England’s most deprived.

More widely, the general pattern of deprivation across Lincolnshire is in line with the national trend, which tend towards higher levels of deprivation in coastal and urban areas.

The report gives each of England’s local authority areas a ranking based on their relative levels of deprivation, which show wide differences across Lincolnshire. In each area there are some pockets of deprivation surrounded by less deprived places.

Out of 326 areas, Lincolnshire’s local authorities were ranked (where 1 is most deprived and 326 is least deprived):

  • East Lindsey – 30
  • Lincoln – 68
  • Boston – 85
  • South Holland – 144
  • West Lindsey – 146
  • South Kesteven – 234
  • North Kesteven – 268

The report found that in East Lindsey as many as 34 per cent of people were living in deprived areas.

In Lincoln it was 29.2, West Lindsey was 16.1, Boston 15.5, South Kesteven 3.5, South Holland 2.1 and North Kesteven 0.7 per cent.

The indices of deprivation are based on a number of measures including income deprivation, employment deprivation, education, skills and training deprivation, health deprivation and disability, crime, barriers to housing and services and living environment deprivation.

More statistics for Lincolnshire, including the full report, can be found on the Lincolnshire Research Observatory website at