The most affluent areas in Leeds have been revealed, according to new census data that examines deprivation levels across the country.
As part of the 2021 census, households in England and Wales were classified in terms of four different "dimensions of deprivation”.
The study lays bare the extent of extreme inequality in the UK. Households in England and Wales were classified in terms of four different "dimensions of deprivation", which are based on certain characteristics. These include whether a member of the household is either unemployed or long-term sick; and households where no person has at least five or more GCSE passes or equivalent. The third measure looks at whether the household has general health that is “bad” or “very bad”, while the fourth looks at whether accommodation is either overcrowded or has no central heating.
1. Horsforth South and Rawdon
Horsforth South and Rawdon is the most affluent area of Leeds, according to the stats. Pretty much two thirds of its 3,818 residents live in relative affluence. Photo: JPI media
2. Collingham, Rigton and Harewood
Often considered the "poshest bit of Leeds", the area boasts not only the city's most impressive stately home in Harewood House, but also 64.9 per cent of its residents living in relative comfort. Photo: Yorkshire Post Newspapers
3. Guiseley North and West
Guiseley is a fairly diverse place, but parts of it are extremely desirable areas. 64.6 per cent of its households live in relative affluence. Photo: Tony Johnson
4. Chapel Allerton
The butt of many a joke about trendy hipsterdom, Chapel Allerton has now become one of the city's most sought-after places to live. Around 63.6 per cent of its 3,397 inhabitants live in relative affluence. Photo: Tony Johnson
5. Far Headingley and Weetwood
Headingley has always been known as student central, but travel a mile or two up Otley Road and you'll find the relatively peaceful streets of Far Headingley - home to Leeds icons such as Woodies Ale House and Cottage Road Cinema. 63.1 per cent of its 4,933 residents live in relative comfort. Photo: Tony Johnson
6. Bramhope and Pool-in-Wharfedale
Bramhope is home to another of our favourite places in Golden Acre Park. It's also not a bad place to live, according to the stats, with 63 per cent of the inhabitants living without any indicators of deprivation. Photo: Tony Johnson