Data has been collected from the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) which was most recently updated in September 2019.
The IMD is the official measure of deprivation in England. The IMD combines information about seven different types of deprivation to produce an overall relative measure of deprivation. In the IMD 2019, there are 39 datasets (indicators) organised into the seven domains of deprivation.
The IMD measures deprivation for small areas named Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs). Each LSOA is estimated to contain around 650 households and can span over a few geographically close streets. These areas are ranked with a number to measure deprivation, with 1 being the most deprived and 10 being the least deprived. All the following Leeds LSOAs have a ranking of 10 nationally.
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The most affluent LSOA in the Leeds area sits between Linton and Collingham in Wetherby. It mostly contains LS22 4 and LS22 5 postcodes including Bishopdale Drive, Linton Common and part of Northgate Lane.
LSOAs do not correspond exactly to postcodes, so the postcodes and street names given in this article are approximate.
The following 15 are the most affluent LSOAs in and around Leeds with “affluent” being defined as the least deprived LSOAs in the area.
They have been ranked according to their deprivation ranking in the local area, beginning with the least deprived.
In second place is an LSOA in Shadwell which includes Colliers Lane, Avon Court and Crofton Rise among other LS17 8 postcodes.
LS22 postcodes are included in this LSOA which is also located in Wetherby. Homes on Orchard Drive, Linton Avenue and Ingbarrow Gate fall within it.
Winding Way, The Grove and Edgbaston Walk are all included in this LSOA which contains LS17 7 postcodes.
The fifth most affluent LSOA in the local area covers part of Cookridge and includes LS16 7 postcodes. This covers addresses on Moseley Wood Green, Part of Cookridge Lane and Smithy Lane.
LS16 8 and LS16 9 postcodes make up this LSOA in Bramhope. It contains Kings Road, The Birches and Tredgold Avenue.
Southway, Goose Lane and Willow Lane all fall into this LSOA which sits between Park Gate and Hawksworth. It includes LS20 8 postcodes.
LS16 postcodes, including homes on Adel Park Gardens, Whinfield and Lawns Hall Close are all included in this LSOA between Lawnswood and Adel.
This LSOA sits in Farsley and covers LS13 1 and LS28 5 postcodes. This includes addresses on Springbank Road, Poplar Farm Lane and Kirklees Drive.
WF3 1 postcodes, including Longwood Road, Poppleton Road and Folly Hall Road make up this LSOA in Tingley.
The eleventh most affluent LSOA in the Leeds area includes LS18 4, LS18 5 and LS19 6 postcodes. This covers addresses on Bletchley Road, Grange Drive and Layton Avenue among other streets.
Alwoodley is home to the twelfth most affluent LSOA in the Leeds area. This includes LS17 7 and LS17 8 postcodes such as Sandmoor Avenue, Hillingdon Way and The Fairway.
LS22 4 and LS22 7 postcodes make up this LSOA in Kirk Deighton. It covers addresses on Kings Meadow View, Nidd Approach and Deerstone Ridge.
Woodcross, part of Westwood Side and Ibbetson Oval in Churwell are covered by this LSOA, which encompasses LS27 7 and LS27 9 postcodes.
The fifteenth most affluent LSOA in the Leeds area is located in Alwoodley and covers LS17 7, LS17 8 and LS17 9 postcodes. This includes homes on Wigton Lane, Sovereign Court and High Ash Drive.