The western side of Latchmere ward is the most deprived area in Wandsworth according to new figures released by the government.
The area, south of York Road, covers the Kambala Estate and Falconbrook Primary School.
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is the official measure of relative deprivation in England and is produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
It looks at a wide range of people’s living conditions, involving 39 separate indicators across seven categories – income, employment, education, health, crime, barriers to housing and services, and living environment.
The IMD uses a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the most deprived and 10 being the least.
There were no areas in Wandsworth in the most deprived category, but eight areas were graded 2, including several pockets in Latchmere ward, the eastern edge of Furzedown ward, the western edge of Roehampton and Putney Heath and the northern edge of Tooting.
There were also nine areas graded 10, which are in the least deprived 10 per cent of areas in the country, showing a stark contrast across the borough.
The south-western edge of Southfields ward was ranked the least deprived area in the borough, encompassing Engadine Street, Clonmore Street, Heythrop Street and Elsenham Street. The northern tip of Balham and the middle of Northcote Ward were also amongst the least deprived.
A spokesman for Wandsworth Council said: “The council launched its Aspiration Project in 2013, which is particularly targeted on deprived wards. This includes regeneration projects, creating more homes, health schemes and the council’s Work Match job brokerage. In order to further build upon this work, the council has signed the Social Mobility Pledge.
“Tackling deprivation and inequality has subsequently been woven into all areas of council work. We have clearly set out Equality Objectives, which set targets such as reducing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers and reducing the gap between employment rates in deprived and other wards. Success against these targets is regularly measured and scrutinised.
“In addition we have recently launched a new partnership approach to health and social care with our NHS and voluntary sector partners, the Wandsworth Health and Care Plan, which looks at health inequality and how it can be overcome.”
The IMD is purely a place-based insight into deprivation and does not apply to every person living there. Many non-deprived people live in deprived areas, and many deprived people live in non-deprived areas.
All neighbourhoods in England are ranked according to their level of deprivation relative to that of other areas, so a neighbourhood ranked 100th is more deprived than a neighbourhood ranked 200th, but this does not mean it is twice as deprived.
What are the top five most deprived areas in Wandsworth?
West of Latchmere Ward – including Kambala Estate and Falconbrook Primary School
West of Latchmere Ward – including Lavender Road, Newcomen Road, York Gardens, Thames Christian College
North of Tooting Ward – including Hazelhurst Road, Burfield Close, Smallwood Primary School and Language Unit
Eastern edge of Furzedown Ward – including Aldrington Road
South-western edge of Roehampton and Putney Heath Ward – including Danebury Avenue, Minstead Gardens and the Alton Estate
What are the top five least deprived areas in Wandsworth?
South-western edge of Southfields Ward – including Engadine Street, Clonmore Street, Heythrop Street and Elsenham Street
North of Balham Ward – including Broomwood Road, Kyrie Road and Wroughton Road
Middle of Northcote Ward – including Webb’s Road, Salcott Road, Wakehurst Road and Belleville Primary School
South of Northcote Ward – including Winsham Grove, Thomas’ Clapham, Day School, and Canford RoadNorth-eastern edge of West Putney Ward – including Colinette Road, Dealtry Road and Balmuir Gardens