THE MOST and least deprived areas in Basingstoke and Deane have been revealed.

The Indices of Multiple Deprivation statistics are released by the government every four years.

They use a variety of factors to come up with an overall deprivation level, and relate to small areas called lower layer super output areas, which have a population of around 1,700.

With access to jobs, education and housing, risk of early death and exposure to crime all shifting wildly over a matter of miles, we have filtered the search to reveal just which areas of the borough are at each end of the spectrum.

Basingstoke and Deane is among the least deprived areas in the UK, ranked 243rd out of all 317 local authority districts in England.

Data from the 2019 results show that part of South Ham is the most deprived area in borough. It relates to the surroundings of Western Way and the West Ham industrial estate.

That area is the only place in the Basingstoke and Deane in the second decile nationwide.

Also high on the list of most deprived areas is the much of the town centre, including Basing View, whilst the Stratton Park/Cambrian Way, Grampian Way and Cleaver Road areas of Buckskin are the third, fourth and fifth most deprived areas.

Popley Islands also features high on the list, whilst all of the 20 most deprived areas in the borough are from Basingstoke.

On the other end of the scale, East Oakley is the least deprived area in the borough.

This includes the primary schools and roads such as The Drive and Hill Road.

Second on the list was Woolton Hill, near Highclere, whilst the Four Lanes area of Chineham came third.

Kingsclere ranked fourth, whilst the northern part of Old Basing was the fifth least deprived area.

Just two areas of Basingstoke ranked in the top 10 least deprived areas - the Woodbury Road area of Hatch Warren and the Heather Way part of Kempshott.

Data is matched to thousands of postcodes within Basingstoke and Deane, so different categories of deprivation vary widely, with some areas being behind in employment ratings but averaging in other areas.