Church Urban Fund has produced a poverty briefing for each Diocese, using parish data to provide aggregate statistics on ten poverty-related indicators.
Each briefing includes a map showing the distribution of deprivation across the diocese (see right for an example from Southwark Diocese).
Our hope is that these statistics will help to further inform Diocesan offices about the contexts in which they work and the particular issues faced by communities in their region. Please do share this information with others in your Diocese to encourage discussion and reflection about your area.
We have also produced this Poverty in England paper which pulls together statistics for all Dioceses.
In thinking about and responding to poverty in your area, you may find it helpful to refer to our Web of Poverty report.