Using data from the 2011 Census – Pobal have created the “HP Deprivation Index ”
They  looked at certain census data broken down by  Electoral District- and scored every district on it’s relative level of deprivation  or affluence using information such as Unemployment , Home Ownership , Education , Type of Jobs, Lone Parent numbers and age profiles. There are 3400 Electoral Districts in Ireland.

Top Ten Most Deprived Areas In Ireland
According to the Pobal Index)

JOHN’S A in Limerick City

GALVONE B in Limerick City

DOOCHARRY in Co Donegal

LARCHVILLE in Waterford City

KILLEELY A in Limerick City

LISDUGGAN  in Waterford City

BALLYNANTY in Limerick City

GLENTWORTH C inLimerick City

FAIR HILL B in Cork City

RATHBANE  in Limerick City
The highest Dublin area on the deprivation Index is Kilmore C in North Central Dublin – this came 11th just below Rathbane.

Looking at larger areas – counties and cities – Limerick  City came out worst overall in the deprivation index – followed by  Co Donegal , Co Wexford and Co Longford in 4th spot.

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