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Revealed: The 11 most deprived areas in Co Armagh

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Eleven of the top 100 most deprived areas in Northern Ireland are in Co Armagh.

Figures released by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research agency (NISRA) today revealed that some of the most deprived centre in the Lurgan area.

Woodville is considered the most deprived in the county, ranking in at number 14 overall.

No other area appears in the top 50 most deprived with Drumgask next on the list at 52. The wards of Church and Court in Lurgan sit at 55 and 62.

Crossmaglen comes in at 57 while the only Armagh city area on the list is Callan Bridge at 61.

Creggan in south Armagh comes in at 72, with Drumnamoe, Lurgan and Drumgor, Craigavon at 81 and 83.

Silverbridge and Forkhill complete the top 100 at 95 and 100 respectively.

The measures, known as NIMDM 2017, were informed through public consultation and provide a mechanism for ranking the 890 Super Output areas (SOAs) in Northern Ireland from the most deprived (rank 1) to the least deprived (rank 890).

They include ranks of the areas for each of seven distinct types of deprivation, which have been combined to produce an overall multiple deprivation measure (MDM) rank of the areas.

These types of deprivation included, namely: income; employment; health & disability; education skills & training; access to services; living environment; and crime & disorder.

Three areas in Newry make that list with Drumgullion (70), Daisy Hill (75) and Ballybot (94).

Half of the 100 most deprived areas are in Belfast, with a a further fifth in Derry City and Strabane district.

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