THE most and least deprived neighbourhoods in the town have been revealed as part of a new study.

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 are at each end of the spectrum.

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Reading Chronicle: Northumberland Avenue was among the most deprivedNorthumberland Avenue was among the most deprived

Northumberland Avenue was among the most deprived according to data.

Data from the Indices of Deprivation 2019 shows that the Whitley Wood area, covering the RG28 postcodes, was classed as the most deprived part of Reading, with 'limited access to housing and services'.

Statistics showed the five most deprived areas in and around Reading were located within Whitley; The Meadway in Tilehurst (RG30 4 postcodes); the Honey End Lane area of Tilehurst (RG30 3 postcodes); Norcot (RG30 1 - RG30 6 area) and the Northumberland Avenue area (RG27).

Whitley Wood Lane had the worst area for employment rates, while The Meadway in Tilehurst had the lowest income in the area, according to the ratings.

Reading Chronicle:

Data shows Kidmore Road and surrounding streets are the least deprived areas of Reading

However, the study made good reading for people living in the Caversham Heights area (RG4 7 - RG4 8 postcodes); the Kidmore Road to Upper Woodcote Road area; the Peppard Road and surrounding areas (RG45 - RG4 8 postcodes); parts of Southcote (RG30 3 postcodes) and the Wokingham Road area (RG6 1/ RG6 7).

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For more details, visit the English indices of deprivation 2019.

This article has been amended after a previous version presented incorrect data. The figures have been corrected and we apologise for any confusion caused.