This section has been produced to explore inequalities or differences
in vaccination uptake among different groups, be it different age
groups or people in different geographical areas.
Not all age groups are currently being invited for a vaccination and
so it can be simply that those areas with lower uptake have more
people in younger groups or have less people from clinically extremely
vulnerable or health and social care staff groups.
As such, it is important to look at those groups where we expect
all individuals should have been invited (e.g. those aged 25 and
over and those aged 65 and over who have been eligible for some
In addition to geographical differences, we explore measures of
deprivation and how this may relate to vaccination uptake locally.
Local vaccination uptake
The table below shows the local areas with the lowest uptake of at
least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.
By default, it shows neighbourhoods (MSOA's) in Adur but you can
search for a local authority area in Sussex, or an MSOA by name. You
can also sort the table by by clicking on any of the headers. Click
the header again to change the direction of the sort (e.g. from
ascending to descending order, and vice versa).
Click on the headers in the table to sort the columns.
Local vaccination uptake and deprivation
A measure of local (neighbourhood) relative deprivation is available
from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government which
classifies small areas as more or less deprived compared to others.
More information is
The IMD 2019 score is provided at Lower layer Super Output Area (LSOA)
level, and we have used population weighted averages to aggregate this
up to Middle layer Super Output Area (MSOA) level to coincide with the
geography at which vaccination statistics are published.
The IMD 2019 ranks areas from most (rank of 1) to least (rank of
6,791) deprived nationally. We have also calculated ranks within
Sussex (Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, and West Sussex MSOAs).
The map below shows the relative neighbourhood deprivation across
Sussex. Hover over the box in the top right hand corner to change from
neighbourhoods ranked nationally or within Sussex, or to see the
proportion of adults in the age groups currently eligible for
Looking at the map above gives us some idea that there may be lower
uptake among areas where there is considered to be relatively more
We can explore this relationship a bit further by plotting each
neighbourhood on a scatterplot (below) which has deprivation along the
bottom (from left to right) and percentage uptake along the side (from
bottom to top).
Brighton and Hove
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD 2019) is a composite score from
analysis of seven domains (income, employment, education, health,
crime, barriers to housing and services, and living environment).
The figure shows that those neighbourhoods in more deprived areas tend
to have lower uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations. This relationship
appears to be more varied for Brighton and Hove neighbourhoods than
for areas across West Sussex.
In West Sussex, the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation and
uptake appears to be clearer for those aged 25-64 years, which we have
taken as an approximation of those of working age who are currently
eligible to receive a vaccination (whilst those aged 25+ are now
eligible, it may not be reflected in the publicly available data until
the end of April 2021.
There are clearly more factors involved in being able to or deciding
to get a vaccination than the relative deprivation of where a person
lives. Moreover, we are only able to examine uptake among those age
groups for which data are available in the public domain.
All Sussex MSOAs are displayed by default. You can use the check boxes
to remove MSOAs from each of the three Local Authority areas in
Note that the y axis (indicating the proportion of uptake) changes as
a new selection is made.
Hovering over a dot will show more information about an MSOA (e.g.
number and percentage of the population receiving at least one dose of
a COVID-19 vaccination) as well as highlight the other MSOAs in the
same local authority district (e.g. showing all neighbourhoods in
Crawley). This helps to understand the breadth of deprivation and
uptake in small areas.