Economic and social deprivation in Kings Cross

For all the talk of regeneration in Kings Cross its salutary to see set out clearly just how deprived some parts of the area are.

Deprivation index N1 0APThis graphic was generated by the Office for National Statistics when i entered the post code of my old flat on Rufford Street – N1 0AP – go to the link and have a go.

What i find most salutary is that 110 years ago the area in about the same in relative terms.  Charles Booth classified the streets there as:

'Lowest class. Vicious. Semi-criminal.' and 'Very poor, casual chronic want'. 

I have put a copy of the map extract from the LSE in below.  Charles Booth's remarkable social map of London has been put online by LSE and can be searched by modern post code. Have a go it's fascinating.

Booth rufford street

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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