The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency yesterday released it's updates figures on multiple deprivation in Northern Ireland. The last statistics were published in 2010.

As shown in the table, the top 20 most deprived Super Output Areas are dominated by North Belfast, West Belfast and Derry.

North Belfast has the highest number with 9 wards in the top 20: Water Works 2, Ardoyne 2, New Lodge 2, Woodvale 1, Ardoyne 3, Woodvale 2, Water Works 1, Ardoyne, 1 and Woodvale 3. 

7 areas in Derry are included: East, Crevagh 2, Strand 1, The Diamond, Creggan Central 1, Brandywell, Shantallow West 1

2 areas in West Belfast also feature: Shankill 2, and Collin Glen 2.

Greystone, in Causeway Coast and Glens, an d Woodville 1 in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon also feature in the top 20.