These five maps show how Camden’s richest and poorest live right next to each other
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Villagey Hampstead and Highgate are among the most desirable places in the country to live - but these five maps reveal stark differences in social inequality throughout the borough of Camden.
The Ham&High explored the maps, created by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), to find the areas in the borough where differences in social deprivation are most marked.
We found in some parts of Camden the most and least deprived people are living separated by only a single street.
The borough-wide map is a mix of reds a yellows, showing Camden’s diverse social make-up.
Shown in deep burgundy red are areas that are among the 10 per cent most deprived in England, according to the government data.
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In acid yellow are those areas in the 10pc least deprived.
• Gloucester Avenue and Regent’s Park Road, Primrose Hill
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The difference in deprivation is starkest along these coveted Primrose Hill streets, which count the rich and famous among their residents.
Gloucester Avenue and Regent’s Park Road are among the 30pc least deprived streets in England.
But directly across the train tracks are Juniper Crescent and Gilbey’s Yard, nestled behind the Roundhouse theatre and Morrisons supermarket.
They are in the 10pc most deprived areas in the country.
• Swain’s Lane and Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate
Both these roads navigate through areas that show huge differences in levels of deprivation.
The exclusive streets of South Grove and Bisham Gardens surrounding gothic Highgate Cemetery, where the average house price is up to £1.7million, are among the 10pc least deprived in the country.
But only a short distance away are Gordon Close and Magdala Avenue in Archway, where average house prices fall to £430,000.
These streets are among the 10 or 20pc most deprived in England.
• Lymington Road, West Hampstead
The streets on either side of Lymington Road show stark differences in social inequality.
They fall in the area between Finchley Road and Frognal Station and West Hampstead Station.
Alvanley Gardens, Crediton Hill and Honeybourne Road rate very low down on the deprivation index.
But Dresden Close, Lithos Road and Rosemont Road, just a few hundred metres away, are among the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.
• Malden Road, Gospel Oak
The stretch of Malden Road, between Southhampton Road and Queen’s Crescent, are dark burgundy red and among the most deprived areas of Camden.
The properties here are a mix of Victorian terraced villas and throw-em-up council blocks.
They are rated in the 10pc most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.
Lismore Circus, Haverstock Road, Weedington Road and Grafton Road all fall in this red area.
• Hampstead High Street
Unsurprisingly, Hampstead High Street and the pretty surrounding streets of Hampstead Village are coloured in the brightest acid lime yellows.
The government measures deprivation in all neighbourhoods in England using data about income, education, health, crime and housing, to give on overall deprivation ranking.
The DCLG has been publishing the data since the 1970s.
These maps are based on data collected in 2013.
At that time Camden was in the 30 per cent least deprived areas of the country.
Explore the map, above, to see how your neighbourhood compares.