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How many "troubled families" live in your area? See the full list here

By Jonathan Walker on Dec 15, 11 11:43 AM in Politics

David Cameron was in Oldbury, in the Black Country, launching a new project "to radically transform the lives of the country's most troubled families" today.

Almost £450 million will be spent trying to help 120,000 "troubled families" through measures such as the creation of "a national network of Troubled Family 'Trouble-Shooters' who will be appointed by local councils", according to a statement issued by the government.

We'll have a full report in the Birmingham Mail newspaper and on the websites soonish, but one thing that struck me as interesting in the meantime is that the government has published a list showing how many of Britain's worst families are living in each local authority. (edit: Actually the list only covers England).

Birmingham is home to 4,180 troubled families, the highest figure in the country, but then again it is also the largest local authority.

So how many do you have in your neck of the woods? The full list is below:

  • Barking and Dagenham 645
  • Barnet 705
  • Barnsley 645
  • Bath and North East Somerset 215
  • Bedford 245
  • Bexley 400
  • Birmingham 4,180
  • Blackburn with Darwen 465
  • Blackpool 515
  • Bolton 830
  • Bournemouth 370
  • Bracknell Forest 115
  • Bradford 1,760
  • Brent 810
  • Brighton and Hove 675
  • Bristol 1,355
  • Bromley 490
  • Buckinghamshire 545
  • Bury 385
  • Calderdale 475
  • Cambridgeshire 805
  • Camden 755
  • Central Bedfordshire 305
  • Cheshire East 585
  • Cheshire West and Chester 525
  • City of London 25
  • Cornwall 1,270
  • Coventry 905
  • Croydon 785
  • Cumbria 1,050
  • Darlington 275
  • Derby 660
  • Derbyshire 1,355
  • Devon 1,370
  • Doncaster 870
  • Dorset 590
  • Dudley 740
  • Durham 250
  • Ealing 880
  • East Riding of Yorkshire 505
  • East Sussex 1,015
  • Enfield 775
  • Essex 2,220
  • Gateshead 595
  • Gloucestershire 900
  • Greenwich 790
  • Hackney 1,000
  • Halton 375
  • Hammersmith and Fulham 540
  • Hampshire 1,590
  • Haringey 850
  • Harrow 395
  • Hartlepool 290
  • Havering 415
  • Herefordshire 310
  • Hertfordshire 1,350
  • Hillingdon 555
  • Hounslow 585
  • Isle of Wight 315
  • Isles of Scilly 5
  • Islington 815
  • Kensington and Chelsea 400
  • Kent 2,560
  • Kingston upon Hull 1,080
  • Kingston upon Thames 225
  • Kirklees 1,115
  • Knowsley 620
  • Lambeth 1,080
  • Lancashire 2,630
  • Leeds 2,190
  • Leicester 1,140
  • Leicestershire 810
  • Lewisham 910
  • Lincolnshire 1,370
  • Liverpool 2,105
  • Luton 525
  • Manchester 2,385
  • Medway Towns 560
  • Merton 370
  • Middlesbrough 570
  • Milton Keynes 425
  • Newcastle upon Tyne 1,010
  • Newham 985
  • Norfolk 1,700
  • North East Lincolnshire 505
  • North Lincolnshire 365
  • North Somerset 305
  • North Tyneside 460
  • North Yorkshire 845
  • Northamptonshire 1,200
  • Northumberland 650
  • Nottingham 1,200
  • Nottinghamshire 1,580
  • Oldham 680
  • Oxfordshire 810
  • Peterborough 450
  • Plymouth 745
  • Poole 240
  • Portsmouth 555
  • Reading 345
  • Redbridge 550
  • Redcar and Cleveland 405
  • Richmond upon Thames 190
  • Rochdale 675
  • Rotherham 730
  • Rutland 30
  • Salford 835
  • Sandwell 1,115
  • Sefton 650
  • Sheffield 1,680
  • Shropshire 455
  • Slough 330
  • Solihull 355
  • Somerset 870
  • South Gloucestershire 295
  • South Tyneside 450
  • Southampton 685
  • Southend-on-Sea 420
  • Southwark 1,085
  • St. Helens 520
  • Staffordshire 1,390
  • Stockport 565
  • Stockton-on-Tees 455
  • Stoke-on-Trent 835
  • Suffolk 1,150
  • Sunderland 805
  • Surrey 1,050
  • Sutton 320
  • Swindon 370
  • Tameside 620
  • Telford and Wrekin 365
  • Thurrock 360
  • Torbay 365
  • Tower Hamlets 1,120
  • Trafford 360
  • Wakefield 930
  • Walsall 795
  • Waltham Forest 760
  • Wandsworth 660
  • Warrington 345
  • Warwickshire 805
  • West Berkshire 145
  • West Sussex 1,165
  • Westminster 790
  • Wigan 755
  • Wiltshire 510
  • Windsor and Maidenhead 140
  • Wirral 910
  • Wokingham 110
  • Wolverhampton 810
  • Worcestershire 900
  • York 315

11 Comments

Richard said:

My 'neck of the woods' is Sutton Coldfield. Is there a breakdown of these figures by constituency or ward?

Jonathan Walker said:

Hi Richard.

No, I'm sorry - the figures are only broken down by local authority.

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