A number of areas in Waterford now considered 'extremely disadvantaged'

A number of areas in Waterford now considered 'extremely disadvantaged'

A number of areas in Waterford City are now considered to be 'extremely disadvantaged' according to the Pobal Deprivation Index 2022.

These disadvantaged pockets experience significantly higher levels of unemployment and low educational attainment, with higher rates of lone parents also evident.

In Waterford City, Ballybeg North, Larchville, Lisduggan, and areas of Ballytruckle are classed as ‘extremely disadvantaged’.

On an overall note, County Waterford has the sixth highest rate of male unemployment in the country - while it also has an above-average rate of female unemployment.


The county rated marginally below average on the overall index, with Kildare performing best and Longford performing worst.

Here's a breakdown of how various different areas scored based on a number of factors:

Affluent: Dungarvan; Newtown (Waterford City)

Marginally Above Average: Abbeyside; An Rinn; Annestown; Ballinroad; Ballyduff Lower; Ballylaneen; Cleaboy; Dunhill; Dunmore East; Farronshoneen; Fenor; Gracedieu; Grantstown; Kilmeaden; Passage East; Rathgormack; Stradbally; Tramore.


Marginally Below Average: Aglish; Ballinaneasagh; Ballymacarbry; Bonmahon; Butlerstown; Carrickpheirish; Clashmore; Clonea; Ferrybank; Kilbarry; Kill; Kilmacthomas; Knockanore; Lemybrien; Lismore; Mount Sion; Newtown; Portlaw; Touraneena; Villierstown; Williamstown.

Disadvantaged: Ardmore, Cappoquin.

Extremely Disadvantaged: Ballybeg North; Ballytruckle; Larchville; Lisduggan.