Fairness on the 83

During 2013, an independent report about fairness and inequality in Sheffield found that average life expectancy falls by 7.5 years for men and almost 10 years for women across the length of the 83 bus route, which links Millhouses in the south with Ecclesfield in the north.

Fairness on the 83 is a film project that traces the 83 bus on its journey across the city, engaging members of the public and professionals in discussion about inequality in their city, encouraging debate on important topics and exploring what can be done to make Sheffield a fairer, less divided city.

This colour-coded map illustrates areas of Sheffield according to their deprivation rank, which measures relative levels of deprivation in England, from the top 1% most deprived in the country to the bottom 10%.

The data is based on seven factors, known as IMDs (indices of multiple deprivation): Income, Employment, Education & Skills, Barriers to Housing & Services, Health Deprivation & Disability, Crime & Disorder, and Living Environment.

Explore the map, watch the video interviews…

  • Millhouses
  • Jason Leman, Sheffield Equality Group
  • Hunters Bar & Ecclesall Road
  • City Centre
  • Kev, Big Issue Vendor
  • Ben Keegan, Roundabout
  • Jackie Hallewell, Sheffield Credit Union
  • Chris Walker, Citizens Advice
  • Burngreave & Shiregreen
  • Shirecliffe & Southey Green
  • SOAR
  • Parsons Cross & Ecclesfield

A Fair Sheffield will be achieved when those living in the city have done everything in their power to reduce inequalities and to promote fair play.

Sheffield Fairness Commission (2013)
More Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures on
Fairness in Sheffield

A baby girl born and who lives her life in one part of the city can expect to live, on average, almost 10 years longer than a similar baby girl born and living her life about four miles away, by virtue of nothing more than the socio-economic circumstances and area she was born into.

– Sheffield Fairness Commission (2013)
Percentage of children in Sheffield born into relative poverty

According to the Sheffield Food Bank Network, 16 food banks are currently known to be operating in Sheffield (November 2013), in comparison with 3 in early 2010.

– State of Sheffield (2014)

In Sheffield 18.3% of households, just over 42,000 households, are living in fuel poverty.

– Sheffield Fairness Commission (2013)

Long term unemployment is growing fastest for those in the 18 to 24 year old bracket, with the number tripling over the last twelve months up to August 2013.

– State of Sheffield (2014)

There are approximately 56,000 adult carers in Sheffield and it is estimated that there are at least 2,000 young carers under the age of 16 in the city.

– Sheffield Fairness Commission (2013)

Sheffield has been hit with some of the hardest cuts nationally – losing half of its Government funding by 2015, with over £180m taken from the budget so far. This year the council has had to find a further £58m - pushing the total government cuts to Sheffield up to £238 million.

– Sheffield City Council (2014)
Percentage of private housing that meets the Decent Homes Standard

A Fair Sheffield will be when the major inequalities have been substantially reduced, when there are no barriers to prevent people from participating as fully as possible in the social and economic life of the city, according to their abilities and preferences, and where a sense of fair play governs

– Sheffield Fairness Commission (2013)