The area defined as Mabgate is a small area, mainly made up of derelict and unused industrial units. The area is deprived and surrounded by other deprived areas such as Sheepscar, Little London, Harehills and Lincoln Green. Mabgate itself is about half a mile from the city centre.
The area of Mabgate is infequently referred to. The street names do not reflect the areas name and the only reference to it the public house the City of Mabgate. This has since closed down and is due for demolition.