Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Abbey, Swale

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Abbey, Swale, Kent

We have used the 4 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Abbey, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Swale. We have combined these statitics into an English ward level, as most people are familiar with this geospacial area in their town or city. Here are those 4 marked on a map:

Each area has its own decile score. This is where each LSOA in England is ranked according to the level of deprivation and split into 10 equal groups. A decile score of 1 means the area is in the top 10% of deprived areas, 2 is equal to the top 20% and so forth. To simply these scores and apply them to a ward, we have created the iLiveHere rating. This takes the average decile score of all the LSOAs in a ward and converts that into a rating out of 10, where 1 is the best and 10 is the worst. We have then used to traffic light colour system as an at-a-glance reference. As you scroll down this page, the more red ratings you see, the more deprived Abbey is. Indices of Deprivation statistics and are broken down into domains of deprivation or more simply, categories. These category scores are combined using a percentage weighting to give a an LSOA its final indices of deprivation score, decile and rank:

  • Income Deprivation (22.5%)
  • Employment Deprivation (22.5%)
  • Education, Skills and Training Deprivation (13.5%)
  • Health Deprivation and Disability (13.5%)
  • Crime (9.3%)
  • Barriers to Housing and Services (9.3%)
  • Living Environment Deprivation (9.3%)
Below we have split the Living Environment Deprivation category into its sub-categories. We think having individual iLiveHere ratings for Inside Environment and Outside Environment provides a better insight to the housing quality and outside space in Abbey. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Abbey

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Abbey. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Swale.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Swale 015B 30.366 7855/32,844 3
Swale 015A 20.784 13710/32,844 5
Swale 015E 13.911 20033/32,844 7
Swale 015C 11.746 22466/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in Abbey

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Abbey. The definition of low income the government uses to compile these statistics includes those who are out-of-work (for any reason, not just unemployment) and those that are in work but satisfy the IMD means tests. In the real world, this means they may qualify for means tested benefits such as Universal Credit or legacy benefits such as Working Tax Credits. You should not to assume that this rating is an indicator of overall poverty in this ward.
LSOA Name Income Score Income Rank (England) Income Decile
Swale 015B 0.17 8758/32,844 3
Swale 015A 0.137 11745/32,844 4
Swale 015E 0.071 21363/32,844 7
Swale 015C 0.07 21586/32,844 7

Employment Deprivation in Abbey

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Abbey who are excluded from the jobs market. These are people who are involuntarily deprived of work. The IMD domains include people who are unemployment, those who are sick or disabled, and carers. Since the government no longer publishes percentage figures for unemployment after the introduction of Universal Credit, his is now the only reliable indictor of joblessness in this ward. The higher the iLiveHere rating, the harder it could be to get work.
LSOA Name Employment Score Employment Rank (England) Employment Decile
Swale 015B 0.134 8028/32,844 3
Swale 015A 0.087 14854/32,844 5
Swale 015E 0.067 19537/32,844 6
Swale 015C 0.053 23683/32,844 8

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Abbey

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Abbey population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (18717/32,844) in Abbey is more than the adult average rank (17796/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Swale 015B 35.286 6679/32,844 3
Swale 015A 20.01 13756/32,844 5
Swale 015E 6.66 25417/32,844 8
Swale 015C 3.466 29171/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Abbey

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is indictor of the risk of dying prematurely or having your quality of life impaired through poor physical or mental health in Abbey. The IMD domain measures morbidity, disability and premature mortality. However, it does not take into consideration but personal behaviour or environmental factors that may be predictive of future health problems. See Outdoor Deprivation for depivation that includes environmental factors such as local pullution levels.
LSOA Name Health Score Health Rank (England) Health Decile
Swale 015B 0.732 6571/32,844 3
Swale 015A 0.484 9271/32,844 3
Swale 015E -0.043 16681/32,844 6
Swale 015C -0.774 26728/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Abbey

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Abbey. In policing statistics, this is known as 'street level crime' and includes offences such as robbery, burglary and other personal violent crime.
LSOA Name Crime Score Crime Rank (England) Crime Decile
Swale 015C 0.519 8808/32,844 3
Swale 015B 0.486 9252/32,844 3
Swale 015E 0.08 15426/32,844 5
Swale 015A 0.064 15678/32,844 5

There were 221 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Abbey in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Abbey

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Abbey. I bad rating in an urban area indicates how unaffordable the housing could be. A bad rating in a rural area is an indicator of the absense of local services.
LSOA Name Barriers Score Barriers Rank (England) Barriers Decile
Swale 015B 30.434 6657/32,844 3
Swale 015E 18.08 19023/32,844 6
Swale 015A 15.042 22962/32,844 7
Swale 015C 13.351 24992/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Abbey

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Abbey. A bad rating in an equally income deprived ward, could be because of poorly maintained rented accomodation. A bad rating in a non income deprived area, could be because the small size of housing in relation to costs.
LSOA Name Inside Score Inside Rank (England) Inside Decile
Swale 015C 0.989 3943/32,844 2
Swale 015E 0.936 4376/32,844 2
Swale 015A 0.853 5141/32,844 2
Swale 015B 0.059 15524/32,844 5

Outside Environment Deprivation in Abbey

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Abbey. The IMD domains measure the air quality and the rate of road traffic accidents in each LSOA.
LSOA Name Outside Score Outside (England) Outside Decile
Swale 015E -0.004 15357/32,844 5
Swale 015C -0.069 16442/32,844 6
Swale 015A -0.435 22557/32,844 7
Swale 015B -0.448 22734/32,844 7

Disclaimer: Although every care has been taken to make sure there are no mistakes in the data presented on this page, you should verify these figures with the official data source.

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