Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Battle, Reading

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Battle, Reading, Berkshire

We have used the 6 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Battle, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Reading. 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 6 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 Battle 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 Battle. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Battle

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Battle. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Reading.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Reading 007B 27.753 9171/32,844 3
Reading 008A 25.196 10648/32,844 4
Reading 007D 24.892 10828/32,844 4
Reading 007E 21.607 13081/32,844 4
Reading 007C 19.315 14999/32,844 5
Reading 008B 18.197 15956/32,844 5

Income Deprivation in Battle

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Battle. 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
Reading 007B 0.17 8768/32,844 3
Reading 007D 0.141 11368/32,844 4
Reading 008A 0.135 12026/32,844 4
Reading 007E 0.128 12763/32,844 4
Reading 007C 0.118 13877/32,844 5
Reading 008B 0.086 18508/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in Battle

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Battle 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
Reading 008A 0.097 13005/32,844 4
Reading 007B 0.091 14076/32,844 5
Reading 007D 0.082 15911/32,844 5
Reading 007E 0.07 18800/32,844 6
Reading 008B 0.067 19533/32,844 6
Reading 007C 0.061 21360/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Battle

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Battle population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (10924/32,844) in Battle is less than the adult average rank (18270/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Reading 007C 28.449 9208/32,844 3
Reading 008A 26.981 9829/32,844 3
Reading 007D 22.579 12194/32,844 4
Reading 007B 21.084 13081/32,844 4
Reading 007E 13.147 18915/32,844 6
Reading 008B 10.854 21035/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in Battle

iLivehere Rating 6/10
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 Battle. 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
Reading 007D 0.286 11819/32,844 4
Reading 007B 0.218 12819/32,844 4
Reading 007E 0.181 13322/32,844 5
Reading 008A 0.125 14118/32,844 5
Reading 007C -0.172 18702/32,844 6
Reading 008B -0.204 19187/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in Battle

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Battle. 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
Reading 008B 0.924 4185/32,844 2
Reading 007B 0.742 6042/32,844 2
Reading 007C 0.644 7161/32,844 3
Reading 008A 0.564 8203/32,844 3
Reading 007D 0.547 8446/32,844 3
Reading 007E 0.309 11811/32,844 4

There were 713 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Battle in March 2024

Barriers to Housing and Services in Battle

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Battle. 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
Reading 008A 30.987 6282/32,844 2
Reading 007B 28.48 8049/32,844 3
Reading 007D 26.627 9618/32,844 3
Reading 007C 24.99 11122/32,844 4
Reading 008B 22.635 13594/32,844 5
Reading 007E 21.992 14338/32,844 5

Inside Environment Deprivation in Battle

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Battle. 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
Reading 007E 1.23 2272/32,844 1
Reading 007B 0.848 5179/32,844 2
Reading 007D 0.787 5817/32,844 2
Reading 008B 0.71 6679/32,844 3
Reading 008A 0.613 7798/32,844 3
Reading 007C 0.308 11766/32,844 4

Outside Environment Deprivation in Battle

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Battle. 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
Reading 007B 1.101 3490/32,844 2
Reading 007D 1.013 4046/32,844 2
Reading 008B 0.715 6360/32,844 2
Reading 007E 0.647 6972/32,844 3
Reading 008A 0.44 9019/32,844 3
Reading 007C 0.051 14460/32,844 5

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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