Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Bearsted, Maidstone

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent

We have used the 5 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Bearsted, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Maidstone. 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 5 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 Bearsted 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 Bearsted. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Bearsted

iLivehere Rating 1/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Bearsted. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Maidstone.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Maidstone 007C 9.111 25637/32,844 8
Maidstone 007B 5.801 29673/32,844 10
Maidstone 007A 3.303 32036/32,844 10
Maidstone 005A 2.376 32541/32,844 10
Maidstone 007D 2.048 32648/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Bearsted

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Bearsted. 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
Maidstone 007C 0.073 20996/32,844 7
Maidstone 007B 0.049 26310/32,844 9
Maidstone 007A 0.039 28845/32,844 9
Maidstone 007D 0.022 32026/32,844 10
Maidstone 005A 0.018 32357/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Bearsted

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Bearsted 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
Maidstone 007C 0.065 20105/32,844 7
Maidstone 007B 0.048 25429/32,844 8
Maidstone 007A 0.03 30534/32,844 10
Maidstone 007D 0.027 31301/32,844 10
Maidstone 005A 0.023 31860/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Bearsted

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Bearsted population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (28955/32,844) in Bearsted is more than the adult average rank (25181/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Maidstone 007B 9.85 21997/32,844 7
Maidstone 007C 4.122 28380/32,844 9
Maidstone 007A 3.648 28945/32,844 9
Maidstone 007D 3.118 29597/32,844 10
Maidstone 005A 2.329 30502/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Bearsted

iLivehere Rating 1/10
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 Bearsted. 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
Maidstone 007C -0.646 25296/32,844 8
Maidstone 007D -1.048 29199/32,844 9
Maidstone 005A -1.132 29821/32,844 10
Maidstone 007A -1.162 30041/32,844 10
Maidstone 007B -1.297 30842/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Bearsted

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Bearsted. 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
Maidstone 007D -0.653 25680/32,844 8
Maidstone 007A -0.967 28831/32,844 9
Maidstone 007B -1.011 29178/32,844 9
Maidstone 007C -1.02 29264/32,844 9
Maidstone 005A -1.232 30634/32,844 10

There were 58 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Bearsted in March 2024

Barriers to Housing and Services in Bearsted

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Bearsted. 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
Maidstone 007C 25.108 10999/32,844 4
Maidstone 007B 18.09 19007/32,844 6
Maidstone 007A 12.836 25603/32,844 8
Maidstone 005A 11.983 26578/32,844 9
Maidstone 007D 5.874 31613/32,844 10

Inside Environment Deprivation in Bearsted

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Bearsted. 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
Maidstone 005A 0.083 15162/32,844 5
Maidstone 007A -0.197 19592/32,844 6
Maidstone 007C -0.277 20768/32,844 7
Maidstone 007B -0.348 21828/32,844 7
Maidstone 007D -0.914 28313/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Bearsted

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Bearsted. 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
Maidstone 007D -0.125 17426/32,844 6
Maidstone 007A -0.27 19808/32,844 7
Maidstone 007B -0.483 23245/32,844 8
Maidstone 005A -0.545 24102/32,844 8
Maidstone 007C -0.621 25180/32,844 8

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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