Deprivation Statistics for Bearwood & Merley, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Bearwood & Merley, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole,

We have used the 11 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Bearwood & Merley, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. 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 11 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 Bearwood & Merley 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 Bearwood & Merley. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Bearwood & Merley

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Bearwood & Merley. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Bournemouth 005C 49.042 2320/32,844 1
Bournemouth 002C 29.408 8299/32,844 3
Bournemouth 002A 23.359 11803/32,844 4
Poole 002B 18.228 15937/32,844 5
Poole 002C 12.614 21479/32,844 7
Bournemouth 002D 11.418 22836/32,844 7
Poole 001B 7.501 27692/32,844 9
Poole 002D 6.852 28503/32,844 9
Poole 001A 6.109 29326/32,844 9
Poole 001C 5.438 30080/32,844 10
Poole 001D 5.194 30329/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Bearwood & Merley

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Bearwood & Merley. 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
Bournemouth 005C 0.275 3033/32,844 1
Bournemouth 002C 0.176 8311/32,844 3
Bournemouth 002A 0.146 10835/32,844 4
Poole 002B 0.123 13310/32,844 5
Poole 002C 0.084 18801/32,844 6
Bournemouth 002D 0.055 24864/32,844 8
Poole 001B 0.053 25491/32,844 8
Poole 002D 0.042 28190/32,844 9
Poole 001D 0.026 31466/32,844 10
Poole 001C 0.022 31974/32,844 10
Poole 001A 0.013 32675/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Bearwood & Merley

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Bearwood & Merley 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
Bournemouth 005C 0.214 2543/32,844 1
Bournemouth 002A 0.132 8318/32,844 3
Bournemouth 002C 0.122 9491/32,844 3
Poole 002B 0.104 11837/32,844 4
Poole 002C 0.092 13943/32,844 5
Poole 001B 0.057 22423/32,844 7
Bournemouth 002D 0.057 22466/32,844 7
Poole 002D 0.049 24944/32,844 8
Poole 001C 0.035 29453/32,844 9
Poole 001D 0.034 29569/32,844 10
Poole 001A 0.02 32225/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Bearwood & Merley

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Bearwood & Merley population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (14852/32,844) in Bearwood & Merley is less than the adult average rank (16309/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Bournemouth 005C 58.058 1968/32,844 1
Bournemouth 002C 41.304 5046/32,844 2
Bournemouth 002A 32.581 7588/32,844 3
Poole 002B 26.008 10320/32,844 4
Poole 002C 20.624 13374/32,844 5
Bournemouth 002D 19.396 14147/32,844 5
Poole 001B 13.748 18372/32,844 6
Poole 002D 11.516 20400/32,844 7
Poole 001A 9.422 22450/32,844 7
Poole 001C 4.449 27978/32,844 9
Poole 001D 3.504 29127/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Bearwood & Merley

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
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 Bearwood & Merley. 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
Bournemouth 005C 1.288 2414/32,844 1
Bournemouth 002C 0.269 12068/32,844 4
Bournemouth 002A 0.059 15100/32,844 5
Bournemouth 002D -0.241 19732/32,844 7
Poole 002C -0.307 20757/32,844 7
Poole 001D -0.446 22717/32,844 7
Poole 002D -0.5 23427/32,844 8
Poole 002B -0.511 23573/32,844 8
Poole 001B -0.549 24042/32,844 8
Poole 001C -0.867 27674/32,844 9
Poole 001A -0.878 27788/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Bearwood & Merley

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Bearwood & Merley. 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
Bournemouth 005C 0.873 4657/32,844 2
Bournemouth 002D 0.228 13062/32,844 4
Bournemouth 002A 0.006 16586/32,844 6
Poole 002B -0.048 17398/32,844 6
Bournemouth 002C -0.503 23837/32,844 8
Poole 002C -0.563 24616/32,844 8
Poole 002D -0.723 26479/32,844 9
Poole 001B -0.853 27814/32,844 9
Poole 001C -1.207 30507/32,844 10
Poole 001A -1.569 31979/32,844 10
Poole 001D -2.063 32692/32,844 10

There were 287 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Bearwood & Merley in August 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Bearwood & Merley

6
Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Bearwood & Merley. 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
Bournemouth 002C 41.789 1711/32,844 1
Poole 001A 32.915 5132/32,844 2
Bournemouth 005C 31.024 6261/32,844 2
Poole 001C 28.057 8379/32,844 3
Poole 001D 27.663 8709/32,844 3
Bournemouth 002A 22.008 14317/32,844 5
Poole 002B 21.415 14996/32,844 5
Poole 002D 20.889 15626/32,844 5
Bournemouth 002D 19.559 17187/32,844 6
Poole 001B 13.292 25061/32,844 8
Poole 002C 10.996 27643/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Bearwood & Merley

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Bearwood & Merley. 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
Poole 002B -0.046 17187/32,844 6
Bournemouth 005C -0.266 20613/32,844 7
Bournemouth 002C -0.52 24153/32,844 8
Poole 001C -0.632 25551/32,844 8
Bournemouth 002A -0.659 25868/32,844 8
Poole 001B -0.826 27567/32,844 9
Poole 001A -0.883 28061/32,844 9
Poole 002C -1.091 29678/32,844 10
Poole 002D -1.397 31175/32,844 10
Bournemouth 002D -1.404 31204/32,844 10
Poole 001D -1.811 32275/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Bearwood & Merley

6
Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Bearwood & Merley. 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
Bournemouth 005C 0.769 5896/32,844 2
Bournemouth 002C 0.418 9285/32,844 3
Bournemouth 002D 0.394 9585/32,844 3
Bournemouth 002A 0.346 10159/32,844 4
Poole 001C 0.146 12926/32,844 4
Poole 001B 0.136 13066/32,844 4
Poole 001A -0.091 16824/32,844 6
Poole 002C -0.143 17704/32,844 6
Poole 002B -0.277 19940/32,844 7
Poole 001D -0.281 20009/32,844 7
Poole 002D -0.371 21541/32,844 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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