Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Blandford, Dorset

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Blandford, Dorset, Dorset

We have used the 7 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Blandford, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Dorset. 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 7 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 Blandford 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 Blandford. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Blandford

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Blandford. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Dorset.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
North Dorset 007D 21.991 12782/32,844 4
North Dorset 006A 16.94 17040/32,844 6
North Dorset 007E 16.859 17123/32,844 6
North Dorset 007C 15.687 18250/32,844 6
North Dorset 007B 12.445 21670/32,844 7
North Dorset 007A 8.77 26090/32,844 8
North Dorset 006E 7.199 28066/32,844 9

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Income Deprivation in Blandford

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 Blandford. 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
North Dorset 007E 0.139 11548/32,844 4
North Dorset 007D 0.131 12434/32,844 4
North Dorset 007C 0.11 14924/32,844 5
North Dorset 007B 0.08 19476/32,844 6
North Dorset 006A 0.054 25059/32,844 8
North Dorset 007A 0.051 26036/32,844 8
North Dorset 006E 0.013 32698/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Blandford

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Blandford 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
North Dorset 007D 0.114 10451/32,844 4
North Dorset 007C 0.09 14243/32,844 5
North Dorset 007E 0.09 14324/32,844 5
North Dorset 007B 0.057 22455/32,844 7
North Dorset 006A 0.051 24279/32,844 8
North Dorset 007A 0.046 26057/32,844 8
North Dorset 006E 0.012 32694/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Blandford

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Blandford population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (13804/32,844) in Blandford is less than the adult average rank (18835/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
North Dorset 007C 23.942 11384/32,844 4
North Dorset 007D 22.595 12183/32,844 4
North Dorset 007B 19.673 13968/32,844 5
North Dorset 006E 14.288 17911/32,844 6
North Dorset 007A 14.243 17957/32,844 6
North Dorset 007E 14.187 17999/32,844 6
North Dorset 006A 10.401 21454/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in Blandford

iLivehere Rating 3/10
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 Blandford. 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
North Dorset 007D 0.365 10780/32,844 4
North Dorset 007E 0.02 15703/32,844 5
North Dorset 007C -0.316 20908/32,844 7
North Dorset 007A -0.445 22702/32,844 7
North Dorset 006A -0.493 23327/32,844 8
North Dorset 007B -1.074 29399/32,844 9
North Dorset 006E -1.24 30537/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Blandford

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 Blandford. 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
North Dorset 007D 0.333 11446/32,844 4
North Dorset 006A -0.345 21675/32,844 7
North Dorset 007E -0.418 22675/32,844 7
North Dorset 007C -0.563 24622/32,844 8
North Dorset 007B -0.909 28330/32,844 9
North Dorset 007A -1.195 30434/32,844 10
North Dorset 006E -2.25 32771/32,844 10

There were 49 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Blandford in February 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Blandford

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Blandford. 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
North Dorset 006A 49.35 410/32,844 1
North Dorset 007B 36.4 3461/32,844 2
North Dorset 006E 32.936 5120/32,844 2
North Dorset 007A 29.209 7495/32,844 3
North Dorset 007C 24.039 12100/32,844 4
North Dorset 007D 20.605 15937/32,844 5
North Dorset 007E 20.123 16501/32,844 6

Inside Environment Deprivation in Blandford

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Blandford. 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
North Dorset 006A 0.915 4553/32,844 2
North Dorset 006E 0.349 11212/32,844 4
North Dorset 007D 0.306 11794/32,844 4
North Dorset 007E 0.234 12802/32,844 4
North Dorset 007A -0.567 24761/32,844 8
North Dorset 007C -0.67 25994/32,844 8
North Dorset 007B -1.637 31930/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Blandford

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Blandford. 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
North Dorset 006A -0.55 24187/32,844 8
North Dorset 007C -1.392 31812/32,844 10
North Dorset 007A -1.399 31850/32,844 10
North Dorset 007D -1.449 32030/32,844 10
North Dorset 006E -1.47 32106/32,844 10
North Dorset 007E -1.537 32296/32,844 10
North Dorset 007B -1.548 32319/32,844 10

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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