Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Blunsdon and Highworth, Swindon

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Blunsdon and Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire

We have used the 8 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Blunsdon and Highworth, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Swindon. 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 8 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 Blunsdon and Highworth 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 Blunsdon and Highworth. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Blunsdon and Highworth

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Blunsdon and Highworth. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Swindon.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Swindon 001A 18.423 15758/32,844 5
Swindon 008B 13.45 20553/32,844 7
Swindon 001F 12.248 21886/32,844 7
Swindon 001B 11.883 22303/32,844 7
Swindon 001D 11.15 23164/32,844 8
Swindon 008A 10.276 24169/32,844 8
Swindon 001E 7.392 27822/32,844 9
Swindon 001C 4.434 31071/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Blunsdon and Highworth

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Blunsdon and Highworth. 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
Swindon 001A 0.144 11034/32,844 4
Swindon 001F 0.079 19802/32,844 7
Swindon 008A 0.067 22109/32,844 7
Swindon 001B 0.067 22208/32,844 7
Swindon 001D 0.066 22465/32,844 7
Swindon 008B 0.061 23466/32,844 8
Swindon 001E 0.048 26622/32,844 9
Swindon 001C 0.027 31339/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Blunsdon and Highworth

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Blunsdon and Highworth 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
Swindon 001A 0.103 12034/32,844 4
Swindon 001B 0.083 15695/32,844 5
Swindon 001F 0.071 18623/32,844 6
Swindon 008A 0.053 23647/32,844 8
Swindon 008B 0.053 23837/32,844 8
Swindon 001D 0.049 25005/32,844 8
Swindon 001E 0.048 25387/32,844 8
Swindon 001C 0.028 31095/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Blunsdon and Highworth

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Blunsdon and Highworth population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (18298/32,844) in Blunsdon and Highworth is less than the adult average rank (19032/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Swindon 001F 29.593 8743/32,844 3
Swindon 001A 18.404 14835/32,844 5
Swindon 008B 14.273 17922/32,844 6
Swindon 001B 14.096 18081/32,844 6
Swindon 001D 14.012 18151/32,844 6
Swindon 001C 9.095 22764/32,844 7
Swindon 008A 7.819 24124/32,844 8
Swindon 001E 4.082 28440/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Blunsdon and Highworth

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 Blunsdon and Highworth. 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
Swindon 001A 0.427 9982/32,844 4
Swindon 001B -0.166 18620/32,844 6
Swindon 001D -0.216 19381/32,844 6
Swindon 001F -0.274 20255/32,844 7
Swindon 008A -0.615 24886/32,844 8
Swindon 001C -0.662 25498/32,844 8
Swindon 001E -0.765 26625/32,844 9
Swindon 008B -0.855 27532/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Blunsdon and Highworth

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 Blunsdon and Highworth. 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
Swindon 008B 0.58 7999/32,844 3
Swindon 001E 0.177 13877/32,844 5
Swindon 001B -0.099 18115/32,844 6
Swindon 008A -0.494 23696/32,844 8
Swindon 001A -0.547 24409/32,844 8
Swindon 001D -0.936 28568/32,844 9
Swindon 001C -0.976 28889/32,844 9
Swindon 001F -1.078 29663/32,844 10

There were 51 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Blunsdon and Highworth in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Blunsdon and Highworth

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Blunsdon and Highworth. 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
Swindon 008A 33.633 4757/32,844 2
Swindon 008B 33.07 5038/32,844 2
Swindon 001D 32.671 5283/32,844 2
Swindon 001C 20.929 15575/32,844 5
Swindon 001E 20.434 16142/32,844 5
Swindon 001A 14.945 23100/32,844 8
Swindon 001F 13.428 24906/32,844 8
Swindon 001B 9.469 29100/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Blunsdon and Highworth

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Blunsdon and Highworth. 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
Swindon 001B 0.156 14040/32,844 5
Swindon 008B 0.024 16065/32,844 5
Swindon 001F -0.293 21034/32,844 7
Swindon 001E -0.32 21456/32,844 7
Swindon 001A -0.391 22422/32,844 7
Swindon 001D -0.507 23983/32,844 8
Swindon 001C -0.743 26767/32,844 9
Swindon 008A -1.125 29877/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Blunsdon and Highworth

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Blunsdon and Highworth. 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
Swindon 001E -0.36 21360/32,844 7
Swindon 008B -0.625 25239/32,844 8
Swindon 008A -0.645 25490/32,844 8
Swindon 001B -0.69 26030/32,844 8
Swindon 001A -0.701 26183/32,844 8
Swindon 001F -0.709 26309/32,844 9
Swindon 001D -0.723 26484/32,844 9
Swindon 001C -0.896 28460/32,844 9

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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