Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Boughton and Courtenay, Swale

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Boughton and Courtenay, Swale, Kent

We have used the 4 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Boughton and Courtenay, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Swale. 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 4 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 Boughton and Courtenay 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 Boughton and Courtenay. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Boughton and Courtenay

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Boughton and Courtenay. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Swale.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Swale 017C 24.325 11172/32,844 4
Swale 017A 20.635 13817/32,844 5
Swale 017B 18.715 15484/32,844 5
Swale 017D 13.968 19988/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in Boughton and Courtenay

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 Boughton and Courtenay. 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
Swale 017C 0.153 10233/32,844 4
Swale 017A 0.08 19594/32,844 6
Swale 017B 0.064 22698/32,844 7
Swale 017D 0.049 26413/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Boughton and Courtenay

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Boughton and Courtenay 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
Swale 017C 0.116 10176/32,844 4
Swale 017A 0.055 22967/32,844 7
Swale 017B 0.046 25864/32,844 8
Swale 017D 0.042 27414/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Boughton and Courtenay

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Boughton and Courtenay population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (18521/32,844) in Boughton and Courtenay is less than the adult average rank (20297/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Swale 017C 19.641 13990/32,844 5
Swale 017A 13.724 18392/32,844 6
Swale 017D 9.604 22255/32,844 7
Swale 017B 7.516 24463/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Boughton and Courtenay

iLivehere Rating 5/10
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 Boughton and Courtenay. 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
Swale 017C 0.597 7964/32,844 3
Swale 017A 0.067 14990/32,844 5
Swale 017B -0.171 18682/32,844 6
Swale 017D -0.745 26412/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Boughton and Courtenay

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Boughton and Courtenay. 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
Swale 017C 0.449 9779/32,844 3
Swale 017B 0.263 12510/32,844 4
Swale 017A 0.062 15721/32,844 5
Swale 017D 0.057 15781/32,844 5

There were 5 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Boughton and Courtenay in September 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Boughton and Courtenay

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Boughton and Courtenay. 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
Swale 017D 46.225 860/32,844 1
Swale 017B 43.683 1288/32,844 1
Swale 017A 42.266 1593/32,844 1
Swale 017C 26.479 9729/32,844 3

Inside Environment Deprivation in Boughton and Courtenay

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Boughton and Courtenay. 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
Swale 017B 1.244 2176/32,844 1
Swale 017A 1.224 2308/32,844 1
Swale 017D 0.338 11385/32,844 4
Swale 017C -0.364 22058/32,844 7

Outside Environment Deprivation in Boughton and Courtenay

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Boughton and Courtenay. 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
Swale 017B -0.238 19296/32,844 6
Swale 017D -0.247 19427/32,844 6
Swale 017A -0.277 19944/32,844 7
Swale 017C -0.376 21654/32,844 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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