Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Castle, Colchester

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Castle, Colchester, Essex

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

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Overall Deprivation in Castle

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Castle. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Colchester.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Colchester 007D 30.862 7622/32,844 3
Colchester 007C 24.532 11046/32,844 4
Colchester 007B 16.455 17505/32,844 6
Colchester 007A 14.485 19464/32,844 6
Colchester 007E 11.822 22377/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in Castle

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Castle. 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
Colchester 007D 0.154 10176/32,844 4
Colchester 007C 0.131 12456/32,844 4
Colchester 007A 0.086 18577/32,844 6
Colchester 007E 0.078 19876/32,844 7
Colchester 007B 0.076 20367/32,844 7

Employment Deprivation in Castle

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iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Castle 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
Colchester 007D 0.118 9950/32,844 4
Colchester 007C 0.098 12942/32,844 4
Colchester 007B 0.062 21017/32,844 7
Colchester 007E 0.054 23468/32,844 8
Colchester 007A 0.046 26008/32,844 8

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Castle

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Castle population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (21426/32,844) in Castle is less than the adult average rank (24221/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Colchester 007D 17.335 15582/32,844 5
Colchester 007C 8.444 23468/32,844 8
Colchester 007B 6.909 25137/32,844 8
Colchester 007E 6.866 25188/32,844 8
Colchester 007A 4.628 27758/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Castle

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 Castle. 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
Colchester 007D 0.534 8698/32,844 3
Colchester 007C 0.206 12984/32,844 4
Colchester 007A -0.239 19708/32,844 7
Colchester 007E -0.364 21649/32,844 7
Colchester 007B -0.512 23586/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in Castle

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Castle. 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
Colchester 007D 1.431 1248/32,844 1
Colchester 007C 1.249 1984/32,844 1
Colchester 007B 1.045 3184/32,844 1
Colchester 007A 0.391 10588/32,844 4
Colchester 007E 0.201 13469/32,844 5

There were 585 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Castle in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Castle

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Castle. 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
Colchester 007A 37.857 2885/32,844 1
Colchester 007D 34.258 4450/32,844 2
Colchester 007B 29.816 7091/32,844 3
Colchester 007E 27.601 8763/32,844 3
Colchester 007C 24.141 11999/32,844 4

Inside Environment Deprivation in Castle

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Castle. 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
Colchester 007C 0.611 7816/32,844 3
Colchester 007D 0.552 8516/32,844 3
Colchester 007B 0.153 14088/32,844 5
Colchester 007A 0.112 14719/32,844 5
Colchester 007E -0.087 17826/32,844 6

Outside Environment Deprivation in Castle

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Castle. 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
Colchester 007C 0.783 5770/32,844 2
Colchester 007B 0.58 7607/32,844 3
Colchester 007D -0.127 17463/32,844 6
Colchester 007E -0.436 22585/32,844 7
Colchester 007A -0.662 25712/32,844 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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