Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Castle Vale, Birmingham

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands

We have used the 6 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Castle Vale, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Birmingham. 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 6 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 Vale 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 Vale. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Castle Vale

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Castle Vale. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Birmingham.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Birmingham 029C 66.836 414/32,844 1
Birmingham 029E 60.475 877/32,844 1
Birmingham 029B 59.522 952/32,844 1
Birmingham 029A 54.358 1540/32,844 1
Birmingham 029D 47.77 2518/32,844 1
Birmingham 029F 33.082 6632/32,844 3

Income Deprivation in Castle Vale

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Castle Vale. 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
Birmingham 029C 0.37 707/32,844 1
Birmingham 029E 0.347 1078/32,844 1
Birmingham 029B 0.329 1450/32,844 1
Birmingham 029A 0.314 1824/32,844 1
Birmingham 029D 0.25 3999/32,844 2
Birmingham 029F 0.174 8488/32,844 3

Employment Deprivation in Castle Vale

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Castle Vale 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
Birmingham 029C 0.287 604/32,844 1
Birmingham 029B 0.254 1184/32,844 1
Birmingham 029E 0.245 1441/32,844 1
Birmingham 029A 0.243 1529/32,844 1
Birmingham 029D 0.208 2771/32,844 1
Birmingham 029F 0.149 6704/32,844 3

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Castle Vale

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Castle Vale population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (2549/32,844) in Castle Vale is more than the adult average rank (1531/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Birmingham 029B 80.202 282/32,844 1
Birmingham 029E 79.65 298/32,844 1
Birmingham 029C 78.96 329/32,844 1
Birmingham 029D 54.695 2445/32,844 1
Birmingham 029A 53.072 2717/32,844 1
Birmingham 029F 45.942 3961/32,844 2

Health Deprivation and Disability in Castle Vale

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
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 Vale. 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
Birmingham 029C 1.912 449/32,844 1
Birmingham 029E 1.686 899/32,844 1
Birmingham 029A 1.617 1079/32,844 1
Birmingham 029B 1.573 1221/32,844 1
Birmingham 029D 1.511 1427/32,844 1
Birmingham 029F 0.935 4737/32,844 2

Crime Deprivation in Castle Vale

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Castle Vale. 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
Birmingham 029C 0.614 7534/32,844 3
Birmingham 029A 0.611 7579/32,844 3
Birmingham 029E 0.486 9259/32,844 3
Birmingham 029D 0.427 10071/32,844 4
Birmingham 029B 0.246 12777/32,844 4
Birmingham 029F -0.081 17867/32,844 6

There were 0 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Castle Vale in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Castle Vale

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Castle Vale. 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
Birmingham 029B 36.361 3479/32,844 2
Birmingham 029C 34.789 4176/32,844 2
Birmingham 029A 34.486 4325/32,844 2
Birmingham 029D 31.989 5665/32,844 2
Birmingham 029E 27.999 8432/32,844 3
Birmingham 029F 27.907 8519/32,844 3

Inside Environment Deprivation in Castle Vale

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Castle Vale. 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
Birmingham 029F 0.003 16409/32,844 5
Birmingham 029D -0.066 17500/32,844 6
Birmingham 029A -0.316 21386/32,844 7
Birmingham 029B -0.473 23544/32,844 8
Birmingham 029E -0.489 23776/32,844 8
Birmingham 029C -1.118 29843/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Castle Vale

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Castle Vale. 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
Birmingham 029E 1.458 1764/32,844 1
Birmingham 029D 1.319 2349/32,844 1
Birmingham 029F 0.94 4592/32,844 2
Birmingham 029A 0.866 5111/32,844 2
Birmingham 029C 0.8 5643/32,844 2
Birmingham 029B 0.521 8178/32,844 3

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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