Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Central, Watford

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Central, Watford, Hertfordshire

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

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Overall Deprivation in Central

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Central. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Watford.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Watford 009B 37.481 5055/32,844 2
Watford 009A 20.744 13736/32,844 5
Watford 009C 20.187 14182/32,844 5
Watford 009D 20.131 14230/32,844 5

Income Deprivation in Central

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Central. 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
Watford 009B 0.209 6165/32,844 2
Watford 009A 0.114 14398/32,844 5
Watford 009C 0.111 14763/32,844 5
Watford 009D 0.098 16594/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in Central

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Central 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
Watford 009B 0.165 5301/32,844 2
Watford 009A 0.116 10201/32,844 4
Watford 009C 0.081 16106/32,844 5
Watford 009D 0.07 18838/32,844 6

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Central

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Central population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (17838/32,844) in Central is less than the adult average rank (22857/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Watford 009B 20.3 13601/32,844 5
Watford 009C 14.55 17722/32,844 6
Watford 009A 6.374 25754/32,844 8
Watford 009D 6.228 25920/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Central

iLivehere Rating 6/10
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 Central. 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
Watford 009B 0.732 6561/32,844 2
Watford 009A 0.319 11368/32,844 4
Watford 009C -0.181 18850/32,844 6
Watford 009D -0.425 22452/32,844 7

Crime Deprivation in Central

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 Central. 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
Watford 009D 1.558 905/32,844 1
Watford 009B 1.503 1055/32,844 1
Watford 009C 0.716 6323/32,844 2
Watford 009A -0.104 18197/32,844 6

There were 611 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Central in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Central

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Central. 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
Watford 009B 36.765 3290/32,844 2
Watford 009C 28.03 8408/32,844 3
Watford 009D 27.244 9031/32,844 3
Watford 009A 26.19 9995/32,844 4

Inside Environment Deprivation in Central

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Central. 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
Watford 009A 0.794 5744/32,844 2
Watford 009C 0.368 10965/32,844 4
Watford 009D 0.268 12320/32,844 4
Watford 009B -0.738 26716/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Central

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Central. 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
Watford 009C 0.814 5535/32,844 2
Watford 009D 0.729 6231/32,844 2
Watford 009B 0.692 6563/32,844 2
Watford 009A 0.016 15030/32,844 5

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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