Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Chalk Valleys, Dorset

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Chalk Valleys, Dorset, Dorset

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

Overall Deprivation in Chalk Valleys

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Chalk Valleys. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Dorset.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
North Dorset 008B 19.098 15154/32,844 5
West Dorset 004C 17.855 16264/32,844 5
West Dorset 004D 14.78 19146/32,844 6
West Dorset 004A 13.398 20625/32,844 7
West Dorset 004E 12.529 21576/32,844 7

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Income Deprivation in Chalk Valleys

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Chalk Valleys. 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
West Dorset 004D 0.068 21859/32,844 7
North Dorset 008B 0.062 23134/32,844 8
West Dorset 004C 0.062 23343/32,844 8
West Dorset 004E 0.058 24120/32,844 8
West Dorset 004A 0.051 26001/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Chalk Valleys

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Chalk Valleys 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
North Dorset 008B 0.054 23365/32,844 8
West Dorset 004C 0.053 23796/32,844 8
West Dorset 004E 0.049 25033/32,844 8
West Dorset 004D 0.045 26367/32,844 9
West Dorset 004A 0.035 29418/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Chalk Valleys

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Chalk Valleys population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (17886/32,844) in Chalk Valleys is less than the adult average rank (25462/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
North Dorset 008B 19.918 13821/32,844 5
West Dorset 004E 9.798 22046/32,844 7
West Dorset 004D 9.092 22767/32,844 7
West Dorset 004C 8.764 23124/32,844 8
West Dorset 004A 4.894 27426/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Chalk Valleys

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
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 Chalk Valleys. 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
West Dorset 004C -0.54 23933/32,844 8
North Dorset 008B -0.623 24989/32,844 8
West Dorset 004E -0.937 28288/32,844 9
West Dorset 004D -1.004 28846/32,844 9
West Dorset 004A -1.175 30137/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Chalk Valleys

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Chalk Valleys. 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
West Dorset 004A -0.511 23946/32,844 8
West Dorset 004C -0.858 27868/32,844 9
West Dorset 004E -1.018 29243/32,844 9
West Dorset 004D -1.02 29261/32,844 9
North Dorset 008B -1.586 32024/32,844 10

There were 2 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Chalk Valleys in December 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Chalk Valleys

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Chalk Valleys. 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
North Dorset 008B 44.873 1084/32,844 1
West Dorset 004C 44.106 1222/32,844 1
West Dorset 004A 39.99 2192/32,844 1
West Dorset 004D 36.742 3303/32,844 2
West Dorset 004E 29.784 7117/32,844 3

Inside Environment Deprivation in Chalk Valleys

Extremely Bad
iLivehere Rating 10/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Chalk Valleys. 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
North Dorset 008B 1.539 986/32,844 1
West Dorset 004C 1.391 1489/32,844 1
West Dorset 004D 1.325 1764/32,844 1
West Dorset 004E 1.231 2265/32,844 1
West Dorset 004A 1.186 2544/32,844 1

Outside Environment Deprivation in Chalk Valleys

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Chalk Valleys. 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
West Dorset 004A 0.114 13427/32,844 5
West Dorset 004C 0.054 14417/32,844 5
West Dorset 004D -0.133 17561/32,844 6
West Dorset 004E -0.332 20892/32,844 7
North Dorset 008B -1.872 32765/32,844 10

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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