Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Dorchester West, Dorset

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Dorchester West, Dorset,

We have used the 8 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Dorchester West, 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 8 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 Dorchester West 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 Dorchester West. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Dorchester West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Dorchester West. 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
West Dorset 009I 25.663 10392/32,844 4
West Dorset 009H 24.236 11222/32,844 4
West Dorset 009E 17.938 16170/32,844 5
West Dorset 009D 17.103 16895/32,844 6
West Dorset 009C 13.508 20481/32,844 7
West Dorset 009F 12.457 21657/32,844 7
West Dorset 009G 10.993 23347/32,844 8
West Dorset 010E 9.414 25240/32,844 8

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Income Deprivation in Dorchester West

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Dorchester West. 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 009H 0.167 9039/32,844 3
West Dorset 009I 0.164 9321/32,844 3
West Dorset 009E 0.126 12949/32,844 4
West Dorset 009D 0.111 14785/32,844 5
West Dorset 009F 0.1 16256/32,844 5
West Dorset 009C 0.072 21060/32,844 7
West Dorset 009G 0.067 22129/32,844 7
West Dorset 010E 0.05 26068/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Dorchester West

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Dorchester West 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
West Dorset 009I 0.169 5032/32,844 2
West Dorset 009H 0.131 8337/32,844 3
West Dorset 009E 0.115 10389/32,844 4
West Dorset 009F 0.107 11455/32,844 4
West Dorset 009C 0.1 12565/32,844 4
West Dorset 009D 0.084 15485/32,844 5
West Dorset 010E 0.073 18025/32,844 6
West Dorset 009G 0.056 22657/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Dorchester West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Dorchester West population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (18303/32,844) in Dorchester West is less than the adult average rank (18929/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
West Dorset 009D 18.839 14523/32,844 5
West Dorset 009E 18.627 14679/32,844 5
West Dorset 010E 15.6 16904/32,844 6
West Dorset 009H 13.553 18544/32,844 6
West Dorset 009F 12.684 19328/32,844 6
West Dorset 009G 10.725 21154/32,844 7
West Dorset 009I 9.679 22185/32,844 7
West Dorset 009C 7.707 24236/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Dorchester West

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 Dorchester West. 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 009H 1.1 3527/32,844 2
West Dorset 009I 0.644 7446/32,844 3
West Dorset 009G 0.088 14691/32,844 5
West Dorset 009E 0.058 15103/32,844 5
West Dorset 009D 0.026 15608/32,844 5
West Dorset 009C -0.083 17305/32,844 6
West Dorset 010E -0.236 19653/32,844 6
West Dorset 009F -0.698 25899/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in Dorchester West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Dorchester West. 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 009I 0.557 8304/32,844 3
West Dorset 009C 0.258 12600/32,844 4
West Dorset 009E 0.101 15119/32,844 5
West Dorset 009H -0.315 21252/32,844 7
West Dorset 009D -0.442 23019/32,844 8
West Dorset 009F -0.708 26311/32,844 9
West Dorset 010E -1 29096/32,844 9
West Dorset 009G -1.155 30199/32,844 10

There were 134 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Dorchester West in December 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Dorchester West

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Dorchester West. 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
West Dorset 009G 20.142 16476/32,844 6
West Dorset 009H 16.725 20783/32,844 7
West Dorset 010E 14.47 23693/32,844 8
West Dorset 009I 12.994 25409/32,844 8
West Dorset 009E 10.864 27775/32,844 9
West Dorset 009D 9.889 28700/32,844 9
West Dorset 009F 9.608 28970/32,844 9
West Dorset 009C 9.526 29047/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Dorchester West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Dorchester West. 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
West Dorset 009D 0.933 4397/32,844 2
West Dorset 009G 0.419 10266/32,844 4
West Dorset 009C 0.127 14492/32,844 5
West Dorset 009E -0.272 20715/32,844 7
West Dorset 009H -0.336 21667/32,844 7
West Dorset 009F -0.36 22004/32,844 7
West Dorset 009I -0.65 25762/32,844 8
West Dorset 010E -0.945 28605/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Dorchester West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Dorchester West. 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 009I 0.344 10187/32,844 4
West Dorset 010E 0.24 11560/32,844 4
West Dorset 009D -0.031 15798/32,844 5
West Dorset 009C -0.263 19684/32,844 6
West Dorset 009G -0.361 21378/32,844 7
West Dorset 009H -0.398 22001/32,844 7
West Dorset 009E -0.497 23443/32,844 8
West Dorset 009F -0.632 25336/32,844 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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