Deprivation Statistics for Downham Old Town, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Downham Old Town, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk

We have used the 3 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Downham Old Town, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. 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 3 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 Downham Old Town 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 Downham Old Town. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Downham Old Town

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Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Downham Old Town. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G 27.197 9472/32,844 3
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D 18.034 16097/32,844 5
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H 15.78 18156/32,844 6

Income Deprivation in Downham Old Town

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Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Downham Old Town. 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
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G 0.169 8868/32,844 3
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H 0.112 14699/32,844 5
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D 0.091 17729/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in Downham Old Town

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Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Downham Old Town 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
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G 0.109 11155/32,844 4
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D 0.094 13654/32,844 5
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H 0.072 18195/32,844 6

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Downham Old Town

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Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Downham Old Town population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (9785/32,844) in Downham Old Town is less than the adult average rank (10747/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G 44.022 4409/32,844 2
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D 28.276 9279/32,844 3
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H 15.365 17070/32,844 6

Health Deprivation and Disability in Downham Old Town

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Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
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 Downham Old Town. 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
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G 0.574 8250/32,844 3
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H 0.336 11135/32,844 4
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D 0.308 11522/32,844 4

Crime Deprivation in Downham Old Town

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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 Downham Old Town. 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
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H 0.054 15827/32,844 5
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G -0.157 18988/32,844 6
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D -1.251 30736/32,844 10

There were 57 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Downham Old Town in September 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Downham Old Town

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Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Downham Old Town. 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
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D 29.939 7011/32,844 3
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G 18.229 18828/32,844 6
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H 13.155 25209/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Downham Old Town

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Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Downham Old Town. 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
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G 0.846 5197/32,844 2
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H 0.125 14511/32,844 5
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D -1.624 31896/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Downham Old Town

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Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Downham Old Town. 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
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017H -0.104 17050/32,844 6
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017D -0.518 23742/32,844 8
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 017G -0.596 24857/32,844 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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