Deprivation Statistics for Downs and Mereworth, Tonbridge and Malling

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Downs and Mereworth, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent

We have used the 3 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Downs and Mereworth, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Tonbridge and Malling. 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 Downs and Mereworth 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 Downs and Mereworth. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Downs and Mereworth

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Downs and Mereworth. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Tonbridge and Malling.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Tonbridge and Malling 007A 18.638 15546/32,844 5
Tonbridge and Malling 014F 18.259 15908/32,844 5
Tonbridge and Malling 014E 12.349 21775/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in Downs and Mereworth

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Downs and Mereworth. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 014F 0.054 25071/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 007A 0.054 25210/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 014E 0.042 28213/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Downs and Mereworth

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Downs and Mereworth 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
Tonbridge and Malling 007A 0.05 24788/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 014F 0.042 27245/32,844 9
Tonbridge and Malling 014E 0.036 29017/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Downs and Mereworth

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Downs and Mereworth population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (24603/32,844) in Downs and Mereworth is more than the adult average rank (21672/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Tonbridge and Malling 014F 8.547 23362/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 014E 8.433 23482/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 007A 7.001 25040/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Downs and Mereworth

1
Excellent
iLivehere Rating 1/10
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 Downs and Mereworth. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 007A -0.513 23598/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 014E -1.391 31301/32,844 10
Tonbridge and Malling 014F -1.478 31629/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Downs and Mereworth

7
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 Downs and Mereworth. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 014F 1.21 2177/32,844 1
Tonbridge and Malling 007A 0.396 10511/32,844 4
Tonbridge and Malling 014E -0.327 21420/32,844 7

There were 11 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Downs and Mereworth in September 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Downs and Mereworth

10
Extremely Bad
iLivehere Rating 10/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Downs and Mereworth. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 007A 45.402 985/32,844 1
Tonbridge and Malling 014E 42.736 1482/32,844 1
Tonbridge and Malling 014F 41.825 1706/32,844 1

Inside Environment Deprivation in Downs and Mereworth

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Downs and Mereworth. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 007A 1.14 2826/32,844 1
Tonbridge and Malling 014F 0.647 7369/32,844 3
Tonbridge and Malling 014E 0.566 8366/32,844 3

Outside Environment Deprivation in Downs and Mereworth

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Downs and Mereworth. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 014F 0.78 5801/32,844 2
Tonbridge and Malling 014E 0.446 8959/32,844 3
Tonbridge and Malling 007A 0.378 9776/32,844 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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