Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Downs West, Ashford

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Downs West, Ashford, Kent

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

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Overall Deprivation in Downs West

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Downs West. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Ashford.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Ashford 002D 34.835 5951/32,844 2
Ashford 004B 30.972 7567/32,844 3
Ashford 001F 27.034 9569/32,844 3
Ashford 002C 15.893 18048/32,844 6
Ashford 001G 6.865 28481/32,844 9

Income Deprivation in Downs 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 Downs 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
Ashford 001F 0.226 5175/32,844 2
Ashford 004B 0.17 8782/32,844 3
Ashford 002D 0.147 10782/32,844 4
Ashford 002C 0.045 27391/32,844 9
Ashford 001G 0.034 29981/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Downs West

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Downs 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
Ashford 002D 0.149 6698/32,844 3
Ashford 001F 0.143 7175/32,844 3
Ashford 004B 0.118 9960/32,844 4
Ashford 002C 0.041 27525/32,844 9
Ashford 001G 0.033 29920/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Downs West

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Downs West population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (15468/32,844) in Downs West is less than the adult average rank (17082/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Ashford 002D 30.113 8512/32,844 3
Ashford 004B 26.142 10240/32,844 4
Ashford 001F 25.699 10463/32,844 4
Ashford 002C 5.858 26316/32,844 9
Ashford 001G 5.122 27156/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Downs West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
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 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
Ashford 001F 0.416 10106/32,844 4
Ashford 002D 0.35 10969/32,844 4
Ashford 004B 0.029 15570/32,844 5
Ashford 002C -0.646 25285/32,844 8
Ashford 001G -1.655 32116/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Downs West

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Downs 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
Ashford 004B 0.619 7467/32,844 3
Ashford 002D 0.517 8831/32,844 3
Ashford 002C -0.098 18107/32,844 6
Ashford 001G -0.276 20697/32,844 7
Ashford 001F -0.369 22015/32,844 7

There were 5 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Downs West in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Downs West

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Downs 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
Ashford 004B 57.302 30/32,844 1
Ashford 002C 52.677 120/32,844 1
Ashford 002D 50.736 238/32,844 1
Ashford 001G 30.933 6327/32,844 2
Ashford 001F 24.732 11401/32,844 4

Inside Environment Deprivation in Downs West

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Downs 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
Ashford 002C 0.863 5050/32,844 2
Ashford 002D 0.616 7742/32,844 3
Ashford 001G 0.075 15276/32,844 5
Ashford 004B -0.846 27745/32,844 9
Ashford 001F -1.01 29136/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Downs West

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Downs 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
Ashford 002D 0.302 10716/32,844 4
Ashford 004B -0.461 22936/32,844 7
Ashford 001G -0.93 28820/32,844 9
Ashford 002C -0.973 29198/32,844 9
Ashford 001F -1.009 29525/32,844 9

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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