Deprivation Statistics for Dunstable-Northfields, Central Bedfordshire

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Dunstable-Northfields, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

We have used the 7 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Dunstable-Northfields, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Central Bedfordshire. 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 7 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 Dunstable-Northfields 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 Dunstable-Northfields. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Dunstable-Northfields

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Dunstable-Northfields. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Central Bedfordshire.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Central Bedfordshire 028B 27.745 9177/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 029C 27.463 9318/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 028C 26.245 10014/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 028F 23.461 11720/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 028D 22.404 12457/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 029E 20.007 14341/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 028E 11.067 23251/32,844 8

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Income Deprivation in Dunstable-Northfields

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Dunstable-Northfields. 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
Central Bedfordshire 028B 0.205 6376/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 028C 0.173 8594/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 029C 0.161 9535/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 028D 0.138 11656/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 028F 0.135 11941/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 029E 0.088 18225/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 028E 0.042 28098/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Dunstable-Northfields

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Dunstable-Northfields 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
Central Bedfordshire 028C 0.132 8257/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 028B 0.132 8276/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 029C 0.12 9675/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 028D 0.093 13820/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 028F 0.082 15898/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 029E 0.056 22701/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 028E 0.045 26406/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Dunstable-Northfields

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Dunstable-Northfields population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (6671/32,844) in Dunstable-Northfields is less than the adult average rank (11591/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Central Bedfordshire 028B 44.048 4402/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 028C 41.739 4948/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 028D 37.823 5956/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 028F 32.948 7455/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 029C 24.2 11230/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 028E 21.462 12879/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 029E 19.104 14322/32,844 5

Health Deprivation and Disability in Dunstable-Northfields

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 Dunstable-Northfields. 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
Central Bedfordshire 028C 0.134 13970/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 028B 0.132 14005/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 029C 0.1 14520/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 028D -0.022 16329/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 028F -0.09 17425/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 029E -0.5 23417/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 028E -0.77 26692/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Dunstable-Northfields

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Dunstable-Northfields. 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
Central Bedfordshire 029E 1.595 793/32,844 1
Central Bedfordshire 029C 1.191 2283/32,844 1
Central Bedfordshire 028D 0.938 4045/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 028F 0.71 6388/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 028C 0.575 8054/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 028B 0.207 13387/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 028E -0.28 20750/32,844 7

There were 115 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Dunstable-Northfields in February 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Dunstable-Northfields

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Dunstable-Northfields. 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
Central Bedfordshire 028E 33.738 4708/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 028F 29.93 7016/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 028B 22.892 13333/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 029E 16.682 20825/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 029C 16.002 21675/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 028D 12.772 25672/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 028C 11.99 26576/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Dunstable-Northfields

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Dunstable-Northfields. 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
Central Bedfordshire 029C 0.684 6948/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 029E 0.67 7094/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 028F 0.223 12983/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 028E -0.366 22091/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 028C -0.413 22710/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 028D -0.446 23187/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 028B -1.456 31380/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Dunstable-Northfields

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Dunstable-Northfields. 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
Central Bedfordshire 029E 0.792 5711/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 029C 0.414 9330/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 028C 0.164 12650/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 028F 0.1 13671/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 028D -0.057 16236/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 028E -0.142 17695/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 028B -0.192 18501/32,844 6

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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