Deprivation Statistics for Folkestone Central, Folkestone and Hythe

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Folkestone Central, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent

We have used the 9 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Folkestone Central, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Folkestone and Hythe. 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 9 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 Folkestone Central 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 Folkestone Central. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Folkestone Central

iLivehere Rating 8/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Folkestone Central. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Folkestone and Hythe.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Shepway 014A 63.736 614/32,844 1
Shepway 014B 52.742 1761/32,844 1
Shepway 014D 40.541 4097/32,844 2
Shepway 004E 40.536 4100/32,844 2
Shepway 014C 38.805 4635/32,844 2
Shepway 015B 31.549 7266/32,844 3
Shepway 015A 28.443 8797/32,844 3
Shepway 015C 23.885 11441/32,844 4
Shepway 006A 9.255 25455/32,844 8

Income Deprivation in Folkestone Central

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Folkestone Central. 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
Shepway 014B 0.339 1239/32,844 1
Shepway 014A 0.324 1556/32,844 1
Shepway 004E 0.265 3381/32,844 2
Shepway 014C 0.235 4750/32,844 2
Shepway 014D 0.211 6016/32,844 2
Shepway 015B 0.2 6652/32,844 3
Shepway 015A 0.188 7445/32,844 3
Shepway 015C 0.128 12722/32,844 4
Shepway 006A 0.059 23906/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Folkestone Central

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Folkestone Central 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
Shepway 014A 0.25 1295/32,844 1
Shepway 014B 0.235 1742/32,844 1
Shepway 014D 0.19 3722/32,844 2
Shepway 014C 0.171 4949/32,844 2
Shepway 004E 0.169 5019/32,844 2
Shepway 015B 0.16 5694/32,844 2
Shepway 015A 0.154 6235/32,844 2
Shepway 015C 0.127 8857/32,844 3
Shepway 006A 0.072 18180/32,844 6

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Folkestone Central

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Folkestone Central population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (8621/32,844) in Folkestone Central is less than the adult average rank (14004/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Shepway 014A 66.335 1055/32,844 1
Shepway 014C 52.055 2877/32,844 1
Shepway 014B 41.526 4989/32,844 2
Shepway 004E 41.389 5017/32,844 2
Shepway 014D 36.366 6337/32,844 2
Shepway 015A 21.727 12727/32,844 4
Shepway 015B 17.123 15727/32,844 5
Shepway 015C 15.762 16779/32,844 6
Shepway 006A 2.429 30387/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Folkestone Central

iLivehere Rating 8/10
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 Folkestone Central. 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
Shepway 014A 1.146 3192/32,844 1
Shepway 014B 1.019 4106/32,844 2
Shepway 015A 0.64 7498/32,844 3
Shepway 014C 0.616 7746/32,844 3
Shepway 015B 0.592 8029/32,844 3
Shepway 014D 0.58 8168/32,844 3
Shepway 004E 0.525 8809/32,844 3
Shepway 015C 0.327 11249/32,844 4
Shepway 006A -0.018 16281/32,844 5

Crime Deprivation in Folkestone Central

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 Folkestone Central. 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
Shepway 014D 1.931 269/32,844 1
Shepway 014A 1.835 371/32,844 1
Shepway 004E 1.417 1293/32,844 1
Shepway 014B 1.335 1603/32,844 1
Shepway 014C 0.98 3684/32,844 2
Shepway 015B 0.712 6373/32,844 2
Shepway 015A 0.283 12203/32,844 4
Shepway 015C 0.132 14629/32,844 5
Shepway 006A -0.474 23415/32,844 8

There were 154 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Folkestone Central in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Folkestone Central

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Folkestone Central. 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
Shepway 015C 29.017 7635/32,844 3
Shepway 015B 26.878 9392/32,844 3
Shepway 014A 23.336 12846/32,844 4
Shepway 014B 22.092 14216/32,844 5
Shepway 014C 20.735 15792/32,844 5
Shepway 014D 19.732 16969/32,844 6
Shepway 006A 19.579 17161/32,844 6
Shepway 004E 18.807 18107/32,844 6
Shepway 015A 18.025 19098/32,844 6

Inside Environment Deprivation in Folkestone Central

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Folkestone Central. 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
Shepway 014A 1.836 402/32,844 1
Shepway 014B 1.028 3672/32,844 2
Shepway 015C 0.813 5548/32,844 2
Shepway 004E 0.811 5569/32,844 2
Shepway 015B 0.766 6040/32,844 2
Shepway 014D 0.737 6409/32,844 2
Shepway 014C 0.736 6430/32,844 2
Shepway 015A 0.712 6652/32,844 3
Shepway 006A -0.763 26972/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Folkestone Central

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Folkestone Central. 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
Shepway 004E -0.245 19401/32,844 6
Shepway 014A -0.267 19758/32,844 7
Shepway 014B -0.268 19774/32,844 7
Shepway 014D -0.298 20314/32,844 7
Shepway 014C -0.79 27285/32,844 9
Shepway 015C -0.81 27522/32,844 9
Shepway 015B -0.877 28281/32,844 9
Shepway 006A -0.887 28370/32,844 9
Shepway 015A -0.914 28668/32,844 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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