Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Forest Hill, Lewisham

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Forest Hill, Lewisham, Greater London

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

Overall Deprivation in Forest Hill

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Forest Hill. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Lewisham.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Lewisham 028C 31.215 7446/32,844 3
Lewisham 028A 30.358 7863/32,844 3
Lewisham 028B 21.897 12841/32,844 4
Lewisham 028D 21.089 13495/32,844 5
Lewisham 021E 19.131 15134/32,844 5
Lewisham 021B 17.513 16542/32,844 6
Lewisham 021D 15.644 18301/32,844 6
Lewisham 021C 14.438 19513/32,844 6
Lewisham 021A 12.229 21913/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in Forest Hill

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Forest Hill. 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
Lewisham 028C 0.236 4702/32,844 2
Lewisham 028A 0.174 8489/32,844 3
Lewisham 028D 0.142 11257/32,844 4
Lewisham 028B 0.138 11687/32,844 4
Lewisham 021E 0.109 15084/32,844 5
Lewisham 021B 0.106 15496/32,844 5
Lewisham 021D 0.096 16887/32,844 6
Lewisham 021C 0.093 17437/32,844 6
Lewisham 021A 0.059 23943/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Forest Hill

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Forest Hill 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
Lewisham 028A 0.134 8090/32,844 3
Lewisham 028C 0.124 9209/32,844 3
Lewisham 028B 0.09 14280/32,844 5
Lewisham 028D 0.079 16596/32,844 6
Lewisham 021E 0.078 16879/32,844 6
Lewisham 021C 0.073 17949/32,844 6
Lewisham 021D 0.072 18231/32,844 6
Lewisham 021B 0.058 21986/32,844 7
Lewisham 021A 0.038 28512/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Forest Hill

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Forest Hill population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (21460/32,844) in Forest Hill is less than the adult average rank (26764/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Lewisham 028C 17.851 15240/32,844 5
Lewisham 028A 11.748 20197/32,844 7
Lewisham 028B 9.031 22830/32,844 7
Lewisham 021B 7.457 24526/32,844 8
Lewisham 028D 6.453 25649/32,844 8
Lewisham 021E 4.809 27540/32,844 9
Lewisham 021D 4.104 28407/32,844 9
Lewisham 021A 3.999 28546/32,844 9
Lewisham 021C 3.152 29561/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Forest Hill

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 Forest Hill. 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
Lewisham 028A 0.393 10431/32,844 4
Lewisham 028C 0.322 11313/32,844 4
Lewisham 028B 0.167 13513/32,844 5
Lewisham 028D -0.122 17922/32,844 6
Lewisham 021E -0.145 18301/32,844 6
Lewisham 021B -0.573 24358/32,844 8
Lewisham 021D -0.655 25402/32,844 8
Lewisham 021A -0.682 25738/32,844 8
Lewisham 021C -0.682 25741/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in Forest Hill

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Forest Hill. 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
Lewisham 028A 0.85 4880/32,844 2
Lewisham 028D 0.595 7806/32,844 3
Lewisham 021A 0.353 11114/32,844 4
Lewisham 021B 0.301 11920/32,844 4
Lewisham 021E 0.228 13063/32,844 4
Lewisham 028B 0.077 15459/32,844 5
Lewisham 028C 0.063 15702/32,844 5
Lewisham 021D 0.041 16025/32,844 5
Lewisham 021C -0.246 20292/32,844 7

There were 538 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Forest Hill in September 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Forest Hill

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Forest Hill. 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
Lewisham 028C 44.544 1135/32,844 1
Lewisham 028A 38.204 2769/32,844 1
Lewisham 028B 36.301 3498/32,844 2
Lewisham 021C 32.497 5378/32,844 2
Lewisham 021E 31.281 6099/32,844 2
Lewisham 021B 30.517 6597/32,844 3
Lewisham 028D 29.56 7264/32,844 3
Lewisham 021D 27.822 8584/32,844 3
Lewisham 021A 23.475 12698/32,844 4

Inside Environment Deprivation in Forest Hill

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Forest Hill. 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
Lewisham 021A 0.753 6212/32,844 2
Lewisham 021B 0.658 7214/32,844 3
Lewisham 028D 0.637 7486/32,844 3
Lewisham 021E 0.627 7621/32,844 3
Lewisham 021D 0.498 9226/32,844 3
Lewisham 028A 0.147 14166/32,844 5
Lewisham 028B 0.062 15499/32,844 5
Lewisham 021C 0.012 16266/32,844 5
Lewisham 028C -0.482 23671/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in Forest Hill

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Forest Hill. 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
Lewisham 021B 1.306 2408/32,844 1
Lewisham 021D 1.245 2712/32,844 1
Lewisham 021E 1.189 2999/32,844 1
Lewisham 021A 1.166 3121/32,844 1
Lewisham 028B 1.119 3384/32,844 2
Lewisham 028A 1.086 3574/32,844 2
Lewisham 021C 1.074 3639/32,844 2
Lewisham 028C 0.861 5144/32,844 2
Lewisham 028D 0.823 5459/32,844 2

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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