Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Heath, Maidstone

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Heath, Maidstone, Kent

We have used the 4 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Heath, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Maidstone. 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 4 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 Heath 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 Heath. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Heath

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Heath. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Maidstone.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Maidstone 008G 20.822 13683/32,844 5
Maidstone 008C 14.951 18962/32,844 6
Maidstone 008F 11.272 23026/32,844 8
Maidstone 008E 7.332 27901/32,844 9

Income Deprivation in Heath

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Heath. 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
Maidstone 008G 0.151 10374/32,844 4
Maidstone 008C 0.077 20055/32,844 7
Maidstone 008F 0.049 26333/32,844 9
Maidstone 008E 0.048 26634/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Heath

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Heath 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
Maidstone 008G 0.105 11807/32,844 4
Maidstone 008F 0.07 18704/32,844 6
Maidstone 008C 0.069 19041/32,844 6
Maidstone 008E 0.054 23315/32,844 8

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Heath

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Heath population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (20154/32,844) in Heath is less than the adult average rank (20903/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Maidstone 008G 21.941 12569/32,844 4
Maidstone 008C 12.419 19557/32,844 6
Maidstone 008E 8.13 23810/32,844 8
Maidstone 008F 4.5 27907/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Heath

iLivehere Rating 3/10
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 Heath. 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
Maidstone 008C -0.04 16625/32,844 6
Maidstone 008F -0.074 17150/32,844 6
Maidstone 008G -0.292 20533/32,844 7
Maidstone 008E -1.154 29978/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Heath

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 Heath. 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
Maidstone 008C 0.139 14492/32,844 5
Maidstone 008G 0.002 16642/32,844 6
Maidstone 008F -0.012 16867/32,844 6
Maidstone 008E -0.017 16944/32,844 6

There were 270 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Heath in September 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Heath

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Heath. 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
Maidstone 008F 29.277 7449/32,844 3
Maidstone 008G 28.832 7782/32,844 3
Maidstone 008C 27.253 9028/32,844 3
Maidstone 008E 15.321 22603/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in Heath

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Heath. 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
Maidstone 008C 0.42 10246/32,844 4
Maidstone 008G -0.093 17926/32,844 6
Maidstone 008E -0.095 17950/32,844 6
Maidstone 008F -0.464 23418/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in Heath

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Heath. 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
Maidstone 008E -0.049 16103/32,844 5
Maidstone 008G -0.086 16731/32,844 6
Maidstone 008C -0.494 23396/32,844 8
Maidstone 008F -0.925 28773/32,844 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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