Deprivation Statistics Comparison for High Town, Luton

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in High Town, Luton, Bedfordshire

We have used the 6 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in High Town, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Luton. 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 6 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 High Town 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 High Town. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in High Town

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for High Town. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Luton.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Luton 018F 42.239 3663/32,844 2
Luton 018D 39.093 4541/32,844 2
Luton 018B 38.008 4867/32,844 2
Luton 018C 20.07 14284/32,844 5
Luton 018A 17.693 16399/32,844 5
Luton 012A 17.113 16886/32,844 6

Income Deprivation in High Town

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in High Town. 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
Luton 018F 0.204 6448/32,844 2
Luton 018B 0.189 7410/32,844 3
Luton 018D 0.176 8332/32,844 3
Luton 018C 0.101 16198/32,844 5
Luton 012A 0.091 17757/32,844 6
Luton 018A 0.087 18346/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in High Town

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in High Town 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
Luton 018B 0.13 8461/32,844 3
Luton 018D 0.122 9416/32,844 3
Luton 018F 0.116 10220/32,844 4
Luton 018C 0.062 20999/32,844 7
Luton 012A 0.057 22270/32,844 7
Luton 018A 0.047 25621/32,844 8

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in High Town

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the High Town population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (6205/32,844) in High Town is less than the adult average rank (15926/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Luton 018B 43.357 4555/32,844 2
Luton 018F 42.054 4856/32,844 2
Luton 018D 41.429 5006/32,844 2
Luton 018C 30.692 8295/32,844 3
Luton 018A 24.831 10928/32,844 4
Luton 012A 9.128 22730/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in High Town

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
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 High Town. 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
Luton 018F 1.011 4154/32,844 2
Luton 018B 0.963 4520/32,844 2
Luton 018D 0.755 6332/32,844 2
Luton 018A 0.025 15625/32,844 5
Luton 018C -0.001 16043/32,844 5
Luton 012A -0.671 25604/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in High Town

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 High Town. 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
Luton 018F 1.232 2083/32,844 1
Luton 018B 0.79 5530/32,844 2
Luton 018D 0.78 5631/32,844 2
Luton 012A 0.556 8308/32,844 3
Luton 018C 0.513 8902/32,844 3
Luton 018A -0.037 17259/32,844 6

There were 1066 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers High Town in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in High Town

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in High Town. 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
Luton 018F 41.298 1835/32,844 1
Luton 018D 37.039 3187/32,844 1
Luton 012A 36.759 3294/32,844 2
Luton 018A 35.536 3835/32,844 2
Luton 018B 34.376 4384/32,844 2
Luton 018C 28.212 8256/32,844 3

Inside Environment Deprivation in High Town

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in High Town. 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
Luton 018D 1.474 1171/32,844 1
Luton 018F 0.619 7711/32,844 3
Luton 012A 0.445 9942/32,844 4
Luton 018C 0.423 10212/32,844 4
Luton 018B 0.186 13532/32,844 5
Luton 018A 0.01 16295/32,844 5

Outside Environment Deprivation in High Town

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in High Town. 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
Luton 018B 1.828 703/32,844 1
Luton 018F 1.711 991/32,844 1
Luton 018A 0.909 4782/32,844 2
Luton 018D 0.621 7220/32,844 3
Luton 012A 0.574 7664/32,844 3
Luton 018C 0.332 10323/32,844 4

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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