Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Higham, Tonbridge and Malling

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Higham, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent

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

Overall Deprivation in Higham

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Higham. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Tonbridge and Malling.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Tonbridge and Malling 011C 21.134 13453/32,844 5
Tonbridge and Malling 011D 11.161 23150/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 011E 3.887 31603/32,844 10
Tonbridge and Malling 011B 3.082 32186/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Higham

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Higham. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 011C 0.133 12219/32,844 4
Tonbridge and Malling 011D 0.071 21342/32,844 7
Tonbridge and Malling 011E 0.026 31416/32,844 10
Tonbridge and Malling 011B 0.02 32212/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Higham

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Higham 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
Tonbridge and Malling 011C 0.106 11613/32,844 4
Tonbridge and Malling 011D 0.064 20520/32,844 7
Tonbridge and Malling 011E 0.041 27615/32,844 9
Tonbridge and Malling 011B 0.026 31394/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Higham

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Higham population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (19573/32,844) in Higham is less than the adult average rank (19965/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Tonbridge and Malling 011C 37.864 5946/32,844 2
Tonbridge and Malling 011D 12.633 19369/32,844 6
Tonbridge and Malling 011E 6.061 26104/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 011B 2.837 29938/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Higham

3
Good
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 Higham. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 011C -0.038 16574/32,844 6
Tonbridge and Malling 011D -0.575 24371/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 011E -1.028 29048/32,844 9
Tonbridge and Malling 011B -1.065 29332/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Higham

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Higham. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 011D 0.571 8129/32,844 3
Tonbridge and Malling 011C 0.136 14554/32,844 5
Tonbridge and Malling 011E -0.664 25808/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 011B -2.008 32659/32,844 10

There were 125 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Higham in September 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Higham

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Higham. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 011B 22.612 13622/32,844 5
Tonbridge and Malling 011C 19.494 17281/32,844 6
Tonbridge and Malling 011E 15.544 22297/32,844 7
Tonbridge and Malling 011D 15.465 22406/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in Higham

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Higham. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 011C -0.23 20091/32,844 7
Tonbridge and Malling 011E -0.595 25101/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 011D -0.879 28035/32,844 9
Tonbridge and Malling 011B -1.016 29170/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Higham

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Higham. 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
Tonbridge and Malling 011D -0.254 19535/32,844 6
Tonbridge and Malling 011B -0.308 20468/32,844 7
Tonbridge and Malling 011E -0.466 23021/32,844 8
Tonbridge and Malling 011C -0.64 25421/32,844 8

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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