Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Highfield, Ashford

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Highfield, Ashford, Kent

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

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Overall Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Highfield. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Ashford.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Ashford 006F 18.717 15479/32,844 5
Ashford 006E 10.63 23738/32,844 8
Ashford 006B 7.043 28263/32,844 9
Ashford 006C 5.703 29803/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Highfield

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Highfield. 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
Ashford 006F 0.124 13184/32,844 5
Ashford 006B 0.041 28297/32,844 9
Ashford 006E 0.041 28429/32,844 9
Ashford 006C 0.033 30129/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Highfield 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
Ashford 006F 0.102 12243/32,844 4
Ashford 006B 0.047 25828/32,844 8
Ashford 006C 0.039 28236/32,844 9
Ashford 006E 0.031 30434/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Highfield

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Highfield population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (19594/32,844) in Highfield is more than the adult average rank (19147/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Ashford 006F 20.532 13443/32,844 5
Ashford 006B 13.966 18191/32,844 6
Ashford 006C 8.986 22870/32,844 7
Ashford 006E 6.886 25156/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Highfield

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 Highfield. 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
Ashford 006F 0 16013/32,844 5
Ashford 006B -0.386 21945/32,844 7
Ashford 006E -0.848 27484/32,844 9
Ashford 006C -1.162 30045/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Highfield. 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
Ashford 006F 0.119 14826/32,844 5
Ashford 006E -0.42 22701/32,844 7
Ashford 006C -0.752 26809/32,844 9
Ashford 006B -0.776 27062/32,844 9

There were 158 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Highfield in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Highfield. 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
Ashford 006E 46.241 852/32,844 1
Ashford 006C 25.238 10880/32,844 4
Ashford 006F 16.572 20955/32,844 7
Ashford 006B 12.853 25577/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Highfield. 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
Ashford 006F 0.38 10815/32,844 4
Ashford 006B -0.077 17672/32,844 6
Ashford 006E -0.886 28077/32,844 9
Ashford 006C -1.158 30058/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Highfield. 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
Ashford 006C -0.04 15943/32,844 5
Ashford 006B -0.066 16387/32,844 5
Ashford 006E -0.135 17581/32,844 6
Ashford 006F -0.384 21765/32,844 7

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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