Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Highfield, Dacorum

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Highfield, Dacorum, Hertfordshire

We have used the 5 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 Dacorum. 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 5 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.

Overall Deprivation in Highfield

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
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 Dacorum.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Dacorum 008D 36.839 5254/32,844 2
Dacorum 008E 33.343 6530/32,844 2
Dacorum 008A 26.054 10160/32,844 4
Dacorum 008C 25.335 10551/32,844 4
Dacorum 008B 23.263 11879/32,844 4

Income Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 8/10
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
Dacorum 008D 0.227 5158/32,844 2
Dacorum 008E 0.204 6413/32,844 2
Dacorum 008C 0.177 8224/32,844 3
Dacorum 008A 0.176 8305/32,844 3
Dacorum 008B 0.144 11080/32,844 4

Employment Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 8/10
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
Dacorum 008D 0.168 5154/32,844 2
Dacorum 008E 0.143 7162/32,844 3
Dacorum 008A 0.128 8712/32,844 3
Dacorum 008C 0.122 9413/32,844 3
Dacorum 008B 0.12 9662/32,844 3

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 8/10
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 (5089/32,844) in Highfield is less than the adult average rank (6579/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Dacorum 008D 67.485 966/32,844 1
Dacorum 008E 51.985 2888/32,844 1
Dacorum 008A 33.079 7416/32,844 3
Dacorum 008B 31.981 7826/32,844 3
Dacorum 008C 29.307 8855/32,844 3

Health Deprivation and Disability in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 6/10
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
Dacorum 008E 0.512 8956/32,844 3
Dacorum 008A 0.495 9158/32,844 3
Dacorum 008D 0.391 10462/32,844 4
Dacorum 008C 0.084 14762/32,844 5
Dacorum 008B -0.148 18367/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in Highfield

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
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
Dacorum 008E 1.016 3394/32,844 2
Dacorum 008B 0.704 6460/32,844 2
Dacorum 008C 0.542 8504/32,844 3
Dacorum 008D 0.106 15044/32,844 5
Dacorum 008A 0.087 15326/32,844 5

There were 393 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Highfield in August 2020

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
Dacorum 008D 30.567 6553/32,844 2
Dacorum 008A 24.799 11326/32,844 4
Dacorum 008C 22.682 13548/32,844 5
Dacorum 008B 21.801 14556/32,844 5
Dacorum 008E 20.197 16422/32,844 5

Inside Environment Deprivation in Highfield

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
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
Dacorum 008C -0.002 16497/32,844 6
Dacorum 008E -0.525 24220/32,844 8
Dacorum 008B -0.528 24246/32,844 8
Dacorum 008A -0.814 27461/32,844 9
Dacorum 008D -1.243 30511/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Highfield

iLivehere Rating 3/10
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
Dacorum 008C -0.356 21282/32,844 7
Dacorum 008A -0.456 22854/32,844 7
Dacorum 008B -0.457 22883/32,844 7
Dacorum 008E -0.694 26098/32,844 8
Dacorum 008D -0.828 27734/32,844 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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