Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Highwoods, Colchester

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Highwoods, Colchester, Essex

We have used the 7 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Highwoods, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Colchester. 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 7 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 Highwoods 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 Highwoods. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Highwoods

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Highwoods. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Colchester.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Colchester 002B 26.187 10060/32,844 4
Colchester 002C 20.932 13601/32,844 5
Colchester 002A 16.777 17204/32,844 6
Colchester 002F 13.315 20723/32,844 7
Colchester 002D 12.015 22155/32,844 7
Colchester 004D 11.477 22766/32,844 7
Colchester 002G 5.955 29520/32,844 9

Income Deprivation in Highwoods

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Highwoods. 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
Colchester 002B 0.182 7863/32,844 3
Colchester 002C 0.163 9355/32,844 3
Colchester 002F 0.102 16062/32,844 5
Colchester 002A 0.099 16444/32,844 6
Colchester 002D 0.081 19436/32,844 6
Colchester 004D 0.062 23326/32,844 8
Colchester 002G 0.049 26485/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Highwoods

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Highwoods 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
Colchester 002B 0.122 9466/32,844 3
Colchester 002C 0.112 10707/32,844 4
Colchester 002A 0.108 11251/32,844 4
Colchester 002D 0.084 15416/32,844 5
Colchester 002F 0.061 21292/32,844 7
Colchester 004D 0.056 22659/32,844 7
Colchester 002G 0.044 26826/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Highwoods

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Highwoods population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (21678/32,844) in Highwoods is more than the adult average rank (19843/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Colchester 002B 32.391 7668/32,844 3
Colchester 002C 16.03 16554/32,844 6
Colchester 002F 12.923 19106/32,844 6
Colchester 002A 11.282 20636/32,844 7
Colchester 002D 4.719 27648/32,844 9
Colchester 002G 4.657 27719/32,844 9
Colchester 004D 4.056 28472/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Highwoods

iLivehere Rating 5/10
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 Highwoods. 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
Colchester 002B 0.566 8329/32,844 3
Colchester 002A 0.4 10322/32,844 4
Colchester 002C 0.254 12269/32,844 4
Colchester 002D 0.13 14026/32,844 5
Colchester 002F -0.095 17487/32,844 6
Colchester 002G -0.268 20156/32,844 7
Colchester 004D -0.425 22439/32,844 7

Crime Deprivation in Highwoods

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 Highwoods. 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
Colchester 002B 0.237 12912/32,844 4
Colchester 004D -0.029 17127/32,844 6
Colchester 002C -0.15 18888/32,844 6
Colchester 002A -0.499 23776/32,844 8
Colchester 002D -0.501 23811/32,844 8
Colchester 002F -0.65 25641/32,844 8
Colchester 002G -1.2 30460/32,844 10

There were 598 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Highwoods in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Highwoods

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Highwoods. 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
Colchester 004D 34.049 4552/32,844 2
Colchester 002F 28.745 7859/32,844 3
Colchester 002C 25.458 10694/32,844 4
Colchester 002A 23.316 12864/32,844 4
Colchester 002B 22.744 13486/32,844 5
Colchester 002G 20.748 15779/32,844 5
Colchester 002D 20.16 16459/32,844 6

Inside Environment Deprivation in Highwoods

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Highwoods. 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
Colchester 004D -0.025 16848/32,844 6
Colchester 002A -0.662 25902/32,844 8
Colchester 002F -0.672 26017/32,844 8
Colchester 002B -0.692 26253/32,844 8
Colchester 002C -0.793 27278/32,844 9
Colchester 002D -1.058 29456/32,844 9
Colchester 002G -1.597 31824/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Highwoods

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Highwoods. 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
Colchester 002D -0.293 20228/32,844 7
Colchester 002C -0.296 20288/32,844 7
Colchester 002F -0.298 20313/32,844 7
Colchester 002B -0.349 21179/32,844 7
Colchester 002G -0.47 23079/32,844 8
Colchester 002A -0.653 25576/32,844 8
Colchester 004D -0.739 26683/32,844 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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