Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Holywell, Watford

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Holywell, Watford, Hertfordshire

We have used the 5 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Holywell, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Watford. 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 Holywell 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 Holywell. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Holywell

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Holywell. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Watford.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Watford 011C 31.621 7239/32,844 3
Watford 011D 29.414 8294/32,844 3
Watford 011B 22.159 12652/32,844 4
Watford 011E 17.152 16861/32,844 6
Watford 011A 15.089 18834/32,844 6

Income Deprivation in Holywell

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Holywell. 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
Watford 011D 0.236 4716/32,844 2
Watford 011C 0.205 6343/32,844 2
Watford 011B 0.133 12194/32,844 4
Watford 011A 0.094 17274/32,844 6
Watford 011E 0.091 17784/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in Holywell

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Holywell 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
Watford 011C 0.155 6081/32,844 2
Watford 011D 0.149 6669/32,844 3
Watford 011B 0.084 15353/32,844 5
Watford 011E 0.072 18248/32,844 6
Watford 011A 0.059 21881/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Holywell

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Holywell population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (15409/32,844) in Holywell is more than the adult average rank (12664/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Watford 011C 39.543 5481/32,844 2
Watford 011D 32.747 7542/32,844 3
Watford 011B 18.505 14770/32,844 5
Watford 011A 10.909 20977/32,844 7
Watford 011E 9.634 22231/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in Holywell

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 Holywell. 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
Watford 011B 0.591 8038/32,844 3
Watford 011C 0.467 9499/32,844 3
Watford 011D 0.285 11826/32,844 4
Watford 011E 0.118 14225/32,844 5
Watford 011A -0.486 23220/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in Holywell

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Holywell. 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
Watford 011B 0.534 8624/32,844 3
Watford 011A 0.453 9727/32,844 3
Watford 011C 0.093 15229/32,844 5
Watford 011E -0.185 19418/32,844 6
Watford 011D -0.222 19939/32,844 7

There were 148 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Holywell in April 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Holywell

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Holywell. 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
Watford 011C 32.376 5441/32,844 2
Watford 011E 27.869 8548/32,844 3
Watford 011D 27.709 8682/32,844 3
Watford 011A 25.701 10457/32,844 4
Watford 011B 24.696 11432/32,844 4

Inside Environment Deprivation in Holywell

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Holywell. 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
Watford 011E 0.796 5732/32,844 2
Watford 011A 0.457 9778/32,844 3
Watford 011B 0.228 12917/32,844 4
Watford 011D -0.85 27774/32,844 9
Watford 011C -0.922 28390/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Holywell

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Holywell. 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
Watford 011A 0.38 9758/32,844 3
Watford 011E 0.356 10050/32,844 4
Watford 011B 0.037 14684/32,844 5
Watford 011C 0.03 14809/32,844 5
Watford 011D -0.155 17894/32,844 6

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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