Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Kempston Rural, Bedford

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Kempston Rural, Bedford, Bedfordshire

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

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Overall Deprivation in Kempston Rural

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Kempston Rural. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Bedford.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Bedford 002F 14.584 19355/32,844 6
Bedford 018D 12.289 21844/32,844 7
Bedford 008C 10.65 23718/32,844 8
Bedford 002E 9.078 25680/32,844 8

Income Deprivation in Kempston Rural

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Kempston Rural. 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
Bedford 018D 0.09 17877/32,844 6
Bedford 008C 0.083 18999/32,844 6
Bedford 002E 0.068 21974/32,844 7
Bedford 002F 0.046 27082/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Kempston Rural

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Kempston Rural 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
Bedford 018D 0.063 20734/32,844 7
Bedford 002E 0.05 24560/32,844 8
Bedford 002F 0.046 25993/32,844 8
Bedford 008C 0.044 26760/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Kempston Rural

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Kempston Rural population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (20997/32,844) in Kempston Rural is less than the adult average rank (23916/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Bedford 018D 17.475 15483/32,844 5
Bedford 002F 12.42 19556/32,844 6
Bedford 008C 6.344 25789/32,844 8
Bedford 002E 1.672 31250/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Kempston Rural

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
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 Kempston Rural. 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
Bedford 002E -0.333 21159/32,844 7
Bedford 002F -0.421 22389/32,844 7
Bedford 018D -0.804 27038/32,844 9
Bedford 008C -1.311 30904/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Kempston Rural

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 Kempston Rural. 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
Bedford 008C -0.172 19242/32,844 6
Bedford 018D -0.287 20851/32,844 7
Bedford 002F -0.426 22775/32,844 7
Bedford 002E -0.978 28904/32,844 9

There were 41 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Kempston Rural in November 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Kempston Rural

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Kempston Rural. 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
Bedford 002F 40.284 2118/32,844 1
Bedford 008C 36.013 3634/32,844 2
Bedford 002E 21.729 14630/32,844 5
Bedford 018D 17.49 19807/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in Kempston Rural

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Kempston Rural. 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
Bedford 002F 0.951 4239/32,844 2
Bedford 002E 0.557 8462/32,844 3
Bedford 018D 0.515 8973/32,844 3
Bedford 008C -0.836 27646/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Kempston Rural

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Kempston Rural. 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
Bedford 002F -0.162 18009/32,844 6
Bedford 002E -0.203 18709/32,844 6
Bedford 018D -0.259 19629/32,844 6
Bedford 008C -0.434 22546/32,844 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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