Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Lakenheath, West Suffolk

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Lakenheath, West Suffolk, Suffolk

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

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Overall Deprivation in Lakenheath

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Lakenheath. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of West Suffolk.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Forest Heath 001C 20.751 13729/32,844 5
Forest Heath 002E 17.568 16496/32,844 6
Forest Heath 003H 16.922 17060/32,844 6
Forest Heath 002F 15.768 18177/32,844 6
Forest Heath 002C 11.54 22703/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in Lakenheath

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Lakenheath. 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
Forest Heath 001C 0.094 17243/32,844 6
Forest Heath 002E 0.088 18236/32,844 6
Forest Heath 002C 0.058 24111/32,844 8
Forest Heath 003H 0.052 25638/32,844 8
Forest Heath 002F 0.049 26323/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Lakenheath

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Lakenheath 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
Forest Heath 001C 0.074 17666/32,844 6
Forest Heath 002E 0.073 17927/32,844 6
Forest Heath 002C 0.062 20966/32,844 7
Forest Heath 003H 0.037 28891/32,844 9
Forest Heath 002F 0.027 31184/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Lakenheath

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Lakenheath population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (6105/32,844) in Lakenheath is less than the adult average rank (13755/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Forest Heath 001C 35.432 6626/32,844 3
Forest Heath 002E 33.931 7123/32,844 3
Forest Heath 002F 33.447 7302/32,844 3
Forest Heath 003H 29.154 8915/32,844 3
Forest Heath 002C 20.652 13356/32,844 5

Health Deprivation and Disability in Lakenheath

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
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 Lakenheath. 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
Forest Heath 002E 0.129 14048/32,844 5
Forest Heath 002C -0.301 20664/32,844 7
Forest Heath 002F -0.324 21036/32,844 7
Forest Heath 001C -0.385 21936/32,844 7
Forest Heath 003H -0.819 27198/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Lakenheath

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 Lakenheath. 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
Forest Heath 002C -0.095 18058/32,844 6
Forest Heath 001C -0.167 19155/32,844 6
Forest Heath 003H -0.274 20677/32,844 7
Forest Heath 002E -0.284 20812/32,844 7
Forest Heath 002F -1.475 31695/32,844 10

There were 31 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Lakenheath in May 2022

Barriers to Housing and Services in Lakenheath

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Lakenheath. 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
Forest Heath 003H 45.376 990/32,844 1
Forest Heath 002F 44.866 1089/32,844 1
Forest Heath 001C 39.862 2233/32,844 1
Forest Heath 002E 22.854 13364/32,844 5
Forest Heath 002C 13.801 24464/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Lakenheath

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Lakenheath. 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
Forest Heath 003H 0.747 6272/32,844 2
Forest Heath 002F 0.633 7543/32,844 3
Forest Heath 001C 0.514 8993/32,844 3
Forest Heath 002C 0.492 9304/32,844 3
Forest Heath 002E 0.283 12087/32,844 4

Outside Environment Deprivation in Lakenheath

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Lakenheath. 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
Forest Heath 003H -0.021 15648/32,844 5
Forest Heath 002E -0.298 20311/32,844 7
Forest Heath 001C -0.633 25348/32,844 8
Forest Heath 002C -0.739 26680/32,844 9
Forest Heath 002F -1.883 32767/32,844 10

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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