Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Leggatts, Watford

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

We have used the 5 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Leggatts, 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 Leggatts 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 Leggatts. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Leggatts

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Leggatts. 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 004C 23.779 11515/32,844 4
Watford 004A 19.916 14418/32,844 5
Watford 004B 17.945 16161/32,844 5
Watford 004D 14.824 19094/32,844 6
Watford 004E 11.036 23297/32,844 8

Income Deprivation in Leggatts

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Leggatts. 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 004C 0.177 8286/32,844 3
Watford 004A 0.128 12741/32,844 4
Watford 004B 0.104 15744/32,844 5
Watford 004D 0.091 17798/32,844 6
Watford 004E 0.045 27284/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Leggatts

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Leggatts 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 004C 0.114 10517/32,844 4
Watford 004A 0.089 14561/32,844 5
Watford 004B 0.075 17578/32,844 6
Watford 004D 0.044 26743/32,844 9
Watford 004E 0.034 29561/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Leggatts

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Leggatts population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (16726/32,844) in Leggatts is more than the adult average rank (13113/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Watford 004C 30.546 8348/32,844 3
Watford 004B 25.102 10776/32,844 4
Watford 004A 20.704 13326/32,844 5
Watford 004D 10.842 21046/32,844 7
Watford 004E 10.184 21649/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in Leggatts

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 Leggatts. 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 004A 0.362 10827/32,844 4
Watford 004B 0.044 15331/32,844 5
Watford 004C -0.021 16326/32,844 5
Watford 004D -0.553 24101/32,844 8
Watford 004E -1.038 29126/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Leggatts

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 Leggatts. 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 004E 0.773 5697/32,844 2
Watford 004D 0.417 10201/32,844 4
Watford 004B 0.202 13462/32,844 5
Watford 004A 0.154 14247/32,844 5
Watford 004C -0.078 17809/32,844 6

There were 373 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Leggatts in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Leggatts

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Leggatts. 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 004C 29.472 7318/32,844 3
Watford 004D 27.815 8591/32,844 3
Watford 004A 24.919 11207/32,844 4
Watford 004E 23.939 12207/32,844 4
Watford 004B 22.296 13971/32,844 5

Inside Environment Deprivation in Leggatts

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Leggatts. 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 004D 0.745 6301/32,844 2
Watford 004E 0.45 9876/32,844 4
Watford 004B 0.032 15940/32,844 5
Watford 004A -0.517 24108/32,844 8
Watford 004C -0.912 28298/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Leggatts

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Leggatts. 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 004B 0.458 8842/32,844 3
Watford 004D 0.292 10859/32,844 4
Watford 004A 0.236 11617/32,844 4
Watford 004E 0.228 11739/32,844 4
Watford 004C -0.083 16674/32,844 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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