Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Lower Morden, Merton

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Lower Morden, Merton, Greater London

We have used the 6 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Lower Morden, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Merton. 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 6 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 Lower Morden 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 Lower Morden. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Lower Morden

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Lower Morden. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Merton.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Merton 025C 11.324 22958/32,844 7
Merton 021E 9.848 24701/32,844 8
Merton 025A 9.198 25536/32,844 8
Merton 025D 9.184 25563/32,844 8
Merton 025E 9.163 25586/32,844 8
Merton 025B 6.707 28652/32,844 9

Income Deprivation in Lower Morden

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Lower Morden. 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
Merton 021E 0.084 18823/32,844 6
Merton 025C 0.062 23278/32,844 8
Merton 025D 0.06 23780/32,844 8
Merton 025E 0.059 23979/32,844 8
Merton 025A 0.05 26127/32,844 8
Merton 025B 0.034 30001/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Lower Morden

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Lower Morden 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
Merton 021E 0.064 20394/32,844 7
Merton 025E 0.053 23755/32,844 8
Merton 025C 0.053 23891/32,844 8
Merton 025A 0.049 24978/32,844 8
Merton 025D 0.036 29107/32,844 9
Merton 025B 0.035 29208/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Lower Morden

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Lower Morden population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (24311/32,844) in Lower Morden is more than the adult average rank (14451/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Merton 025B 15.946 16627/32,844 6
Merton 025C 15.727 16813/32,844 6
Merton 025A 14.881 17433/32,844 6
Merton 025D 13.356 18711/32,844 6
Merton 025E 11.729 20210/32,844 7
Merton 021E 7.674 24284/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Lower Morden

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 Lower Morden. 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
Merton 025E -0.524 23727/32,844 8
Merton 021E -0.604 24756/32,844 8
Merton 025C -0.661 25478/32,844 8
Merton 025D -0.721 26137/32,844 8
Merton 025B -0.884 27835/32,844 9
Merton 025A -0.901 27987/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Lower Morden

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Lower Morden. 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
Merton 025A 0.12 14813/32,844 5
Merton 025E 0.039 16079/32,844 5
Merton 025D -0.251 20370/32,844 7
Merton 021E -0.338 21561/32,844 7
Merton 025C -0.401 22446/32,844 7
Merton 025B -0.413 22607/32,844 7

There were 11 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Lower Morden in March 2024

Barriers to Housing and Services in Lower Morden

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Lower Morden. 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
Merton 025C 22.158 14149/32,844 5
Merton 025D 18.992 17873/32,844 6
Merton 021E 16.752 20749/32,844 7
Merton 025E 14.405 23757/32,844 8
Merton 025A 14.078 24143/32,844 8
Merton 025B 13.744 24531/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Lower Morden

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Lower Morden. 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
Merton 025C 0.431 10098/32,844 4
Merton 025D 0.157 14031/32,844 5
Merton 025B -0.081 17735/32,844 6
Merton 025A -0.302 21169/32,844 7
Merton 025E -0.447 23188/32,844 8
Merton 021E -0.999 29058/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Lower Morden

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Lower Morden. 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
Merton 025A 1.076 3626/32,844 2
Merton 025D 0.788 5737/32,844 2
Merton 021E 0.624 7191/32,844 3
Merton 025B 0.621 7225/32,844 3
Merton 025E 0.6 7429/32,844 3
Merton 025C 0.586 7550/32,844 3

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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