Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Meriden, Watford

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

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

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Overall Deprivation in Meriden

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Meriden. 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 003D 30.225 7924/32,844 3
Watford 003E 24.231 11225/32,844 4
Watford 003A 22.791 12191/32,844 4
Watford 003B 17.21 16813/32,844 6
Watford 003C 11.045 23284/32,844 8

Income Deprivation in Meriden

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Meriden. 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 003D 0.2 6656/32,844 3
Watford 003E 0.139 11577/32,844 4
Watford 003A 0.138 11695/32,844 4
Watford 003B 0.109 15020/32,844 5
Watford 003C 0.075 20425/32,844 7

Employment Deprivation in Meriden

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Meriden 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 003D 0.123 9301/32,844 3
Watford 003E 0.114 10438/32,844 4
Watford 003A 0.108 11294/32,844 4
Watford 003B 0.076 17221/32,844 6
Watford 003C 0.05 24748/32,844 8

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Meriden

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Meriden population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (14368/32,844) in Meriden is more than the adult average rank (11615/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Watford 003D 37.385 6084/32,844 2
Watford 003A 27.904 9433/32,844 3
Watford 003E 24.99 10832/32,844 4
Watford 003B 17.044 15781/32,844 5
Watford 003C 8.962 22896/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in Meriden

iLivehere Rating 5/10
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 Meriden. 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 003D 0.294 11714/32,844 4
Watford 003E 0.226 12701/32,844 4
Watford 003A 0.058 15105/32,844 5
Watford 003B -0.001 16031/32,844 5
Watford 003C -0.508 23536/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in Meriden

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 Meriden. 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 003B 0.404 10377/32,844 4
Watford 003D 0.24 12865/32,844 4
Watford 003E 0.211 13313/32,844 5
Watford 003A 0.033 16183/32,844 5
Watford 003C 0.007 16573/32,844 6

There were 282 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Meriden in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Meriden

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Meriden. 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 003E 33.31 4935/32,844 2
Watford 003A 31.673 5858/32,844 2
Watford 003D 30.019 6959/32,844 3
Watford 003C 27.018 9262/32,844 3
Watford 003B 21.162 15312/32,844 5

Inside Environment Deprivation in Meriden

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Meriden. 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 003D 0.607 7859/32,844 3
Watford 003B -0.111 18205/32,844 6
Watford 003E -0.251 20415/32,844 7
Watford 003C -0.399 22543/32,844 7
Watford 003A -0.551 24533/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in Meriden

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Meriden. 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 003B 0.524 8153/32,844 3
Watford 003A 0.375 9823/32,844 3
Watford 003C 0.244 11505/32,844 4
Watford 003E 0.23 11706/32,844 4
Watford 003D 0.103 13609/32,844 5

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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