Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Murston, Swale

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Murston, Swale, Kent

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

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Overall Deprivation in Murston

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Murston. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Swale.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Swale 010C 68.275 337/32,844 1
Swale 011A 30.935 7588/32,844 3
Swale 011C 24.781 10895/32,844 4
Swale 011B 16.29 17665/32,844 6

Income Deprivation in Murston

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Murston. 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
Swale 010C 0.401 387/32,844 1
Swale 011A 0.167 9068/32,844 3
Swale 011C 0.144 11053/32,844 4
Swale 011B 0.086 18477/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in Murston

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Murston 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
Swale 010C 0.363 97/32,844 1
Swale 011A 0.116 10139/32,844 4
Swale 011C 0.088 14721/32,844 5
Swale 011B 0.077 17047/32,844 6

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Murston

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Murston population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (5345/32,844) in Murston is less than the adult average rank (5455/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Swale 010C 88.261 94/32,844 1
Swale 011C 49.337 3371/32,844 2
Swale 011A 41.159 5091/32,844 2
Swale 011B 22.38 12304/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in Murston

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
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 Murston. 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
Swale 010C 1.61 1103/32,844 1
Swale 011A 0.214 12863/32,844 4
Swale 011C 0.129 14046/32,844 5
Swale 011B 0.123 14152/32,844 5

Crime Deprivation in Murston

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Murston. 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
Swale 011A 0.628 7351/32,844 3
Swale 011B 0.606 7673/32,844 3
Swale 011C 0.566 8184/32,844 3
Swale 010C 0.482 9320/32,844 3

There were 43 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Murston in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Murston

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Murston. 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
Swale 011A 43.686 1284/32,844 1
Swale 011C 24.881 11250/32,844 4
Swale 010C 21.278 15177/32,844 5
Swale 011B 13.204 25166/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Murston

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Murston. 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
Swale 011C -0.139 18645/32,844 6
Swale 010C -0.176 19243/32,844 6
Swale 011B -0.197 19587/32,844 6
Swale 011A -0.255 20462/32,844 7

Outside Environment Deprivation in Murston

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Murston. 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
Swale 010C -0.106 17081/32,844 6
Swale 011B -0.112 17217/32,844 6
Swale 011A -0.489 23334/32,844 8
Swale 011C -0.508 23601/32,844 8

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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