Deprivation Statistics for North Downs West, Folkestone and Hythe

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in North Downs West, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent

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

Overall Deprivation in North Downs West

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for North Downs West. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Folkestone and Hythe.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Shepway 009D 20.065 14292/32,844 5
Shepway 009C 16.569 17410/32,844 6
Shepway 001A 13.607 20358/32,844 7
Shepway 008D 13.575 20402/32,844 7
Shepway 001D 13.102 20950/32,844 7
Shepway 001C 9.956 24581/32,844 8

Income Deprivation in North Downs West

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in North Downs West. 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
Shepway 001D 0.095 17094/32,844 6
Shepway 009D 0.086 18573/32,844 6
Shepway 008D 0.068 21892/32,844 7
Shepway 001A 0.062 23197/32,844 8
Shepway 009C 0.061 23593/32,844 8
Shepway 001C 0.031 30686/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in North Downs West

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in North Downs West 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
Shepway 001D 0.11 11061/32,844 4
Shepway 009D 0.092 13952/32,844 5
Shepway 009C 0.078 16714/32,844 6
Shepway 001A 0.05 24601/32,844 8
Shepway 008D 0.047 25582/32,844 8
Shepway 001C 0.025 31671/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in North Downs West

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the North Downs West population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (22823/32,844) in North Downs West is more than the adult average rank (22435/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Shepway 009D 17.829 15255/32,844 5
Shepway 001D 10.121 21699/32,844 7
Shepway 008D 8.22 23713/32,844 8
Shepway 009C 7.551 24424/32,844 8
Shepway 001C 5.343 26911/32,844 9
Shepway 001A 4.202 28286/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in North Downs West

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
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 North Downs West. 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
Shepway 001D -0.312 20831/32,844 7
Shepway 009C -0.342 21323/32,844 7
Shepway 009D -0.424 22431/32,844 7
Shepway 001A -0.758 26555/32,844 9
Shepway 008D -0.787 26864/32,844 9
Shepway 001C -0.9 27976/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in North Downs West

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in North Downs West. 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
Shepway 009D -0.133 18638/32,844 6
Shepway 001A -0.571 24741/32,844 8
Shepway 009C -0.755 26832/32,844 9
Shepway 001D -0.853 27826/32,844 9
Shepway 008D -0.902 28262/32,844 9
Shepway 001C -0.971 28864/32,844 9

There were 3 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers North Downs West in August 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in North Downs West

7
Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in North Downs West. 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
Shepway 009C 45.282 1013/32,844 1
Shepway 001C 40.25 2128/32,844 1
Shepway 008D 39.959 2200/32,844 1
Shepway 001A 29.389 7382/32,844 3
Shepway 009D 22.043 14275/32,844 5
Shepway 001D 10.57 28070/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in North Downs West

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in North Downs West. 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
Shepway 009D 1.708 583/32,844 1
Shepway 001A 1.543 975/32,844 1
Shepway 001C 0.819 5495/32,844 2
Shepway 008D 0.789 5803/32,844 2
Shepway 009C 0.66 7198/32,844 3
Shepway 001D 0.148 14154/32,844 5

Outside Environment Deprivation in North Downs West

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in North Downs West. 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
Shepway 008D -0.051 16138/32,844 5
Shepway 001C -0.592 24802/32,844 8
Shepway 009C -0.656 25619/32,844 8
Shepway 009D -0.979 29258/32,844 9
Shepway 001A -1.11 30344/32,844 10
Shepway 001D -1.237 31108/32,844 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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