Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Northam, Torridge

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Northam, Torridge, Devon

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

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Overall Deprivation in Northam

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Northam. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Torridge.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Torridge 001C 32.901 6707/32,844 3
Torridge 001D 17.523 16535/32,844 6
Torridge 002A 12.958 21094/32,844 7
Torridge 002B 9.413 25242/32,844 8

Income Deprivation in Northam

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Northam. 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
Torridge 001C 0.256 3746/32,844 2
Torridge 001D 0.12 13660/32,844 5
Torridge 002A 0.087 18395/32,844 6
Torridge 002B 0.061 23355/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Northam

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Northam 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
Torridge 001C 0.172 4884/32,844 2
Torridge 001D 0.106 11663/32,844 4
Torridge 002A 0.098 12894/32,844 4
Torridge 002B 0.062 21045/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Northam

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Northam population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (12648/32,844) in Northam is less than the adult average rank (18390/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Torridge 001C 40.12 5337/32,844 2
Torridge 001D 16.023 16560/32,844 6
Torridge 002A 13.181 18890/32,844 6
Torridge 002B 11.152 20750/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in Northam

iLivehere Rating 6/10
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 Northam. 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
Torridge 001C 0.743 6434/32,844 2
Torridge 001D 0.242 12463/32,844 4
Torridge 002A 0.14 13881/32,844 5
Torridge 002B -0.421 22390/32,844 7

Crime Deprivation in Northam

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Northam. 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
Torridge 001D -0.712 26346/32,844 9
Torridge 002B -0.762 26920/32,844 9
Torridge 001C -0.927 28499/32,844 9
Torridge 002A -1.11 29912/32,844 10

There were 16 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Northam in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Northam

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Northam. 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
Torridge 002B 24.267 11863/32,844 4
Torridge 001D 22.178 14121/32,844 5
Torridge 002A 14.004 24228/32,844 8
Torridge 001C 10.037 28582/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Northam

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Northam. 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
Torridge 001C 0.601 7931/32,844 3
Torridge 001D -0.099 18028/32,844 6
Torridge 002B -0.551 24531/32,844 8
Torridge 002A -0.709 26404/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Northam

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Northam. 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
Torridge 002B -0.843 27911/32,844 9
Torridge 001C -1.812 32714/32,844 10
Torridge 001D -1.898 32775/32,844 10
Torridge 002A -1.95 32806/32,844 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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