Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Oxhey, Watford

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

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

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Overall Deprivation in Oxhey

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Oxhey. 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 012B 25.012 10758/32,844 4
Watford 010D 12.507 21607/32,844 7
Watford 012C 10.492 23890/32,844 8
Watford 012A 6.211 29193/32,844 9
Watford 012D 5.584 29922/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Oxhey

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Oxhey. 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 012B 0.162 9509/32,844 3
Watford 012C 0.072 21151/32,844 7
Watford 010D 0.062 23200/32,844 8
Watford 012A 0.042 28012/32,844 9
Watford 012D 0.027 31387/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Oxhey

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Oxhey 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 012B 0.112 10718/32,844 4
Watford 012C 0.045 26458/32,844 9
Watford 010D 0.037 28808/32,844 9
Watford 012A 0.036 29067/32,844 9
Watford 012D 0.028 31024/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Oxhey

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Oxhey population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (25270/32,844) in Oxhey is more than the adult average rank (24806/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Watford 012B 25.374 10631/32,844 4
Watford 010D 5.127 27153/32,844 9
Watford 012C 4.068 28456/32,844 9
Watford 012A 2.155 30714/32,844 10
Watford 012D 1.328 31651/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Oxhey

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 Oxhey. 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 012B 0.027 15591/32,844 5
Watford 012C -0.529 23788/32,844 8
Watford 010D -0.808 27088/32,844 9
Watford 012A -0.947 28374/32,844 9
Watford 012D -1.361 31169/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Oxhey

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Oxhey. 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 012B 0.326 11544/32,844 4
Watford 012C 0.031 16206/32,844 5
Watford 012D -0.025 17073/32,844 6
Watford 012A -0.274 20671/32,844 7
Watford 010D -0.455 23195/32,844 8

There were 139 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Oxhey in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Oxhey

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Oxhey. 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 010D 36.238 3520/32,844 2
Watford 012B 34.019 4567/32,844 2
Watford 012D 22.34 13922/32,844 5
Watford 012A 19.375 17425/32,844 6
Watford 012C 19.081 17769/32,844 6

Inside Environment Deprivation in Oxhey

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Oxhey. 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 010D 0.978 4032/32,844 2
Watford 012C 0.61 7829/32,844 3
Watford 012A 0.278 12166/32,844 4
Watford 012D 0.177 13678/32,844 5
Watford 012B -0.498 23884/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in Oxhey

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Oxhey. 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 012B 0.551 7881/32,844 3
Watford 012C 0.504 8370/32,844 3
Watford 012A 0.165 12641/32,844 4
Watford 012D 0.139 13044/32,844 4
Watford 010D -0.051 16129/32,844 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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