Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Park, Watford

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

We have used the 7 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Park, 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 7 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 Park 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 Park. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Park

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Park. 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 010A 22.656 12282/32,844 4
Watford 010B 17.795 16316/32,844 5
Watford 011E 17.152 16861/32,844 6
Watford 008C 12.24 21895/32,844 7
Watford 008A 12.137 22005/32,844 7
Watford 008B 2.849 32312/32,844 10
Watford 008D 2.103 32633/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Park

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Park. 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 010B 0.111 14793/32,844 5
Watford 010A 0.097 16836/32,844 6
Watford 011E 0.091 17784/32,844 6
Watford 008C 0.079 19793/32,844 7
Watford 008A 0.076 20330/32,844 7
Watford 008D 0.022 32068/32,844 10
Watford 008B 0.02 32192/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Park

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Park 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 010A 0.096 13298/32,844 5
Watford 011E 0.072 18248/32,844 6
Watford 008C 0.071 18637/32,844 6
Watford 010B 0.068 19212/32,844 6
Watford 008A 0.053 23679/32,844 8
Watford 008B 0.027 31346/32,844 10
Watford 008D 0.022 32011/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Park

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Park population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (26866/32,844) in Park is more than the adult average rank (25631/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Watford 010A 12.981 19060/32,844 6
Watford 010B 10.693 21192/32,844 7
Watford 011E 9.634 22231/32,844 7
Watford 008A 2.214 30640/32,844 10
Watford 008C 1.896 31007/32,844 10
Watford 008B 1.226 31751/32,844 10
Watford 008D 0.653 32390/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Park

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 Park. 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 010A 0.456 9640/32,844 3
Watford 011E 0.118 14225/32,844 5
Watford 010B -0.292 20527/32,844 7
Watford 008C -0.626 25037/32,844 8
Watford 008D -1.185 30195/32,844 10
Watford 008A -1.323 30980/32,844 10
Watford 008B -1.366 31193/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Park

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 Park. 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 010A 0.468 9496/32,844 3
Watford 008C 0.421 10160/32,844 4
Watford 008A 0.392 10570/32,844 4
Watford 010B 0.033 16169/32,844 5
Watford 011E -0.185 19418/32,844 6
Watford 008B -0.388 22290/32,844 7
Watford 008D -0.925 28479/32,844 9

There were 559 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Park in January 2024

Barriers to Housing and Services in Park

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Park. 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 008A 33.402 4876/32,844 2
Watford 011E 27.869 8548/32,844 3
Watford 010B 24.99 11123/32,844 4
Watford 008C 24.536 11597/32,844 4
Watford 010A 24.367 11754/32,844 4
Watford 008B 16.298 21292/32,844 7
Watford 008D 12.27 26253/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Park

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Park. 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 010B 1.011 3791/32,844 2
Watford 010A 0.967 4112/32,844 2
Watford 011E 0.796 5732/32,844 2
Watford 008A 0.061 15514/32,844 5
Watford 008D -0.527 24237/32,844 8
Watford 008C -0.741 26746/32,844 9
Watford 008B -0.784 27184/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Park

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Park. 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 008C 0.706 6437/32,844 2
Watford 010A 0.705 6448/32,844 2
Watford 010B 0.528 8111/32,844 3
Watford 011E 0.356 10050/32,844 4
Watford 008D 0.108 13516/32,844 5
Watford 008A 0.036 14713/32,844 5
Watford 008B -0.02 15629/32,844 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.