Deprivation Statistics for Priorswood, Somerset West and Taunton

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Priorswood, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

We have used the 8 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Priorswood, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Somerset West and Taunton. 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 8 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 Priorswood 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 Priorswood. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Priorswood

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Priorswood. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Somerset West and Taunton.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Taunton Deane 004A 50.651 2086/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 004E 36.865 5246/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 004C 35.928 5559/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 007E 32.539 6868/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 004B 25.318 10565/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 004D 18.461 15728/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 002D 17.941 16167/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 007F 16.407 17556/32,844 6

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Income Deprivation in Priorswood

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 Priorswood. 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
Taunton Deane 004A 0.298 2274/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 004E 0.254 3860/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 004C 0.199 6708/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 007E 0.165 9182/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 004B 0.144 11072/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 004D 0.106 15427/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 007F 0.093 17370/32,844 6
Taunton Deane 002D 0.087 18439/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in Priorswood

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Priorswood 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
Taunton Deane 004A 0.2 3135/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 004C 0.169 5058/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 004E 0.157 5897/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 007E 0.153 6260/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 004B 0.107 11474/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 002D 0.106 11567/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 004D 0.102 12262/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 007F 0.065 20222/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Priorswood

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Priorswood population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (6661/32,844) in Priorswood is less than the adult average rank (10501/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Taunton Deane 004A 61.89 1534/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 004E 61.549 1564/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 004C 54.794 2434/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 004B 43.057 4626/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 004D 27.85 9456/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 007F 26.176 10225/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 007E 16.427 16246/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 002D 13.69 18429/32,844 6

Health Deprivation and Disability in Priorswood

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 Priorswood. 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
Taunton Deane 004A 1.295 2377/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 007E 0.938 4705/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 004C 0.809 5811/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 004E 0.435 9885/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 004B 0.379 10602/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 002D 0.25 12329/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 004D 0.222 12755/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 007F -0.158 18505/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in Priorswood

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Priorswood. 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
Taunton Deane 004A 1.5 1065/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 007E 1.328 1631/32,844 1
Taunton Deane 004B 0.731 6165/32,844 2
Taunton Deane 004C 0.667 6882/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 007F 0.621 7432/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 002D 0.185 13754/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 004E 0.142 14452/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 004D 0.005 16594/32,844 6

There were 277 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Priorswood in December 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Priorswood

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Priorswood. 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
Taunton Deane 004E 24.52 11610/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 002D 24.4 11716/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 004C 21.244 15210/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 007F 20.235 16381/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 004A 18.459 18539/32,844 6
Taunton Deane 007E 16.16 21465/32,844 7
Taunton Deane 004D 14.412 23751/32,844 8
Taunton Deane 004B 13.206 25164/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Priorswood

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Priorswood. 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
Taunton Deane 007E 0.584 8133/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 004E 0.16 13985/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 004A 0.082 15178/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 002D -0.048 17222/32,844 6
Taunton Deane 004B -0.128 18495/32,844 6
Taunton Deane 004C -0.186 19409/32,844 6
Taunton Deane 004D -0.276 20752/32,844 7
Taunton Deane 007F -0.754 26875/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Priorswood

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Priorswood. 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
Taunton Deane 007E 0.615 7280/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 004A 0.508 8319/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 007F 0.395 9574/32,844 3
Taunton Deane 004B 0.165 12642/32,844 4
Taunton Deane 004D -0.039 15937/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 004C -0.045 16042/32,844 5
Taunton Deane 004E -0.083 16666/32,844 6
Taunton Deane 002D -0.235 19243/32,844 6

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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